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 governments’ investment to reduce road trauma and save lives thanks to the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program, being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government, VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Project update - April 2022

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

Works are progressing and are expected to be completed in mid-2022, weather permitting. 

What this means for you

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

During works, road users can expect the following disruptions:

  • a reduced speed of 40km/h through the worksite during construction hours, to protect both workers and road users
  • at times, a reduced speed of 60km/h outside of construction times 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 Australian and Victorian governments’ continuing multi-million-dollar 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.

Environmental sustainability

We will be working to reduce any environmental impacts, however some vegetation may need to be removed to allow for the installation of the 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.

We are working with Knox City Council to investigate opportunities to plant additional flora along the project site, as well as to 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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