Mickleham Road Safety Improvements
Making Mickleham Road safer as part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure program
As part of the Victorian Government’s Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, we’re improving safety along Mickleham Road between Destination Drive, Greenvale and Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook.
This section of road has a significant crash history, and in the five years up to June 2014 there were:
- 19 casualty crashes (12 of these were run-off-road crashes)
- 5 serious-injury crashes.
This project aims to improve safety in the area by increasing traffic flow and reducing the severity and risk of run-off-road crashes. $5 million has been allocated to the project.
Current project status – October 2015
We’re currently working to add a left and right turning lane to the Cookes Road and Mickleham Road intersection.
From early 2016, we’ll being installing 10.8 km of wire rope safety barriers and guard fences along the road, including along the Mickleham Avenue of Honour.
These safety improvement works also include:
- sealing driveways
- removing roadside hazards like power poles and trees (no trees will be removed from the Avenue of Honour).
To minimise the need for tree removal, we’ve consulted closely with Hume City Council. The design of our safety barrier system is part of our solution to reduce the number of trees being removed.
Works are scheduled to finish by June 2016.
For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]
Call: (03) 9313 1324.