ROAD SAFETY BOOST FOR MELBOURNE-LANCEFIELD ROAD
The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade Melbourne-Lancefield Road between Sunbury and Lancefield, to help save regional motorists lives on one of Victoria’s most notorious sections of road.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced $20 million to improve safety along more than 35 kilometres of the road.
The upgrade will include new overtaking lanes and up to 18 kilometres of flexible road safety barriers and rumble strips to prevent head-on collisions and run-off road crashes.
The Labor Government will also build a new roundabout at the intersection of Gisborne Kilmore Road, to reduce the risk of collisions at this busy intersection.
The upgrade will also build up to seven overtaking lanes to enable motorists to pass one another safely, widening and sealing the road shoulder and ensuring safe local access to properties.
There have been 159 crashes on this section of Melbourne-Lancefield Road over the past five years, including five fatalities.
Work on the project is due to start later this year and will take approximately 12 months to complete.
Locals will get a chance to have their say, to make sure the upgrade meets the community’s needs.
Members of the community can provide feedback on the plan to improve safety on Melbourne-Lancefield Road at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne-Lancefield Road is one of 20 key roads identified in the Labor Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan, which will see $340 million invested into areas with a history of serious crashes on more than 2,500 kilometres of rural and regional roads across the state.
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“One death on our roads is one death too many – that’s why working closely with the community to make this road safer and reduce the risk of crashes.”
“The installation of wire rope barriers down Melbourne-Lancefield Road will help prevent head-on crashes and reduce the severity of the impact on the vehicle.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“Melbourne-Lancefield Road is one of the state’s most dangerous roads. We’re going to fix it – investing $20 million to make sure that everyone that uses it gets home safely.”
“Local knowledge and feedback is an important part of planning for this project and we’re listening to the community.”