Paynesville Road Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along Paynesville 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

Recently we held information sessions in Bairnsdale and Paynesville to get feedback from the community. This feedback has been incorporated into our designs.

Early works have started on Paynesville Road between the Old Paynesville Road turn off to Mathiesons Road. This work is due to be completed by Christmas.

To minimise traffic impacts over the holiday period, work still stop mid-December and start again after the Australia Day long weekend in January, 2018. Reduced work zone speed limits may still be in place and we’ll endeavour to increase the temporary speed limit to 60km/h through our secured work areas.

Even though early works have started, our designs for the remaining sections of road are still being developed with the help of community feedback. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, call or email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Project background

Paynesville Road between Bairnsdale to Paynesville has been identified as one of Victoria’s top 20 highest risk rural roads.

In the five-year period leading up to 2015, there were 12 serious crashes along this stretch of road, leaving 16 people seriously injured.

Road safety improvements

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • Installing flexible safety barriers along the centreline and left-hand side of the road to reduce the likelihood of run-off road and head-on crashes
  • Installing wide centreline treatment at certain locations
  • new overtaking lane
  • rumble strips to warn drivers if they wander off the road
  • sealing the road shoulder in high risk areas to reduce run-off crashes

Contact us

Call:     0468 314 107
Email:  [email protected]

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Community information stall

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018
Time: Drop in at any time
between 8:30am - 12noon 
Location:Farmers and Makers Market
Paynesville Esplanade Foreshore Reserve

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