Baxter-Tooradin Road, Devon Meadows

The Victorian Government has improved safety along Baxter-Tooradin Road, between Fisheries Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Devon Meadows, to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Project update - July 2021

All major construction works are now complete and speeds along Baxter-Tooradin Road have returned to 100km/h.

What we've done

We’ve delivered the following safety improvements:

  • widened lanes and road shoulders to prepare for the installation of new safety barriers
  • installed 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
  • resealed the road surface along the length of the project
  • installed audio-tactile line marking in high-risk locations to alert drivers when they begin to veer from their lane
  • installed reflective markers to improve visibility. 

Flexible safety barriers were already in place along some sections of the road. We installed 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.

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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, to reduce road trauma and save lives.

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