Princes Highway - Geelong Road safety improvements

We’re improving safety along Geelong Road, between the intersection of Barkly Street and Little Boundary Road as part of Towards Zero

Update – Summer 2019-2020

We’re installing left-hand side and centre-median flexible safety barriers to reduce the risk of head-on and run off road crashes on the Princes Highway-Geelong Road. By installing these barriers, we can create a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route. 

Preliminary works starting early November

We’ve started works along Geelong Road, to prepare for the installation of safety barriers in early 2020.

Works will be on hold from 20 December 2019 during the busy holiday period, and crews will return on 6 January 2020 to complete early works. 

Crews will be working daily between 10am and 3pm, to minimise the disruption to drivers during peak hours.

During construction, you can expect to see:

  • A single inbound lane closure between 9:30am and 6pm
  • A single outbound lane closure between 7am and 3:30pm
  • A reduced speed limit of 60km/h through the work site, to protect both workers and drivers
  • A delay of up to five minutes in travel times.
These works will take approximately six weeks to complete, weather permitting. If you’re travelling through the area, please watch out for our signs and drive safely.

We appreciate your patience during these important road safety improvements. 

Background

Princes Highway - Geelong Road is a major road linking suburban Melbourne to the western suburbs. It's a popular route for daily commuters, families, public transport and the freight industry. 

Between 2012 and 2016, there were 23 crashes recorded along this stretch of road, which resulted in 10 serious injuries. We’re installing safety barriers along the left-hand-side and centre of the road to reduce the risk of crashes. Research shows that flexible safety barriers can improve safety on roads by up to 85%.

To see how these safety barriers work in action, check out the video below.

 

Details 

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along sections of the road. As part of this project we will be installing additional barriers flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side and centre median side of the road in high-risk locations, providing a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

This project forms part of a plan to upgrade high-risk 80km/h roads in metropolitan Melbourne. To see other Towards Zero projects happening in your area, visit the Safer Roads Portal (External link).

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Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

 

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