Road Safety Program - metropolitan Melbourne projects

Roads throughout the metropolitan Melbourne will be made safer under the $300 million Road Safety Program.

Melbourne will be made safer thanks to the Victorian and Australian Government’s Road Safety Program, designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.

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.

In metropolitan Melbourne, safety improvements include:

Safety upgrades to prevent head-on and run-off-road collisions

Roads being treated include: 
  • Pascoe Vale Road (Riggall Street Overpass to Somerton Road), Broadmeadows/Meadow Heights 
  • Healesville-Koo-Wee-Rup Road, Launching Place
  • Koo Wee Rup - Longwarry Road, Koo Wee Rup
  • Moorooduc Highway (Heatherhill Road to Sumner Road), Frankston/Mt Eliza
  • Narre Warren Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road (Princes Highway to Thompson Road and Princes Highway to Fox Road), Narre Warren/Cranbourne and Narre Warren
  • Sunshine Avenue (Sage Avenue to Calder Highway), St Albans/Keilor
  • Wellington Road, Eastlink to Summit Road
  • Vineyard Road (McDougal Road to Calder Freeway), Sunbury/Diggers Rest.

In 2015, head-on and run-off-road collisions were the most common type of crashes in Victoria being responsible for about 40% of Victoria’s road deaths and serious injuries. 

This program will help make the roads we travel on safer with treatments including, flexible safety barriers, road surface treatments, infrastructure to increase awareness of hazards and improve delineation. 

Safety upgrades to prevent intersection collisions 

Intersections being treated include: 

  • Moreland Road/De Carle Street, Coburg   
  • Boundary Road/Fairbairn Road/Little Boundary Road, Sunshine West
  • Melton Highway (near The Regency), Plumpton  
  • Queen Street/Sargood Street, Altona Activity Centre
  • Snell Grove/Watt Avenue, Oak Park.

Intersections pose a significant safety risk on our road network. With motorists, pedestrians and cyclists making turns and crossing paths, the risk of a crash is very high.

Collisions at intersections have been the cause of an average of 30% of deaths and 42% of serious injuries on Victorian roads over the past five years from January 2015 to December 2019.

Through the program, various high-risk intersections will become safer with treatments including new turning lanes, new splitter islands, bell mouth widening, new lights and line marking improvements. 

Safety upgrades to prevent collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists

Pedestrian and cyclist areas being treated include: 

Pedestrians and cyclists are completely exposed to the full force of a crash, making them some of our most vulnerable road users. Research shows that if a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a car travelling at 60km/h they are unlikely to survive. In fact, a pedestrian’s or cyclist’s risk of death or serious injury increases where vehicles are traveling at speeds of 30 km/h and upwards.

Treatments delivered through the program will create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists with treatment including electronic speed limit signs, pathway connectivity, rail trail and on road cycling paths, audio clicking and improved traffic signal modifications at traffic lights. 

To learn more about works in your area you can also visit our interactive safer roads website.

What we're doing

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable.

Mistakes happen, which as humans we can’t always avoid. What we can do is build more forgiving road infrastructure so that when a mistake does happen on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

These upgrades are being delivered by VicRoads in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) 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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