Baxter-Tooradin Road, Devon Meadows

We’re improving safety along Baxter-Tooradin Road, between Fisheries Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Devon Meadows, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Project update - January 2021

Throughout 2020, our crews have been improving safety on Baxter-Tooradin Road. 

We’ve widened more than four kilometres of road between Fisheries Road and the South Gippsland Highway, and installed four kilometres of left-hand side flexible safety barrier.

From Monday 11 January 2021 crews will continue to widen and install left hand flexible safety barriers along the remaining two kilometres of road, as well as install centreline flexible safety barriers and seal road surfaces. 

Due to high rainfall throughout 2020, all works on this project are now expected to be completed in March 2021, weather permitting.

What this means for you

While these safety upgrades are being delivered, drivers can expect: 

  • a reduced speed limit of 60km/h through the site to protect all road users
  • temporary line marking to guide drivers safely through the site.

We’ll be onsite Monday to Friday, working between 7am to 6pm. On occasion, works may also take place on Saturdays. 

If you’re planning on travelling along this route, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions and detour signage 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

We’re delivering the following safety improvements as part of this project:

  • widening lanes and road shoulders to prepare for the installation of new safety barriers
  • installing flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centreline of the road to reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on collisions
  • installing rumble strips in high-risk locations to alert drivers when they begin to veer from their lane
  • resealing the road surface along the length of the project. 

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along some sections of the road. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side to reduce the risk of run-off-road crashes and provide a continuous safer journey.

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 find out more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website.

Background 

Baxter-Tooradin Road is a high-speed route linking Frankston-Flinders Road in Baxter across the most northern section of Western Port Bay to the South Gippsland Highway in Tooradin. 

Between 2013 and 2017, 13 people were seriously injured along this stretch of road. Eight of these serious injuries were head-on collisions between vehicles.

We’re improving safety along Baxter-Tooradin Road, to build a future where no-one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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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, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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