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 - March 2021

We’ve commenced installing rumble strips across outer metropolitan Melbourne, with selected roads in Wyndham Vale, Truganina, Plumpton, Bulla and Sunbury already completed. To minimise disruption, we’ll be working at night.

Our usual hours of work will be Sunday to Thursday from 8pm until 5am. During this time roads will remain open with motorists able to go around the vehicles installing the rumble strips. 

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

  • Mickleham Road, Mickleham between Donnybrook Road and Craigieburn Road East.
  • Epping Road/Meriang Road, Wollert/Beveridge between Bridge Inn Road and Wallan Road.
  • Donnybrook Road, Woodstock between Plenty Road and Epping Road.
  • Plenty Road, Yan Yean between Donnybrook Road and Hazel Glen Drive.
  • Wallan Road between Whittlesea and Wallan.
  • Yea Road between Whittlesea and Yea.
  • Arthurs Creek Road, Yan Yean between Yan Yean Road Deep Creek Road and between Yay Yean Road and Woods Road.
  • Bannons Lane North, Doreen/Yarrambat between Doctors Gully Road and Haleys Gully Road.
  • Haleys Gully Road, Hurstbridge between Bannons Lane and Fawkner Crescent.
  • Bridge Inn Road, Mernda between Epping Road and Sackville Street.
  • Glenburnie Road, Eden Park between Janna Road and Old Glenburnie Road.
  • Aviation Road/Point Cook Road, Werribee South/Point Cook between Rifle Range Road and Main Drive.
  • McClelland Drive, Langwarrin between Robinsons Road and North Road and between Duiket Court and Boggy Creek.
  • Coldstream Road West, Coldstream between Victoria Road and Station Street. 

To ensure successful installation of the rumble strips, work needs to take place in dry conditions and will be halted during wet weather.  

During the installation process, there can be the smell of glue, this will evaporate as the rumble strips dry. 

All rumble strips are expected to have been installed around Melbourne by August 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 to 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. 

roads showing two types of 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. 
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