Mount Dandenong Tourist Road safety improvements project

We’re improving safety on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road by creating more safe riding space for cyclists.

Project background

The 22km Mount Dandenong Tourist Road crosses the Dandenongs from Burwood Highway in Upper Ferntree Gully to Mount Dandenong Road in Montrose.

It’s a key link for tourists to the many parklands and hiking trails, as well as being the gateway to the tourism townships of Montrose, Olinda and Sassafras. 

It also serves as a popular training route for both professional and amateur road cyclists and provides access to numerous businesses and homes.

About the project

These safety improvements will create more riding space clear of traffic for cyclists on selected uphill sections. The selected sections are at:

  • Tremont between Janiesleigh Road and Churchill Drive
  • Sassafras between One Tree Hill Road and The Crescent.

We’re committed to working towards a design that retains all trees. 

We’ve selected those sections after feedback from key stakeholders, preliminary study results and to avoid significant environmental and cultural heritage impacts. 

The key features of this safety improvement project include:

  • adding a 1.5m wide sealed shoulder along uphill sections
  • reconfiguring the lanes to create more space for road users and avoid tree impact
  • installing new cycling rest areas near One Tree Hill Road and The Crescent
  • improving or reshaping existing drainage
  • rebuilding impacted property driveways
  • investigating the possibility of cyclist activated signage and installation locations.

Mount Dandenong Road Safety improvements map

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Mount Dandenong Road Tourist Road safety improvements Treemont section

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Mount Dandenong Road Tourist Road safety improvements Sassafras section Location 1

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Mount Dandenong Road Tourist Road safety improvements Sassafras section

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Project benefits

This project aims to: 

  • improve safety for all road users
  • reduce the risk and severity of crashes, if they occur
  • make it easier for those considering a healthier, sustainable transport option
  • reduce congestion for the local community and commuters
  • create a more enjoyable experience for all road users on a scenic and iconic road.

Contact us 

For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]

 

 

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