Princess Freeway East road safety improvements
A $27 million investment from the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) will go towards safety improvements along the Princess Freeway between Longwarry and Traralgon.
The Victorian Government has prioritised the Princes Freeway between Longwarry and Traralgon as part of the Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Plan.
A key freight route linking Melbourne and New South Wales, the Princess Freeway has a significant history of run-off road crashes between Longwarry and Traralgon.
Since previous safety measures were completed in 2013, there have been 51 run-off road crashes involving 78 people, with three lives lost and another 26 people seriously injured.
In line with the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP), this project aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our roads by embracing the Towards Zero vision.
Thanks to funding from the TAC, we’re planning to install 160 kilometres of flexible safety barrier to redirect vehicles that run off the road.
Run-off road crashes are a major contributor to deaths and serious injuries on our roads and flexible safety barriers will reduce this.
Flexible safety barriers are preferred in Victoria as they absorb the force of a crash better than rigid or semi-rigid barriers.
We anticipate works will begin in December with a completion date of early 2018.
If you would like more information on this important safety project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]
Write: 120 Kay Street, Traralgon Vic 3844