Road Safety Program

Victorian roads are being made safer under the $300 million Road Safety Program, designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.

What we're doing

The Road Safety Program supports the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas.

The Victorian and Australian Government’s have an ongoing commitment to improving road safety by delivering improvements to our network designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.

The initial $245 million, announced in February, is already improving safety with around 40 projects being delivered in metropolitan Melbourne.

The Victorian and Australian Government are investing an additional $56 million to improve road safety and save lives through this initiative. 
 
The Road Safety program will now deliver more than 130 safety improvement projects on state highways and arterial and local roads, creating jobs and helping local economies.

Upgrades include shoulder sealing and rumble strips to help motorists stay in control of their vehicle if they veer off the road, flexible safety barriers to prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes and upgrades to protect cyclists and pedestrians. 

This builds on the Victorian and Australian Governments’ $97.2 million investment through the Targeted Road Safety Works Program and aligns with the target set out in the Victorian Road Safety Strategy to halve the number of deaths and significantly reduce serious injury on our roads over the next 10 years.

To learn more about what's happening in your area visit our interactive safer roads website or learn more about projects across metropolitan Melbourne.

Upgrades through the Road Safety Program are being delivered by VicRoads and Safer Roads under the Department of Transport, as we continue to work to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.  

Get in touch

For more information about this program, please get in touch.

Call: 13 11 71

Email: [email protected]

 

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