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 $1.1 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

We’ve already completed installation of flexible safety barriers at the following locations: 

  • 93 lineal kilometres of safety barrier from Barnawartha to High Street, Wodonga.
  • 200 lineal kilometres of safety barrier from the M80 Ring Road to Seymour - Tooborac Road, with work still continuing on the section of road between M80 and Donnybrook. 

Project background

In the five year period between 2012 and 2016, 964 people have been involved in road crashes along the Hume Freeway resulting in 234 people sustaining serious injuries and 21 people losing their lives.  

About the project

Next Stages of Construction

Barrier installation will follow road widening earthworks between Seymour and Avenel, and also between Springhurst and Barnawartha.
 
By working on different sections of the Freeway, we will ensure that there will be minimal delays to travel along the Hume Freeway while works are being carried out. We will continue to utilise traffic management programs to avoid excessive speed reductions and lane closures

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re installing include: 
  • a further 700 kilometres of additional flexible safety barrier along the left and right hand side and centre median of the Hume Freeway to create a continuous barrier system.
  • Road widening to provide space for the installation of flexible safety barriers.
  • Sealed shoulders in these widened sections to allow for emergency stopping and for road maintenance and emergency vehicles to park safely without impeding the movement of traffic in travelling lanes. 

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email:  [email protected] 

 

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