Moorooduc Highway, Heatherhill Road to Sumner Road

Moorooduc Highway, between Heatherhill Road in Frankston and Sumner Road in Mount Eliza, will be made safer thanks to the joint Victorian and Australian Government’s $5.8 million investment to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Project update - November 2021

Works to install flexible safety barriers along Moorooduc Highway, between Heatherhill Road and Sumner Road, are complete.

Road safety improvements

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 per cent of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries.

Under the Victorian and Australian governments’ jointly funded Road Safety Program, we’ve invested $5.8 million to install flexible safety barriers along the centre median and left-hand side of the Moorooduc Highway, between Heatherhill Road and Sumner Road, providing a continuous safer corridor to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes.

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.

Environmental sustainability 

To install the flexible safety barriers, overgrown tree branches and leaves were trimmed and native trimmings were donated to local wildlife shelters to assist in wildlife rehabilitation. The trimmings were used for food and bedding.

We are also working with Council to coordinate additional planting in the project area.

This planting will be undertaken in 2022 when the weather conditions are suitable and the plants have had time to mature before going into the ground. 

Photo of Kubar the Koala eating fresh leaves at a local wildlife shelter.

Photo of Kubar the Koala eating fresh leaves at a local wildlife shelter.

Background

Moorooduc Highway is a high-speed, high-volume road in Victoria’s metropolitan south east region, linking suburban Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula. It's a popular route for Victorians and tourists accessing the Mornington Peninsula's coastline, unique townships, and wineries.

Between July 2015 and June 2020, there were eight reported – four of them serious – along this stretch of road.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable.

The Victorian and Australian governments’ Road Safety Program, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), delivers safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.

Moorooduc Highway safety improvements Heatherhill Road to Sumner Road

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To find out more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website (External link).

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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