Princes Highway-Dandenong Road (Wellington Road to James Street)

The Victorian Government, in partnership with the TAC, is improving safety along Princes Highway-Dandenong Road, between Wellington Road in Clayton and James Street in Clyde, as an $8.5 million investment to reduce road trauma and save lives in that area.

Project update - January 2022

We’re delivering flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median of the road to reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on crashes.

Works are expected to begin in 2022.

What this means for you

When works are underway, road users can expect delays of approximately five minutes. Further disruption updates will be provided before construction begins.

Map showing planned safety improvements along Princes Highway-Dandenong Road

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Background

Princes Highway-Dandenong Road, between Wellington Road and James Street is a high-volume, high-speed arterial road in metropolitan Melbourne’s south-east region, connecting the south-east suburbs of Dandenong, Dandenong North, Noble Park, Springvale, Clayton and Oakleigh to the Melbourne CBD. 

Between 2016 and 2020, 29 crashes occurred on the 10km stretch of Princes Highway-Dandenong Road between Wellington Road and James Street and 20 people suffered serious injuries.

We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers along this stretch of road to provide a safer journey and reduce the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes.
 
Road safety infrastructure such as flexible safety barriers, help prevent the most common crash types, head-on and run-off-road collisions, which in 2015 were responsible for 40 per cent of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries. 

That’s why, since the program started in 2016, we’ve installed more than 3600 kms of flexible safety barrier across Victoria to prevent run-off-road and head-on collisions.

We know that flexible safety barriers are working to reduce run-off-road and head-on collisions. We’ve seen the total number of deaths and serious injuries caused by head-on and run-off-road crashes drop by two thirds– from 120 people in 2015 to 41 people in 2019*.

Mistakes happen, which as humans we can’t always avoid. What we can do is build more forgiving road infrastructure so that when a mistake does happen on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

*This data is analysing preliminary crashes between July and December 2019 and is subject to change. 
*Updates to the Information Access (IA) system may alter serious injury data.  


To learn more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer, visit our interactive safer roads website.

Environmental sustainability

We will be working to reduce any environmental impacts where possible however a limited number of trees may need to be removed to allow for the safe installation of flexible safety barriers.

In these instances, we will investigate all suitable alternatives prior to tree removal, balancing this with the critical need to improve safety on this road to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Any trees removed will be offset and we will also investigate opportunities to plant additional flora along the project site, as well as repurpose any tree trimmings to support local environmental groups.

Get in touch

The Victorian Government, in partnership with TAC, is investing $1.4 billion into road safety infrastructure to work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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

Email: [email protected]

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