Metropolitan South East safety improvements

We're improving safety along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Frankston Freeway, Moorooduc Highway, Western Port Highway, South Gippsland Highway, Princes Highway and Baxter-Tooradin Road, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Project update 

Works for these projects started in late 2019. To find out more about how they’re progressing, visit our project pages:

If you’re traveling through these areas, keep an eye out for the changed traffic conditions and crews, plan ahead and allow for an extra five minutes travel time. 

We thank you for your patience while we complete these important road safety upgrades.

What we’re doing

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along some sections of these roads. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers to reduce the risk of head-on collisions and run-off-road crashes.

We’re also introducing other safety treatments, including dedicated turning lanes, line marking, tactile surfaces and safer speeds in high-risk locations to improve safety for all road users.

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

Background 

Many of these projects are taking place on high-speed and high-volume roads. Improving safety along these routes is important in supporting the growing economies and communities in the region. 

Between 2013 and 2017, there were 97 people who suffered serious injuries along these stretches of road, and eight people who tragically lost their lives.

We’re improving safety along our Metropolitan South East roads, to build a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

 Frankston-Moorooduc-Mornington-Peninsula-Fwy-Map 

View a larger version of the Aspendale to Mornington Peninsula safety improvements 

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

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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