Stud Road, between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Road

The Victorian Government is improving safety on Stud Road, between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Road in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC ). 

Project update - November 2021

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 early 2022 and are expected to be completed by mid-2022, weather permitting. 

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.

Stud Road Dunbarton Driver to Heatherton Road map

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Why we're doing it

Stud Road between Dunbarton Drive to Heatherton Road is a high-speed, high-volume road linking several south-eastern suburbs to the Melbourne CBD. 

Between 2016 and 2020, 22 crashes occurred on the 14km stretch of Stud Road between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Rd. Tragically two people lost their lives and 12 people sustained serious injuries.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to 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 per cent of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries


We will be working to reduce any environmental impacts where possible. A limited amount of vegetation will need to be removed to allow for the safe installation of flexible safety barriers.

In these instances, the Department of Transport will investigate all suitable alternatives prior to vegetation 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 with replanting 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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