Princes Highway - Geelong Road Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along Geelong Road, between the intersection of Barkly Street and Little Boundary Road, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Project update - October 2020

Preliminary vegetation trimming and site preparation works on Princes Highway-Geelong Road were completed in January 2020. 

The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Crews will be back on site to install flexible safety barriers in early 2021. A ‘work exclusion zone’ is in place for all works outside of the West Gate Tunnel Project until late February 2021, to minimise traffic congestion in the local area.

What we’re doing

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along sections of the road. 

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

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable.

Road safety infrastructure such as flexible safety barriers, wide centreline treatments and rumble strips help prevent the most common crash types, head-on and run-off-road collisions, which in 2015 were responsible for 40% of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries. 

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.

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

Working with Major Transport Infrastructure Authority and Transurban

Nearby Project: West Gate Tunnel Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver Melbourne’s vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge and a second freeway link between the west and the city.

While works on the West Gate Tunnel Project are underway on the West Gate Freeway, other nearby road infrastructure projects will not commence construction until late February 2021, to help minimise disruptions and traffic congestion in the area. 

If you’re passing through, please drive safely and keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions.

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 improving safety along Princes Highway– Geelong Road to build a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads. 

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Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

The Victorian Government, in partnership with TAC, is investing $1.4 billion into road safety infrastructure under Towards Zero, a plan for a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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