Princes Highway Pakenham to Longwarry North

We’ve improved safety along the Princes Highway, between Cardinia Road in Pakenham to the Bunyip River in Longwarry North, 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 the Princes Highway.

We’ve installed additional flexible safety barriers on the centre median and left-hand side of the Highway in high-risk locations, providing a continuous safer corridor between Pakenham and Longwarry. 

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.

Princes Hwy East wire rope barriers

Background

The Princes Highway is the main route linking Melbourne to Gippsland. It is an important freight corridor supporting our agriculture, timber and mining industries, and a popular route for tourist travelling from Melbourne to Gippsland and on to southern New South Wales.

In the five-year period between 2012 and 2017, there were 25 crashes recorded along this road, resulting in six people suffering serious injuries.   

We’re improving safety between Pakenham and Longwarry on the Princes Highway now, to build a future where no-one is seriously injured or killed on our roads. 

Princes Highway East Pakenham to Longwarry North 

View a larger version of the Princes Highway safety improvements

Working with Major Roads Projects Victoria

Intersecting project: Monash Freeway Upgrade

Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) are upgrading the Monash Freeway between Warrigal Road in Chadstone and Cardinia Road in Pakenham. Stage 2 of their works, between Soldiers Road and Cardinia Road on the Princes Freeway, began in October 2018 and is expected to be completed by 2022.  

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

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