Paynesville Road Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along Paynesville Road as part of Towards Zero. The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injury by 15% on Victoria's roads.

Project update - July 2018

Safety improvements on Paynesville Road are well underway, and we have completed widening the centreline between the Forge Creek Road roundabout and Grandview Road. We have also widened the road shoulders to reduce the risk of run-off road crashes.

We are currently installing two new turning lanes and widening road shoulders at the Lake Victoria Road and Paynesville Road intersection.

A temporary speed limit of 40km/h will be in place at construction sites between 6am and 5pm to ensure the safety of workers and passing traffic. If you are traveling through the area, please plan ahead and allow for an extra five minutes in your travel time. This work is expected to be complete by the end of July.

Work at the Grandview Road and Paynesville Road intersection will start in August to install two new turning lanes and widen the road shoulders. We will also be adding wide centreline markings between Grandview Road and Paynesville Cemetery. 

We will begin works near the Macloud Morass is in September, and rumble strips will be installed on the centre and left-hand side line markings later this year.

map showing Paynesville Road Bairnsdale - Paynesville March 2018 (smaller version)

view a larger version of the Paynesville Roads Bairnsdale - Paynesville March 2018 map  [PDF 67Kb]

Project background

Paynesville Road between Bairnsdale to Paynesville has been identified as one of Victoria’s 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 in the new overtaking section which will be approximately 900 metres long and will be the only location with centreline barrier along Paynesville Road
  • installing left-hand side safety barriers to reduce the risk of run-off road crashes 
  • installing wide centrelines to create a safe distance between vehicles travelling in opposite directions 
  • installing a new northbound overtaking lane
  • adding rumble strips to warn drivers if they veer out of their lane
  • widening and sealing the road shoulder to reduce run-off-road crashes and improve cyclist safety.

Contact us

Call:  0436 655 731

Email:  [email protected] 


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