Melton Highway Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along the Melton Highway, between The Regency and Sunshine Avenue, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Project update - June 2020

Stage 1 barrier installation 

We’ve completed vegetation trimming and installed flexible safety barriers along sections on Melton Highway between The Regency to Sunshine Avenue. 

Stage 2 barrier installation

Crews will be back on site to complete the installation of flexible safety barriers in late 2020. 

The project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2021.

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, providing a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

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. 

Mistakes happen, which as humans 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.

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

Working with Melbourne Water

Nearby Project: Holden Reservoir Pipeline project

Melbourne Water are currently completing work on the new Holden Reservoir pipeline, which is approximately three kilometres long and travels along the centre of the Melton Highway, westbound from Antionetta Way in Hillside and across to the north side of Sanctuary Road. 

To facilitate the project, Melbourne Water may have road closures and reduced speed limits in place until end of July 2020. Please keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions. 

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]

The Victorian Government, in partnership with TAC, is investing $1.4 billion into road safety infrastructure under Towards Zero, a plan for a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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