Road Safety Program - metropolitan Melbourne projects

Roads throughout the metropolitan Melbourne will be made safer under the multi-million-dollar Road Safety Program.

Melbourne will be made safer thanks to the Australian and Victorian 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 at: 

  • Stud Road between Heatherton Road and Dunbarton Drive
  • 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 per cent 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 at: 

  • Atheldene Drive and Gillespie Road, St Albans
  • Walter Street and Conrad Street, St Albans
  • Odessa Avenue and Swindon Crescent, Keilor Downs
  • Cheltenham Road and Lake View Blvd, Keysborough 
  • Dandenong Bypass and Hammond Road, Dandenong South
  • Blackburn Road and High Street Road, Mount Waverley
  • South Gippsland Highway/ Caldermeade Road, Caldermeade
  • Whitehorse Road and Mitcham Road, Mitcham 
  • 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 per cent of deaths and 42 per cent 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, traffic signal modifications, controlled right turns, new lights and line marking improvements. 

Safety upgrades to prevent collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists at: 

  • Point Cook Road and Central Avenue, Altona Meadows
  • Moreland Road, between Everett Street and Walhalla Street, Brunswick West
  • Buckley Street, west of Garnet Street, Essendon West
  • Lower Heidelberg Road, east of Carmichael Street, Ivanhoe East
  • Racecourse Road and Citylink Off Ramp, Kensington
  • Glen Huntly Road, west of Mitford Street, Elwood
  • Point Nepean Road between Capel Sound and Sorrento
  • Springvale Road between West Street and Springfield Road, Nunawading
  • South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne - near Devon Road
  • Cotham Road between High Street and Kent Street, Kew
  • North Road between Booran Road and Grange Road, Ormond
  • Burwood Road and Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East
  • Footscray Road, Docklands
  • St Georges Road and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North
  • Anderson Road/Forrest Street, Albion 
  • Anderson Road, near Ridley Street, Albion
  • Banksia Street/Cape Street, Heidelberg
  • Beaconsfield Parade and Fitzroy Street, St Kilda West
  • Bridge Road near Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
  • Buckley Street/Victoria Street, Seddon
  • Church Street near Adelaide Street, Cremorne
  • Donnybrook Road between Hume Freeway and Plenty Road, Donnybrook/Woodstock
  • Gaffney Street/Cumberland Road, Pascoe Vale
  • Hoffmans Road/Spencer Street, Essendon
  • Keilor Road/Mt Alexander Road, Essendon
  • Maribyrnong Road/Ascot Vale Road, Moonee Ponds
  • Maribyrnong Road/Epsom Road/Scotia Street, Ascot Vale
  • Maribyrnong Road/Walter Street/Orford Street, Ascot Vale
  • Mt Alexander Road/Fletcher Street/Napier Street/ Russell Street, Essendon
  • Mt Dandenong Road between Glenwood Drive and Ross Road, Croydon
  • Nicholson Street/Holmes Street/Albion Street, Coburg
  • Ormond Road, Narre Warren
  • Pascoe Vale Road POS, north of Raleigh Street, Essendon
  • Pascoe Vale Road/Devon Road, Oak Park
  • Plenty Road/Greenhill Road, Bundoora
  • Station Road/Tulloch Street, Deer Park
  • Sydney Road (Barkly Street to Albion Street), Brunswick
  • Sydney Road between Bell Street to Park Street, Coburg
  • Tullamarine Freeway/Ormond Road/Brunswick Road interchange, Ascot Vale
  • Duosa Road, Altona Gate Shopping Centre, Altona North
  • Maroondah Highway, Healesville [PDF 251 Kb]
  • Forest Road and Mountain Highway, The Basin [PDF 254 Kb]
  • Blackburn Road, Syndal [PDF 254 Kb]
  • Centre Road, Bentleigh East [PDF 252 Kb]
  • Malvern Road, Malvern [PDF 252 Kb]
  • Canterbury Road, Blackburn South [PDF 253 Kb]
  • Burwood Highway, Belgrave [PDF 252 Kb]
  • Waverley Road, Malvern East [PDF 263 Kb]

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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