Myers Creek Road motorcycle safety improvements

We’re making Myers Creek Road safer, with funding from the Transport Accident Commissions’ Motorcycle Levy Program.

Project update

We’re making it safer for motorcycle riders on Myers Creek Road by delivering a number of improvements which include installing protective features on guard fences and repairing cracks in the pavement.

Work is expected to start on Tuesday 29 September and be complete by early November, weather permitting.

Our crews will be working from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. While we'll generally be working during weekdays, some of these works may be carried out on weekends.

How will these works impact you?

Crews will be working section by section along Myers Creek Road.

To keep everyone safe, we’ll need to reduce the speed to 40km/h and close a lane around the work area. 

Traffic management will be in place to help you travel through. We expect traffic delays to be less than 5 minutes. 

From time to time there may be some noise, vibration and dust. 

About the project

The 22km Myers Creek Road between Healesville and Toolangi is a popular riding route which has been identified for further infrastructure upgrades to create a safer riding environment for motorcyclists. In the last 5 years leading up to 2020, there has been 16 motorcycle crashes with 2 of these crashes resulting in fatalities and 9 which resulted in serious injuries. 

Motorcycle safety improvement works include:

  • installing protective features to improve safety on existing guard fences
  • patching and repairing cracks in the pavement and sealing gravel sections of the road
  • installing advisory speed signs and yellow curve advisory signs
  • improving line-marking
  • installing new guide posts

Motorcycle Levy Program

The Motorcycle Safety Levy Program is a program of works funded by a levy on motorcyclists separate to yearly registration fees. The funds from this Levy go directly to initiatives to improve the safety of riders. These initiatives include on-road and non-road related projects.

The funding of on-road infrastructure treatments aims to reduce future crashes at locations where there has been a history of motorcycle crashes.

Too many motorcycle riders are dying or being seriously injured on our roads - and it is the responsibility of all of us, both drivers and riders, to change this.

Motorcyclists make up 1% of total road traffic, but 19% of all road user deaths. We're asking both drivers and riders to look out for each other on the road as we all work towards zero lives lost and serious injuries on our roads.

For further information on projects funded from the levy, please refer to the VicRoads' motorcycle safety levy

Get in touch

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

 

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