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 2020

We’ve commenced installing rumble strips across outer metropolitan Melbourne. To minimise disruption, we’ll be working at night.

Our usual hours of work will be Sunday to Thursday from 8.00pm until 5.00am. During this time roads will remain open with motorists able to go around the vehicles installing the rumble strips. 

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

  • Ballan Road, Werribee and Wyndham Vale between Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road and the outskirts of Wyndham Vale.
  • Hopkins Road, Truganina between the Western Freeway and Boundary Road.
  • Melton Highway, Plumpton either side of the Leakes Road intersection.
  • Thompsons Road, Keilor North between Duncans Lane and Organ Pipes Road.
  • Riddell Road, Sunbury between Campbell Road and Dalrymple Road.

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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