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

Stage 1 of the Melbourne-Lancefield safety improvements will continue from 15 January 2018, with road widening and pavement compaction works between Monegeetta and Lancefield. 

There will be two worksites one located between Monegeetta and Romsey and the other between Romsey and Lancefield. Each worksite will be up to 1km in length.

Traffic changes

To ensure the safety of our workers and road users, we will be changing the traffic conditions and reducing speeds during construction. ‘Stop and Go’ lane closures will be in place at each worksite, with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. There may be delays of up to 5 minutes at each worksite.

We may carry out works at night to avoid excessive traffic delays and we will provide notification at least seven days before any night works. 

Stage 1 works are expected to be complete by the end of June 2018. 

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 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 1 will be from 1.3 km north of Monegeetta to Lancefield and Stage 2 will be from north of Sunbury to Monegeetta.

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re installing as part of this project include:

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

What happens next?

We’ll continue to provide updates on this project and work with the community throughout delivery of this project.

Contact us

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

Email:  [email protected] 

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