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 - March 2021

We’re improving safety along the Wellington Road to provide more forgiving road infrastructure so that if a mistake happens on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

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

Works will begin in late April 2021 and are expected to be complete in 2021, weather permitting. 

What this means for you

Crews are on site Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 7am to 3pm, weather permitting.

During works, drivers can expect the following disruptions:

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

Crews will aim to keep two-way traffic where possible and access to properties from the Wellington Road will be kept open.

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.

Why we're doing it

Flexible safety barriers are already in place along high-risk sections of Wellington Road. We’re installing additional flexible safety barriers on the left-hand side and centre-median of the road to create a continuous safer journey and reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on crashes.

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. 

We’re improving safety across Victoria to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable. 

To learn more about how we’re making Victorian roads safer visit our interactive safer roads website.

Background

Wellington Road is a high-volume road linking the suburb or 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 11 crashes recorded on Wellington Road between Eastlink and Summit Road, with six resulting in serious injury, and tragically one person lost their life.

Wellington Road, between Eastlink and Summit Road, will be made safer thanks to the Australian and Victorian Government’s $3.9 million investment as part of the Road Safety Program.

This jointly funded program is dedicating $245 million to support the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on high speed roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians.

The program builds on the Australian and Victorian Governments’ existing funding and initiatives to improve road safety in Victoria, including $97.5 million through the Targeted Road Safety Works Program, as part of the infrastructure stimulus package in June 2020. The Victorian Government also invested a record $1.4 billion in lifesaving infrastructure under the Towards Zero Strategy and Action Plan to reduce road trauma.

Wellington Road safety improvements

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