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.

Select a region below to see a list of on-road projects funded by the levy. Note: Only projects from the most recent 5 years are listed below. 

See notes below for an explanation of terms used.


Road name Location Locality  Type of work  Map Ref.
(Melways or Vic Country Directory) 
Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Lancefield-Woodend Rd Lancefield-Woodend   Seal bell mouths. Install rubrail, guideposts & linemarkng.
VCD 60 C7 453 June 2017
Mt Macedon-Hanging Rock Rd
Mt Macedon Rd to Lancefield-Woodend Rd
  Seal bell mouths & install rubrail. 
VCD 60 B7
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.
VCD 60 B8
200 June 2017
Pyrenees Highway Elphinstone to Castlemaine   Install rubrail, improve delineation & signage, seal gravel bellmouths  VCD 59 G3 to E3  600  Sept 2011 
Broadford-Flowerdale Road Broadford to Flowerdale   Seal shoulders, install guardfence and rub rail, improve delineation, reduce speed limit to 80km/h VCD 61C5 to F6  827  May 2010 


Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref.
(Melways or Vic Country Directory) 
Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Euroa-Mansfield Road Gooram to Merton
Install rub rail, signage, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation, flatten batters  VCD 47 C8  795  June 2012 
Jerusalem Creek Road Pinniger Road to Mt Pinniger Road Eildon Install plastic guideposts, signage and delineation improvements, seal shoulders and gravel bellmouths VCD 62 H5  923  June 2012 
Whanregarwen Road Coghills Lane to Maroondah Hwy

Whanregarwen

 Install plastic guideposts, signage and delineation improvements, seal shoulders and gravel bellmouths, improve pavement surface VCD 62 B5  317  June 2012 
Great Alpine Road Harrietville to Omeo
Install rub rail and signage, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  VCD 50 C8 to 66B3  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  VCD 36 C3 to 37 H3  1134  June 2011 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref.
(Melways or Vic Country Directory)
Cost ($000's)  Completed 
Deans Marsh-Lorne Road Deans Marsh to Lorne Deans Marsh Install rub rail and seal gravel bellmouths  VCD 101 H2  480  July 2011 
Great Ocean Road Faithaven to Lorne Fairhaven Install rub rails and seal gravel bellmouths  VCD 93 C9  280  July 2011 
Steiglitz Road Maude to Steiglitz

Steiglitz

Install rub rail, plastic guide posts and signage, seal gravel bellmouths  VCD 77 D9  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  VCD 101 G3 to E5  1922  June 2010 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref.
(Melways or Vic. Country Directory) 
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.
VCD 66 to 84 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.
VCD 82 728

 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.
 VCD 66 to 50 444 June 2017
Monaro Hwy
Chandlers Creek Install plastic guideposts, signage, rub rail and delineation improvements, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  VCD 69 E3 to E4  462  July 2014 
Bonang Road Orbost to Bonang
Install plastic guideposts, signage, guard fence, rub rail, seal gravel bellmouths   VCD 85 J5 to 62 E2  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 VCD 97 H4  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  VCD  97 E3 to F4 569  May 2014 
Westernport Road    Ripplebrook  Install plastic guideposts, signage, rub rail and delineation improvements, pavement works, seal gravel bellmouths, remove vegetation  VCD 96 D5 to E5  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 VCD 96 C7 to 96 E7  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  VCD 97 J4 to 81 H7  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  VCD 81 H9 to J9  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  VCD 84 B7 to 65 E9  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  VCD 81 B8  662  December 2009 
Mt Baw Baw Road  Willowgrove Rd to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort  Narracan  Install signage, plastic guide posts, safer culvert endwalls  VCD 81 D7  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  VCD 97 D5 to 81 C8  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  VCD 95  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  VCD 95 J10 to E9  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  VCD 85 D1 to J5  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  VCD 102 C4 to E4  780  April 2012 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref. (Melways
or Vic. Country Directory 
Cost
($000's) 
Completed 
Midland Hwy Clunes-Creswick Rd to Ballan-Daylesford Rd Creswick to Dalyesford Install guardfence and rub rail, plastic guideposts, wildlife warning signs, seal gravel bellmouths  VCD 58 G8 to 59 D7  407  December 2009 

Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref. (Melways
or Vic Country Directory) 
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. 
VCD 79 J3
305 June 2017
Marysville-Woods Point Road
  Camberville
Install guardfence with rub rail, signage, seal shoulders and pull over areas 
Mel 610 U11

490 December 2013
Ferntree Gully Road Stud Road to Burwood Hwy Knoxfield Seal shoulder, tree removal, install signage  Mel 72 J7 to 73 J3  63  June 2011 
Malvern Road Chapel Street to Glenferrie Road

Toorak, Malvern

Scarify concrete pavement and install signage  Mel 58 E5 to 59 C6  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  VCD 80 F4 to G3  595  February 2010 
Eltham-Yarra Glen Road    Yarra Glen  Install rub rail  VCD 79 E4  18  April 2009 


Road name Location  Locality Type of work  Map Ref. (Melways
or Vic. Country Directory) 
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  Mel 23 F11 to 271 E12  287  November 2011 
Reserach-Warrandyte Road Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd to Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road Warrandyte Install rub rail and signage, seal gravel bellmouths  Mel 22 F2 to 23 F11  336  September 2011 
Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Bolton St to Wattletree Rd Eltham Install guardfence, rub rail, and remove redundant bollard and signs  Mel 21 F10 to 22A2  330  June 2011 
Swan Street Hoddle Street to Burnley Street Richmond Improve pavement surface including pit lids, remove pavement paint, improve delineation  Mel 2G, 2H  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  Mel 30 C10  70  May 2010 
Queensberry Street  Howard Street  North Melbourne  Apply skid resistant surfacing, improve pit lids, lighting, signage and delineation  Mel 2B A10  82  March 2010 
Power Street  Kavanagh Street  Southbank  Improve pavement surfacing including skid resistant surfacing, upgrade lighting, upgrade signals to LED lanterns   Mel 2F E9  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  Mel 2G E9  213  January 2010 
St Kilda Road  Commercial Rd to Glenhuntly Rd  St Kilda  Improve pavement surface including pit lids, replace pavement markings, trim foliage   Mel 2L, 2P  246  February 2009 
Victoria Street  Hoddle St to Burnley St  Richmond  Improve pavement surface including pit lids, improve delineation  Mel 2G, 2H  332 February 2009 


Road name Location Locality Type of work  Map Ref. (Melways or
Vic. Country Directory) 
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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