Melton Highway Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along the Melton Highway, between The Regency and Sunshine Avenue, to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Project update - December 2021

In 2019, crews installed flexible safety barriers along high-risk sections of the Melton Highway, between The Regency in Hillside and Sunshine Avenue in Keilor.

Crews will be back on site in early 2022 to install additional flexible safety barriers along this stretch of the Melton Highway. 

We’ll keep the community posted on key construction dates and project information before construction recommences in 2022. 

What we’re doing

We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side and centre of the road in high-risk locations, to reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on crashes.

Mistakes happen, which we can’t always avoid. What we can do is build more forgiving road infrastructure so that when a mistake does happen on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable.

Road safety infrastructure such as flexible safety barriers, wide centreline treatments and rumble strips help prevent the most common crash types, head-on and run-off-road collisions, which in 2015 were responsible for 40% of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries. 

To learn more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website

Environmental sustainability

As part of this project, we’re helping improve environmental sustainability along Melton Highway between The Regency and Sunshine Avenue.

We worked with Brimbank City Council to plant over 400 native trees along Melton Highway between Calder Park Drive and Sunshine Avenue to improve flora and fauna in the area.

Revegetation along the road reserves on Melton Highway is an important part of this project and we will continue to work with local council and interest groups to identify ways we can further contribute to revegetation efforts along this key arterial road.

Background

The Melton Highway is a major road linking a range of schools, traders, retirement villages and function facilities in the north-west suburbs of Sydenham and Taylors Lakes.

Between 2012 and 2016, 22 accidents were recorded along this road, resulting in seven people suffering serious injuries and one person tragically losing their life. We’re improving safety on Melton Highway to build a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Map showing Melton Highway safety improvements - installing safety barriers

View a larger version of the map showing Melton Highway safety improvements - installing safety barriers [JPEG 162Kb] 

Get in touch 

To find out more about this project.

Email: [email protected]

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