Infrastructure improvement projects

One of the most important initiatives funded by the Motorcycle Safety Levy has been road improvements at blackspot locations, where multiple motorcycle crashes have occurred or on routes where motorcyclists are most at risk. The improvements are specifically developed by engineers and expert riders to address the types of crashes riders have experienced at these locations.

 

Recently approved infrastructure improvement projects

Region  Road name Municipality Type of work  Cost
($000's) 
Metropolitan North West region projects

Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd

Mittons Bridge Rd to Healesville-Kinglake Rd
Seal bell mouths & shoulders and minor surface & drainage improvements. Improve signage.
250
Metropolitan North West  region projects Heidleberg-Kinglake Rd  Greensborough to St Andrews  Seal bell mouths, install rubrail & post cushions.  442 
Metropolitan South East region projects

Region wide - all motorcycle frequented roads
  Install rubrail.
1,764
Northern Bendigo-Redesdale Rd
4.1 km to 46.1km
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
732
Northern Kilmore-Lancefield Rd
Lancefield to Northern Hwy
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
241
Northern Tylden-Woodend Rd
Woodend to Tylden
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
170
Northern
Broadford-Kilmore Rd
Northern Hwy to Broadford Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
224
Northern
Seymour-Tooborac Rd
Tooborac to Seymour
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
301
Northern Upper Goulburn Rd
Hume Fwy to Goulburn Valley Hwy
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
363
Northern  Maldon-Newstead Rd
Maldon to Newstead 
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
230
North Eastern
Whittlesea-Yea Rd
Kinglake West to Yea Install rubrail and motorcycle friendly reflective markers. 380
North Eastern
Great Alpine Rd Harrietville to Cobungra
Seal bell mouths & shoulders, minor pavement improvements. Install rubrail, upgrade signs and guideposts. 
1,890
North Eastern Mansfield-Whitfield Rd
Mansfield-Whitfield
Seal shoulders & bell mouths. Install rubrail,  improved signage & delineation. Hazard & vegetation removal.
1,972
Eastern  Moe-Glengarry Rd  Princes Hwy to Traralgon-Maffra Rd  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. Minor pavement repair.  259 
Western Kyneton-Trentham Rd
Tylden to Trentham
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
86
Western Hepburn Springs Rd
Daylesford to Hepburn Springs
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
50
Western Daylesford-Newstead Rd
Daylesford to Newstead
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
162
Western Daylesford-Trentham Rd
Midland Hwy to Kyneton-Trentham Rd
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
590
Western Myrniong-Trentham Rd
Kyneton to Western Fwy
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
960
Western Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Rd
Bacchus Marsh to Gisborne
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
171
Western Grampians Rd
Halls Gap to Dunkeld
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail
219
Western  Ballarat-Maryborough Rd  38.6 km to 54.0 km  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail  238 
Western  Ballan-Daylesford Rd  15.1 km to 29.2 km  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail   105 
Western Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd  1.6 km to 20.2 km  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail  182 
Western  Ararat-Halls Gap Rd  Ararat to Halls Gap  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail  362 
South Western  Beech-Forrest Rd  Beech-Forest to Forrest Apollo Bay Rd  Seal bell mouths, minor pavement work & install rubrail  278 
South Western  Colac-Forrest Rd  Colac to Forrest  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail  313 
South Western Carlisle-Colac Rd  Colac to Carlisle River  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail  197 
South Western  Birregurra-Forrest Rd  Barwon Downs to Forrest  Install rubrail  25 
South Western  Colac-Lavers Hill Rd  41.2 km to 55.6 km  Install rubrail  84 
South Western Colac-Lavers Hill Rd
Colac to Ferguson
Seal shoulders & bell mouths. Install rubrail, delineators on guardrail and upgrade signs.
622
South Western Deans Marsh-Lorne Rd
Deans Marsh to Lorne
Seal shoulders & bell mouths. Install rubrail, delineators on guardrail, guide posts and linemarking. Vegetation removal.
870
South Western Winchealsea-Deans Marsh Rd
Winchealsea to Deans Marsh
Seal bell mouths. Install rubrail & poly buffer, and delineators on guardrail.
454
South Western  Skenes Creek-Forrest Apollo Bay Rd
Forrest to Skenes Creek
Seal shoulders & bell mouths. Install rubrail, linemarking and warning signs.
485

Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 

Completed Projects 

Select a region below to see a list of on-road projects completed funded by the levy. Note: Only projects  completed since January 2009 are listed below. 

See notes below for an explanation of terms used.


Road name Location Type of work  Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Lancefield-Woodend Rd Lancefield-Woodend Seal bell mouths. Install rubrail, guideposts & linemarkng.
453 June 2017
Mt Macedon-Hanging Rock Rd
Mt Macedon Rd to Lancefield-Woodend Rd
Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
122 June 2017
Mt Macedon Rd
Macedon-Woodend Rd to  Mt Macedon-Hanging Rock Rd
Seal shoulders & bell mouths, install rubrail. Cut table drains. Vegetation removal.
200 June 2017
Pyrenees Highway Elphinstone to Castlemaine Install rubrail, improve delineation & signage, seal gravel bellmouths  600  Sept 2011 
Broadford-Flowerdale Road Broadford to Flowerdale Seal shoulders, install guardfence and rub rail, improve delineation, reduce speed limit to 80km/h 827  May 2010 

 

Road name Location Type of work  Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Euroa-Mansfield Road Gooram to Merton Install rub rail, signage, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation, flatten batters  795  June 2012 
Jerusalem Creek Road Pinniger Road to Mt Pinniger Road Install plastic guideposts, signage and delineation improvements, seal shoulders and gravel bellmouths 923  June 2012 
Whanregarwen Road Coghills Lane to Maroondah Hwy  Install plastic guideposts, signage and delineation improvements, seal shoulders and gravel bellmouths, improve pavement surface 317  June 2012 
Great Alpine Road Harrietville to Omeo Install rub rail and signage, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  175  June 2011 
Murray River Road, Murray Valley Hwy, Granya Road Bellbridge to Corryong  Install rubrail, signage and plastic guideposts, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  1134  June 2011 

Road name Location Type of work  Cost ($000's)  Completed 
Deans Marsh-Lorne Road Deans Marsh to Lorne Install rub rail and seal gravel bellmouths  480  July 2011 
Great Ocean Road Faithaven to Lorne Install rub rails and seal gravel bellmouths  280  July 2011 
Steiglitz Road Maude to Steiglitz Install rub rail, plastic guide posts and signage, seal gravel bellmouths  195  July 2011 
Great Ocean Road Lorne to Wild Dog Creek (Apollo Bay) Install rub rail and motorcycle friendly delineators and sign posts, seal gravel bellmouths  1922  June 2010 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Cost ($000's)  Completed 
Great Alpine Road
158.6 km to 303.9 km   Install rubrail. Reset guideposts and install Chevron Alignment Marker signs. Rectify pavement and seal gravel bell mouths. Remove vegetation.
2,652 June 2017
Licola Road 0 Km to 52.8 Km   Install rubrail. Reset guideposts and install Chevron Alignment Marker signs. Rectify pavement and seal gravel bell mouths. Install sign post crash cushions.
 728 June 2017
Oemo Highway 13 Km to 44 Km
  Install rubrail. Reset guideposts and install Chevron Alignment Marker signs. Rectify pavement and seal gravel bell mouths. Install sign post crash cushions.
444 June 2017
Monaro Hwy
Chandlers Creek Install plastic guideposts, signage, rub rail and delineation improvements, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  462  July 2014 
Bonang Road Orbost to Bonang
Install plastic guideposts, signage, guard fence, rub rail, seal gravel bellmouths   1,773  July 2104 
Maryvale Road
Maryvale Apply non skid surface, install crash cushions on wire barrier, plastic guideposts, signage and delineation improvements, remove vegetation 298  June 2014 
Moe-Willowgrove Road Moe-Walhalla Rd to Willowgrove Rd Tanjil South, Willowgrove Install plastic guideposts, signage, rub rail and delineation improvements. Seal gravel bellmouths  569  May 2014 
Westernport Road    Ripplebrook  Install plastic guideposts, signage, rub rail and delineation improvements, pavement works, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  448  April 2014 
Lang-Lang Poowong Road  South Gippsland Hwy to Drouin-Korumburra Rd, Poowong town   Nyora, Poowong  Install signage and plastic guideposts, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation 499  June 2011 
Tyers-Thompson Valley Road  Tyers to Thompson Valley Road  Tyers, Rawson  Install guardfence, rub rail, signage and plastic guideposts, seal gravel bellmouths  494  June 2011 
Walhalla Road  Tyers-Thompson Valley Rd to Bruntons Bridge Rd  Walhalla  Install guardfence, rub rail, line marking, signage and plastic guideposts, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  621  June 2011 
Dargo Road  Princes Hwy to township of Dargo  Bairnsdale to Dargo  Seal gravel bellmouths, install rub rail, signage and plastic post supports, plastic guideposts, safer culvert endwalls  400  January 2010 
Mt Baw Baw Road  Main Neerim Rd to Willowgrove Rd  Narracan  Install guardfence and rub rail, plastic guideposts, signage, safer culvert endwalls, seal gravel bellmouths  662  December 2009 
Mt Baw Baw Road  Willowgrove Rd to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort  Narracan  Install signage, plastic guide posts, safer culvert endwalls  330  December 2009 
Willowgrove Road  Trafalgar to Mt Baw Baw Rd  Trafalgar, Hill End, Mt Baw Baw Rd (Icy Creek)  Seal gravel bellmouths, install rub rail, signage, plastic guideposts, widen curve at high risk corner  355  May 2009 
Back Beach Road  Sunset Strip to Ventor Rd  Phillip Island  Seal gravel bellmouths, install signage, plastic guideposts, safer culvert endwalls, remove redundant roadside objects  89  April 2009 
Phillip Island Tourist Road  Anderson to Cowes  Anderson, San Remo, Phillip Island, Cowes  Seal gravel bellmouths, install signage, plastic guideposts, safer culvert endwalls, remove bollards  308  April 2009 
Buchan Orbost Road  Buchan to Orbost  Buchan, Bete Bolong, Orbost  Install signage, plastic guideposts, widen curves, improve shoulder, remove vegetation at high risk locations  305  April 2009 
Burninong Road  Cape Paterson Rd to Goroke St Inverloch, Cape Paterson  Delineation improvements, install rub rail, seal gravel bellmouths and pullover areas, speed limit reduction  780  April 2012 

Road name Location Type of work  Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Midland Hwy Clunes-Creswick Rd to Ballan-Daylesford Rd Install guardfence and rub rail, plastic guideposts, wildlife warning signs, seal gravel bellmouths  407  December 2009 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Cost 
($000's)
Completed 
Healesville-Kinglake Rd
Healesville to Toolangi

Seal bell mouths and rectify pavement at selected locations. Install rubrail,  speed advisory signs and Chevron Alignmnet Marker signs. Speed reduction to 80Km/h. 
305 June 2017
Marysville-Woods Point Road
  Camberville
Install guardfence with rub rail, signage, seal shoulders and pull over areas 
490 December 2013
Ferntree Gully Road Stud Road to Burwood Hwy Knoxfield Seal shoulder, tree removal, install signage  63  June 2011 
Malvern Road Chapel Street to Glenferrie Road

Toorak, Malvern

Scarify concrete pavement and install signage  63  May 2011 
Warburton-Woodspoint Road McMahons Creek to Marysville-Woods Point Rd Reefton Seal shoulders, install guardfence and rub rail, improve delineation, reduce speed limit to 80 km/h  595  February 2010 
Eltham-Yarra Glen Road    Yarra Glen  Install rub rail  18  April 2009 
 

Road name Location  Locality Type of work  Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd to Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Kangaroo Ground Install guardfence, rub rail and signage, seal gravel bellmouths and pull over areas  287  November 2011 
Reserach-Warrandyte Road Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd to Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road Warrandyte Install rub rail and signage, seal gravel bellmouths  336  September 2011 
Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Bolton St to Wattletree Rd Eltham Install guardfence, rub rail, and remove redundant bollard and signs  330  June 2011 
Swan Street Hoddle Street to Burnley Street Richmond Improve pavement surface including pit lids, remove pavement paint, improve delineation  270  June 2010 
St Georges Road  Barkly Street  Fitzroy North  Install "Keep Clear" road marking at intersection and linemarking, upgrade lighting, minor pavement repair work  70  May 2010 
Queensberry Street  Howard Street  North Melbourne  Apply skid resistant surfacing, improve pit lids, lighting, signage and delineation  82  March 2010 
Power Street  Kavanagh Street  Southbank  Improve pavement surfacing including skid resistant surfacing, upgrade lighting, upgrade signals to LED lanterns   210  February 2010 
Swan Street  Batman Avenue  Melbourne  Install right turn arrow, improve pavement surface including skid resistant surfacing and pavement markings, upgrade signals to LED lanterns  213  January 2010 
St Kilda Road  Commercial Rd to Glenhuntly Rd  St Kilda  Improve pavement surface including pit lids, replace pavement markings, trim foliage   246  February 2009 
Victoria Street  Hoddle St to Burnley St  Richmond  Improve pavement surface including pit lids, improve delineation  332 February 2009 
 

Road name Location Type of work  Cost ($000's)  Completed 
Various locations
  • Northern Grampians Rd - Halls Gap
  • Cameron Drive - Mt Macedon
  • Healesville-Kinglake Rd - Chum Creek
  • Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd - St Andrews
  • Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd - north of Ninks Rd
  • Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd - near Witely Rd
Install and trail vehicle activated signs.  596  June 2009 

Notes

  1. Rubrail refers to steel or plastic rail placed under guard fence to protect from steel posts. 
  2. Delineation refers to reflective markers, lines or guide posts that define the geometry of the roadway.
  3. Bellmouth refers to the area of side road that widens where it joins the main road. The rounded corners resemble a bell shape.

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