South Gippsland Highway, Lynbrook Boulevard to Manks Road

The Victorian Government is improving safety on South Gippsland Highway, between Lynbrook Boulevard in Lynbrook and Manks Road in Clyde, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). 

Project update - September 2021

We’re improving safety along South Gippsland Highway, between Lynbrook Boulevard and Manks Road, as part of a $9.8 million investment to reduce road trauma and save lives.

To prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes and reduce road trauma, we’re installing additional flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median of this stretch of road.

Works will begin in late 2021.

What this means for you

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

 South Gippsland Highway Lynbrooke Blvd to Manks Road Map 

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Why we're doing it

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along some sections of the road. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers to provide a safer journey and reduce the risk of head on and run off road crashes.

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. 

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.

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

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

Background

The section of South Gippsland Highway between Lynbrook Boulevard and Manks Road is a high-volume, high-speed road in Victoria’s Metropolitan south east region and connects the growing suburban regions of Cranbourne and Clyde to Melbourne.

Between 2012 and 2016, 35 crashes occurred on South Gippsland Highway between Lynbrook Boulevard and Manks Road; 25 people suffered serious injuries and tragically one person lost their life. 

Flexible safety barriers will not be installed on a section of the South Gippsland Highway between Clarendon Street and Cameron Street in Cranbourne due to the 60km/h speed limit and the Avenue of Honour which commemorates sacrifices made by those who served in World War I.

These safety upgrades build on the investment made to improve safety on South Gippsland Highway between Cranbourne East and Lang Lang as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.4 billion partnership with TAC, into road safety infrastructure to reduce road trauma and save lives.

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, the Department 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

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

Email: [email protected]

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