Melbourne - Lancefield Road safety improvements

We’re improving safety along Melbourne-Lancefield Road 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

Information session - 1 November 2017

Join us at our upcoming community session to share your insights on Melbourne-Lancefield Road.

When:    Wednesday 1 November 2017 between 5-8pm
Where:   The Lancefield Mechanics Institute
              Corner of High Street & The Crescent
              Lancefield 3435
              At the annex at the rear of the Institute

At this session, you’ll discover how we’ve incorporated your feedback into our plans for Stage 1.

You’ll also get a chance to provide feedback on our proposed plans for Stage 2, including the roundabout at the Gisborne-Kilmore intersection.

Works have started

We’ve started work on Stage 1 of Melbourne-Lancefield Road safety improvements, which include installing flexible safety barriers at the overtaking lane located at Monegeetta.

Project background

The Melbourne-Lancefield Road between Sunbury and  Lancefield has been identified as one of the State’s top 20 highest risk rural roads. 

Between 2012 and 2016, 134 people have been in road crashes along this stretch of road resulting in 47 people with serious injuries and two people losing their lives.

About the project

Melbourne-Lancefield Road safety improvements will be carried out in two stages. Stage 1 will be from 13 km north of Monegeetta to Lancefield and Stage 2 will be from Sunbury to north of Monegeetta. 

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re installing include:

  • Widening the centre median outside local townships.
  • Placing rumble strips along the full length of the road to warn drivers if they wander off the road. 
  • Installing flexible safety barriers along the centreline and roadside to reduce the likelihood of run-off road and head on crashes.
  • Replacing the intersection at Gisborne-Kilmore Road with a roundabout to slow down traffic and reduce the severity of crashes. 
  • Constructing five new overtaking lanes to give drivers more opportunity to pass.
  • Widening and sealing the road shoulder to reduce run off road crashes.

What happens next?

We’ll use your feedback to help inform the final design ahead of construction.

Stage 2 works are expected to start in the first half of 2018.

Contact us

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

Email:  [email protected] 

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