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 – October 2019

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

Construction is set to begin later in 2019, with the entire project expected to be complete in early 2020. We will provide details of construction dates and traffic impacts closer to the start of works.

Pop-up information stall

We’re running a sausage sizzle at West Footscray Bunnings in October. Drop by any time between 10am and 2pm to meet the project team and ask questions about the upgrades.

Details:

When: Saturday 19 October 2019 at 10am – 2pm
Where: West Footscray Bunnings , Corner of Geelong Road & Geelong Sreet, West Footscray

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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