Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road Safety Improvements

We’re investing $8.4 million to improve safety on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road (C404), between Thompsons Road in Cranbourne and Fox Road in Narre Warren North to reduce road trauma and save lives. 

Project update - March 2022

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.

Critical infrastructure projects will continue during current COVID restrictions. This includes safety and maintenance works on roads and public transport, and road safety projects that maintain critical safe operations on the road network. To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a COVIDSafe plan.

Works are progressing are expected to be completed in mid-2022, weather permitting.  

What this means for you

Crews will be onsite Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, and Saturday from 7am to 3pm, with possible nightworks.

During works, road users can expect the following disruptions: 

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

Access to properties along Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road (between Thompsons Road and Fox Road), 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 expect delays of up to ten minutes. If possible, seek alternative route. 

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

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road safety improvements 

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Why we're doing it

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road (C404) is a high-volume, high-speed road in Victoria’s Metropolitan south east region, linking the growing suburban regions of Cranbourne and Narre Warren and helping connect suburban Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula. It's a popular route for commuters and freight, as well as tourists accessing the Mornington Peninsula's coastline, unique townships, and wineries.

Between July 2015 and June 2020, there were 23 crashes recorded on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road (C404) between Thompsons Road and Fox Road, with 16 resulting in serious injury, and tragically two people lost their lives.

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 Australian and Victorian Governments’ multi-million-dollar Road Safety Program and in partnership with Safer Roads as we continue to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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