Melbourne - Lancefield Road safety improvements

We’re improving safety along Melbourne-Lancefield Road as part of Towards Zero. The Victorian Government is investing $1.3 billion to implement 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

Works on stage one of the Melbourne-Lancefield Road safety improvements are on hold during winter. 

Two work sites have been in operation since January 2018, from Monegeetta to Romsey and Romsey to Lancefield, to improve safety along 11km of Melbourne-Lancefield Road. Crews have been widening and sealing road shoulders, constructing four new overtaking lanes and preparing to install flexible safety barriers along the centreline and left-hand side of the road to prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes.

We encountered difficulties on the 1.8km section of road between Romsey and Monegeetta when excavation commenced to construct overtaking lanes. This was due to the existing road pavement being in a poorer condition than anticipated. Remediation works were required to build up the road, which resulted in the scheduled works being pushed into unexpected bouts of heavy rain, which delayed completion of these works. 

The current winter conditions, including low temperatures and rain have prevented construction activities and road sealing works from going ahead. 

Suspending the project during winter is the most effective way to ensure a high quality of works and minimal disruption to road users.

Construction will recommence when weather conditions improve and the temperature rises enough for road construction and sealing works to continue. This is expected to take place in September. 

What to expect

Traffic management and a speed limit of 80km/h will be in place throughout winter so you can safely travel through the worksites. We’ll also regularly monitor traffic and road conditions and carry out road maintenance.

If you are concerned about road conditions or believe works may have caused damaged to your vehicle, please contact the project team by phone 0459 855 080 or email [email protected]

Stage one works are expected to be complete by the end of 2018. VicRoads thanks the local community for their ongoing patience during these important works.

Project background

Melbourne-Lancefield Road, between Sunbury and Lancefield, has been identified as one of Victoria’s highest-risk rural roads. 

Between July 2010 and June 2015, two people lost their lives and 24 people sustained serious injuries in crashes along this stretch of road.

About the project

Melbourne-Lancefield Road safety improvements will be carried out in two stages. Stage one will be from 1.3 km north of Monegeetta to Lancefield and stage two will be from north of Sunbury to Monegeetta.

What are the safety improvements?

We’re improving safety along Melbourne-Lancefield road by:

  • installing rumble strips along the full length of the road to warn drivers if they depart the traffic lane
  • installing flexible safety barriers along the centreline and left-hand side to reduce the likelihood of head on crashes and run-off-road crashes
  • replacing the intersection at Gisborne-Kilmore Road with a roundabout
  • constructing new overtaking lanes to give drivers more opportunity to pass
  • widening and sealing the road shoulders.

Contact us

For more information about this project, or to speak with the project team, please get in touch.

Call:    0459 855 080

Email:  [email protected] 

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