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 - September 2021

To prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes, we’re installing flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median along this stretch of road. By installing these barriers, we’ll create a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

Tree trimming has been completed on the project site and one tree has been removed to allow for crews to safely install flexible safety barriers along the road. Native branches and leaves have been donated to local wildlife shelters to assist in wildlife rehabilitation. 

Works are expected to be completed later in 2021, weather permitting.

This critical infrastructure project will continue during current COVID-19 restrictions. To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a COVIDSafe plan.

What this means for you

Crews are currently on site from Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 7am to 3pm.

During works, drivers can expect the following disruptions: 

  • a reduced speed of 40km/h through the work site during construction hours, to protect both workers and drivers
  • at times a reduced speed of 60km/h after hours to protect road users.

Crews will aim to keep two-way traffic where possible and access to properties from the Moorooduc Highway will be kept open at all times.

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow an extra five minutes travel time.

We thank you for your patience while we complete these important safety improvements.

Moorooduc Highway safety improvements Heatherhill Road to Sumner Road

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Why we're doing it

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 alike, accessing the Mornington Peninsula's coastline, unique townships, and wineries.

Between July 2015 and June 2020, there were eight crashes with four being serious collisions, recorded 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.

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.

These upgrades will be made thanks to the Victorian and Australian Government’s $300 million Road Safety Program and in partnership with Safer Roads and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) as we continue to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery. 

Environmental sustainability 

We aim to balance our commitment to environmental sustainability with the critical need to improve safety on this road to reduce road trauma and save lives. 

We are continually working to reduce any environmental impacts where possible, however we have removed one tree along the project site to allow for the safe installation of flexible safety barriers.

We will invest in additional tree planting along the project site to compensate for the removal of this tree to ensure we are not reducing the amount of trees along this stretch of road.

Tree trimming was recently conducted on sections of the road along the project site, this was necessary to prepare for the safe installation of the barriers. Native branches and leaves have been donated to local wildlife shelters to assist in wildlife rehabilitation. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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