Frankston Freeway safety improvements, Carrum Downs to Frankston

We’ve improved safety along the Frankston Freeway, between the intersection with the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Carrum Downs and Beach Street in Frankston, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

What we’ve done

Flexible safety barriers were already in place along sections of this road.

As part of this project we’ve installed additional flexible safety barriers on the centre median and left-hand side of the road in high-risk locations, providing a continuous safer corridor to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes.   

This project forms part of an overarching plan to upgrade high-risk roads between Aspendale and the Mornington Peninsula.  As part of these works, we’ve improved safety at high risk locations along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, the Frankston Freeway, and the Moorooduc Freeway to create a continuous safe corridor linking south-east Victoria.

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 - as humans we can’t always avoid them. What we can do is build a more forgiving road environment so that if 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 

Frankston Freeway forms a short stretch of the Melbourne Freeway, linking suburban Melbourne to Frankston. The freeway is an important link in and out of Frankston connecting Eastlink (Tollways), the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Peninsula Link.  

Works to improve safety along the Frankston Freeway were completed in May 2020. 

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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 under Towards Zero, a plan for a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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