Hume Freeway - M80 Ring Road to Wodonga Road Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along the Hume Freeway as part of Towards Zero. The State Government is investing $1.3 billion into Towards Zero), a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria’s roads.

Project update - June 2018

Since commencing the project, we have installed over 370km of flexible safety barrier on the Hume Freeway, with the southbound lanes between Wodonga and Springhurst now complete. Road widening earthworks and flexible safety barrier installation is also complete between the M80 and Northern Highway.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work towards making the Hume Freeway safer.

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re making on the Hume Freeway include:

  • installing flexible safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median of the Hume Freeway to reduce the risk of being killed or seriously injured in a run off road crash and prevent head on collisions 
  • road widening to allow for the installation of flexible safety barriers
  • sealing the road shoulders in these widened sections to enable road maintenance and emergency vehicles to pull over safely.

Road widening 

We have widened the southbound lanes between Springhurst and Carraragarmungee Road in Wangaratta and have completed road widening of the northbound lanes from Seymour to Creighton’s Siding Road near Euroa.

Road widening has also commenced at the below locations:

  • southbound lanes near the Benalla Bypass, working towards the Kilferra Road Overpass
  • southbound lanes near Euroa, between Balmattum Road and Creighton’s Siding Road 
  • northbound lanes from Greta Road towards Carragarmungee Road in Wangaratta.

Flexible safety barriers 

Flexible safety barriers are currently being installed along the left-hand side and centre median in the following locations:

  • north and southbound between Springhurst and Carragarmungee Road in Wangarratta
  • northbound of the Benalla Bypass, between Warrenbayne Road and Bowers Road in Winton
  • northbound between Creighton’s Siding Road near Euroa and Balmuattum
  • southbound on the Seymour Bypass. 

Traffic management 

To ensure the safety of workers and road users, the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h at worksites between the hours of 6am and 6pm, which may cause travel delays of up to five minutes at each worksite. The speed limit will revert to 110km/h after working hours.

Project background

In the five-year period between 2010 and 2015, 257 people were involved in crashes along the Hume Freeway with 231 people sustaining serious injuries and 26 people losing their lives.

Contact us

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

Call:  0459 855 080

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