Thompsons Road safety improvements, Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Narre Warren Road

We’re improving safety along Thompsons Road, between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Narre Warren Road, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads. 

Project update – July 2020

We’ll be installing left-hand side and centre-median flexible safety barriers along Thompsons Road to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes. By installing these barriers, we’re creating a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

Works on this project are expected to start in late August 2020 and finish in early 2021.

We’ll provide details of construction dates and traffic impacts closer to the start of works.

What we're doing

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along some sections of the road. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side of the road to reduce the risk of run-off-road crashes.

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 find out more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website.


Thompsons Road is a major road linking the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Eastlink and the South Gippsland Highway. 

Between 2012 and 2016, there were 12 crashes recorded along this road, resulting in 13 people sustaining injuries, four of which suffered serious injuries.    

We’re improving safety along Thompsons Road, to build a future where no-one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Smaller map showing Thompson Rd 80km Safety Barriers

View a larger version of the Thompsons Road safety improvements

Working with Major Roads Projects Victoria

Nearby project: Thompsons Road Upgrade, Cranbourne to Carrum Downs

Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) are currently upgrading Thompsons Road between Cranbourne and Carrum Downs. 

We’re working with our partners at MRPV to ensure the timely delivery of both projects, and to mitigate impacts to the community, where construction may overlap.  

Have your say

We’ll continue to consult with the local community on access requirements for landowners, businesses and emergency services.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to residents, motorists and the environment during the project.

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, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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