Wellington Road, Eastlink to Summit Road

Wellington Road, between Eastlink and Summit Road in Rowville, will be made safer thanks to the joint Australian and Victorian Government’s investment to reduce road trauma and save lives.  

Project update - October 2021

To prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes, we’re installing flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median along Wellington Road, between Eastlink and Summit Road in Rowville. By installing these barriers, we’ll create a continuous safer journey for people traveling along this route.

Critical infrastructure projects will continue during current COVID restrictions. This includes safety and maintenance works on roads and public transport, and road safety projects that maintain critical safe operations on the road network. To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a COVIDSafe plan.

Works have now commenced and are expected to be completed in early 2022, weather permitting. 

What this means for you

Crews will be onsite from Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, and Saturday from 7am to 3pm.

During works, drivers can expect the following disruptions: 

  • a reduced speed of 40km/h through the worksite during construction hours, to protect both workers and drivers
  • at times, a reduced speed of 60km/h after hours to protect all road users.

Access to properties along Wellington Road (between Eastlink and Summit Road) will be kept open at all times. 

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow an extra five minutes’ travel time.

We thank you for your patience while we complete these important safety improvements.

Wellington Road safety improvements

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Why we're doing it

Wellington Road is a high-volume road linking the suburb of Rowville to Eastlink. It's a popular route for Victorians accessing major activity centres including Monash University in Clayton.

Between July 2015 and June 2020, there were 10 crashes recorded on Wellington Road between Eastlink and Summit Road, with six resulting in serious injury, and tragically one person lost their life.

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% of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries.

These upgrades will be made thanks to the Victorian and Australian Government’s $300 million Road Safety Program and in partnership with Safer Roads and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) as we continue to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery. 

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