Outer Metropolitan Melbourne Rumble Strips

We’re improving safety by installing rumble strips on high speed roads around Melbourne. 

The Victorian Government is investing $7 million to make high speed roads around Melbourne safer, by installing rumble strips on around 400km, to warn drivers who may unintentionally drift from their lanes. 

Project update - December 2021

Works to install rumble strips across outer metropolitan Melbourne are currently underway, with selected roads in Wyndham Vale, Truganina, Bulla and Sunbury already completed.

Over the coming months, our crews will be working on the roads listed below:

  • McClelland Drive, Langwarrin between Robinsons Road and Ballarto Road
  • Koo Wee Rup Longwarry Road between Denhams Road, Koo Wee Rup and Bridge Road/Chambers Road, Modella
  • Nar Nar Goon Longwarry Road between Nar Nar Goon Road, Nar Nar Goon and Little Street, Longwarry
  • Ballarto Road between Twyford Road, Clyde and Koo Wee Rup Longwarry Road, Bayles
  • Wellington Road between Kellets Road, Lysterfield and Belgrave – Hallam Road, Narre Warren East
  • Belgrave Gembrook Road between Old Gembrook Road, Emerald and Ure Road, Gembrook
  • Gembrook Launching Place Road, Hoddles Creek between Beenak Road and Willis Road
  • Healesville Koo Wee Rup Road between Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup and Maroondah Highway, Healesville
  • Eltham Yarra Glen Road/Main Road between Bells Hill Road, Research and Glenview Road, Yarra Glen
  • Healesville Yarra Glen Road between Mount Vue Road, Healesville and Yarra Glen Bypass, Yarra Glen
  • Coldstream West Road, Coldstream between Victoria Road and Station Street
  • MacIntyre Lane, Yering between Melba Highway and Victoria Road
  • Melba Highway between Maroondah Highway, Coldstream and Healesville-Kinglake Road, Dixons Creek
  • Maroondah Highway between Melba Highway, Coldstream and Narbethong
  • Donna Buang Road/Acheron Way, Warburton between Piedmont Avenue and Don Road
  • Warburton Highway between Bacchus Crescent, Milgrove and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale.

How will it impact you?

To minimise disruption, we’ll be working at night. Our usual hours of work are between 8pm and 5am, from Sunday to Thursday. 

During works, roads will remain open as motorists will be able to drive around the machinery installing the rumble strips.

To ensure successful installation of the rumble strips, work needs to take place in dry and warmer conditions.

All rumble strips are expected to be installed around outer metropolitan Melbourne by December 2021.

About the Project

Drivers can unintentionally leave their lane for a range of reasons including drowsiness, a lapse in attention or distraction.

This is a serious safety issue – around one in three people who are seriously injured on Victorian roads have been involved in a crash caused by vehicles leaving their lane.

There’s good evidence that rumble strips work - in NSW, rumble strips have contributed to halving the number of vehicles accidentally travelling out of their lane and running off the road.

Rumble strips are small raised strips laid along the edge or centre of the road that will alert drivers with the noise and vibrations they cause. That way, we can prevent potentially fatal head-on or run-off-road collisions. Rumble strips make the road safer and safer roads save lives. 

Rumble strips

How will these works impact you? 

Look out for the rumble strip installing vehicle, it will be moving slowly. Give it some room and carefully drive around it. Motorists are allowed to drive around the installing machine.

Our crews will need to work on each site three times to install rumble strips. The installation of rumble strips is dependent on dry and warm weather, which may cause variations in our day-to-day work program and a delay in our ability to complete the works in your area as scheduled.

Get in touch

To find out more about the project please contact us. 

Email[email protected]

To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a COVIDSafe Plan.

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