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 – June 2020

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

Crews will be back on site to install flexible safety barriers in late 2020. 

The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2020.

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. (External link http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/saferoads). 

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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