Stud Road, Dandenong North - Safer Speed Limit

We’ve introduced a safer speed limit of 60km/h on Stud Road in both directions between Cheam Street and Heatherton Road. 

Project benefits 

The new 60km/h speed limit will help reduce the likelihood and the severity of road crashes and improve the road environment for everyone.

What we’ve done

The new speed limit of 60km/h was implemented on Tuesday 9 April 2024 when it became legally enforceable. 

To ensure the speed change is clearly visible to drivers, we’ve installed twelve new 60km/h speed limit signs along Stud Road between Cheam Street and Heatherton Road.

We’ve also installed temporary electronic   message signs to help increase driver awareness of the speed limit change.

Drivers should be aware of the changed road conditions and drive with care in the area. 

Image of map showing the extended 60km/h speed limit zone along Stud Road in Dandenong North.

View a larger version of the speed zone map

Project background

In the five-year period ending in June 2023, there were eight casualty crashes along Stud Road between the Monash Freeway and Heatherton Road; four of which resulted in serious injury. Tragically, in April 2018 a person lost their life and in December 2023 another fatality involving a young person occurred.

As part of our investigations to improve safety along this section of Stud Road, we identified that reducing the speed limit from 80km/h to 60km/h is an immediate and effective change that will improve the road environment.

Safer speeds provide drivers with more time to react in dangerous situations and reduces the distance it takes for their vehicle to come to a stop. Everyone has a role to play in road safety and this includes driving to the conditions, expecting the unexpected, and avoiding distractions.

We understand that the local community has concerns about crashes involving vehicles travelling from side roads and crossing opportunities for pedestrians along this section of Stud Road. We have investigated additional safety improvements along Stud Road near the Dandenong Stadium. These improvements will be considered in a future funding program. 

Get in touch 

To find out more about this project.

Email: [email protected]

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