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 Australian and Victorian Government’s $5.8 million investment to reduce road trauma and save lives.  

Project update - May 2021

We’re improving safety along the Moorooduc Highway to provide more forgiving road infrastructure so that if a mistake happens on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

To prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes and reduce road trauma, we’re installing flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median of the Moorooduc Highway, between Heatherhill Road and Sumner Road. By installing these barriers, we’re creating a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

Works will begin in June 2021, and are expected to be completed in 2021, weather permitting. 

What this means for you

From June 2021, crews will be on site Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, and Saturday 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.

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

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along high-risk sections of the road. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side and centre-median of the road to create a continuous safer journey and reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on crashes.

Mistakes happen, which 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.

We’re improving safety across Victoria to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

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.

To learn more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website.

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 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.

Moorooduc Highway, Heatherhill Road to Sumner Road will be made safer thanks to the Australian and Victorian Government’s $5.8 million investment as part of the Road Safety Program.  

This jointly funded program is dedicating $245 million to support the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on high speed roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas.

The program builds on the Australian and Victorian Governments’ existing funding and initiatives to improve road safety in Victoria, including $97.5 million through the Targeted Road Safety Works Program, as part of the infrastructure stimulus package in June 2020. The Victorian Government also invested a record $1.4 billion in lifesaving infrastructure under the Towards Zero Strategy and Action Plan to reduce road trauma.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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