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 - March 2018

Since October 2016 we have been talking to the community and encouraging them to share their thoughts on our designs. Following design and environmental reviews the amount of centreline safety barrier has been reduced in favour of a wide centre median. This can be seen in the recently installed section near Macleod Morass.

Flexible centreline safety barrier will now only be installed in the new overtaking section heading northbound towards Bairnsdale. This can be seen in the map attached to this page. 

Work will commence between Mathiesons Road and Paynesville Cemetery from April to June 2018. The final section of works between the Macloud Morass reserve and Bairnsdale will be completed between July and December 2018. 

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 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 in the new overtaking section, this section will be approximately 900 metres long and will be the only location of centreline barrier along Paynesville Road
  • Installing left hand side barrier 
  • Installing wide centreline treatment 
  • New northbound overtaking lane
  • Rumble strips to warn drivers if they veer out of their lane
  • Widening and sealing the road shoulder to reduce run-off crashes and improve cyclist safety

Contact us

Call:     0468 314 107
Email:  [email protected]

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