South Gippsland Highway road safety improvements

We’re improving safety along the South Gippsland Highway 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 Leongatha and Meeniyan to get feedback from the community. This feedback has been incorporated into the designs.

Since November we’ve been working from Leongatha Saleyards to Gwyther Creek. To minimise traffic impacts over the holiday period, work will stop from 22 December and start again on 8 January 2018. To ensure safety, reduced work zone speed limits will still be in place during this period.

From 8 January, 2018 both traffic lanes will be open. At certain times throughout January temporary stop and go traffic lights will be in place to allow for work on one side of the road. You might experience minor travel delays while works are being completed, so allow extra time if you’re travelling through the area.

Even though early works have begun, 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, you can call or email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Project background

The South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha to Meeniyan 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 20 serious crashes along this stretch of road, where one person tragically lost their life and 19 people were 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
  • new overtaking opportunities in both directions
  • rumble strips to warn drivers if they wander off the road
  • sealing the road shoulder in high-risk areas to reduce run-off crashes
  • better access in and out of the Victorian Livestock Exchange sale yard at Leongatha.

Contact us

Call: 0468 314 107
Email: [email protected]

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