Melton Highway Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along the Melton Highway, between The Regency and Sunshine Avenue, as part of Towards Zero.  

Infrastructure plays a vital role in keeping you safe, which is why we're installing a range of new technologies and proven safety features on roads across the state. 

By installing these safety features and improving existing infrastructure, we can prevent serious crashes from happening, or reduce the severity of crashes when they are unavoidable.

Project Update

Safety improvement works have commenced on Melton Highway, with crews working progressively in stages from The Regency to Sunshine Avenue. 

Construction is underway Monday to Saturday, with speed reductions and lane closures in place while our crews are on site. 

Works start in the inbound (eastbound) direction after 9am each day, and wrap up in the outbound (westbound) direction by 3pm so we’re off the road when school finishes. 

If you’re travelling through the area during works, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow 5 minutes extra travel time. 

Thank you for your patience while we make these important road safety improvements.

Safety improvement works will be continuing along the Melton Highway until mid-2019.  


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


Flexible safety barriers are already in place along sections of the Melton Highway. 

As part of this project we will be installing additional flexible safety barriers on both sides and the centre of the road, providing a continuous safer corridor to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-2019. 

Map showing Melton Highway safety improvements - installing safety barriers

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Have your say

We will be working with the local community to understand access requirements for landowners, councils and emergency services. 

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to visitors, residents, businesses and the environment during the project. 

Get in touch 

To find out more about this project email: [email protected]



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