Calder Freeway - M80 Ring Road to Bendigo Road Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along the Calder Freeway as part of Towards Zero. The State Government is investing $1.1 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to reduce Victoria’s road toll to fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15%.

Project update

Works have started

The Calder Freeway-Station Road intersection upgrade is in the final stages of construction and is now open to traffic.

We’ve completed the installation of flexible safety barrier along the Calder Freeway between Faraday and Woodend.

We’re currently widening the road shoulders between Harcourt North and Sunbury. Flexible safety barrier installation will follow and is expected to begin in late November 2017.

Project background

The Calder Freeway from the M80 Ring Road to Bendigo has been identified as one of the State’s top 20 highest risk roads. 
Between 2012 and 2016, 1023 people have been involved in road crashes along this section of road, resulting in 172 people sustaining serious injuries and 13 people losing their lives.

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re  installing include:

  • Flexible safety barriers along the centreline and roadside to reduce the likelihood of run-off road and head on crashes.
  • Upgrading the Calder Freeway-Station Road intersection by construction two roundabouts at the entry and exit of the Calder Freeway for both Bendigo and Melbourne bound traffic.
  • Widening the road shoulder to make room for flexible barriers and reduce the likelihood of run off road crashes.

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email:   [email protected] 
Phone:  0459 855 080 

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