BUILDING A SAFER SUNBURY ROAD
The Andrews Labor Government is making Sunbury Road at Tullamarine is being made safer, installing flexible barriers to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.
Member for Sunbury Josh Bull has today announced a $5.4 million safety upgrade between Tullamarine Freeway and Oaklands Road.
Sunbury Road will be widened as part of the upgrade and flexible safety barriers will be installed along the centre and side of the road.
Flexible barriers are proven to reduce head-on and run-off-road crashes by as much as 85 per cent.
Sunbury Road is a major access route between Sunbury and Melbourne Airport and traffic is becoming increasingly busy, with more than 21,000 vehicles using the road each day.
There were 13 crashes recorded along this section of the road in the five-year period to 2014, which includes one head-on crash resulting in a fatality, seven crashes involving serious injuries and five other crashes causing injuries.
These important safety improvement works along Sunbury Road are part of the Labor Government’s $1.1 billion ‘Towards Zero’ strategy, a joint plan between VicRoads and the TAC to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads to 200 or fewer and serious injuries by 15 per cent by 2020.
Works will begin in late February and are expected to be completed in mid-2018.
Drivers are advised there will be some minor traffic disruptions during these important safety improvements.
Quotes attributable to member for Sunbury, Josh Bull
“We’re getting on with these important safety works to prevent crashes on this busy stretch of Sunbury Road.”
“Everybody makes mistakes, but they shouldn’t have to pay for these with their life. These works to Sunbury Road will help to make sure everyone gets home safely.”