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 - June 2021

Works to install rumble strips across outer metropolitan Melbourne are currently suspended due to cold temperatures and wet weather. It is expected to recommence in early September.

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

So far, we have completed works on a number of roads including Yea Road from Whittlesea to Yea, Mickleham Road in Mickleham, and Melton Highway in Plumpton.

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. 

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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This project is considered a critical infrastructure project and will continue during current COVID restrictions. Critical infrastructure projects include 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 during these restrictions will operate under a COVID Safe plan.

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