Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Next Step Towards Finishing The M80 Ring Road

Victorian drivers are a step closer to seeing travel times slashed and safety boosted on the M80 Ring Road with Expressions of Interest opening today for the upgrade of 7.9 kilometres between the Princes Freeway and Western Highway. The upgrade will improve safety and reduce congestion for the 160,000 drivers who use the M80 Ring […]

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Getting It Done: Works Start On Swan Street Bridge

Swan Street Bridge will be safer and more reliable with improved access to Melbourne’s sports and entertainment precinct as construction gets underway. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan was at Birrarung Marr on the Yarra River today to announce the start of the $30 million Swan Street Bridge upgrade. Features of the new bridge include a […]

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Pedestrian Safety No Laughing Matter

An Australian-first trial has lit up Melbourne footpaths this week ahead of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Transport Accident Commission CEO Joe Calafiore today announced a trial of new technology designed to keep pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD safe. Lights have been installed in footpaths along the […]

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Huge Cranes To Widen EJ Whitten Bridge

Major widening works to the EJ Whitten Bridge ramps up with two large remotely controlled cranes being assembled ahead of works starting next week. The assembly of the 13-metre-tall gantry cranes marks the start of significant works to widen the bridge from three to five lanes in each direction, improving safety and slashing travel times. […]

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Getting It Done: New Lanes Open On Citylink

Drivers will be able to access nearly nine kilometres of new lanes from 1 April 2017 as part of the widening CityLink Tulla project. From the early hours of Saturday morning, drivers heading to or from the CBD on CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway will now have an additional traffic lane […]

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Getting It Done: Removing Swan Street Bridge Bottleneck

Congestion will be slashed for 30,000 motorists on the Swan Street Bridge every day, with works to start within weeks. From Wednesday 29 March, motorists can expect significant delays on and around Swan Street Bridge due to the construction of an extra lane. The work to provide an additional traffic lane will see one city-bound […]

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Chandler Highway Bottlenecks To Go

Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. The $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade will slash travel times, improve reliability and increase access for pedestrians and cyclists. It will include: Removing two major bottlenecks between Heidelberg […]

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On The Road To Safer Young Drivers

The Andrews Labor Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria are partnering to create a world leading Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the location for the complex, a cornerstone of the Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package. […]

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Thompsons Road Upgrade One Step Closer To Completion

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing the notorious Thompsons Road in Melbourne’s south-east with four companies now shortlisted for the second stage of works. BMD, CPB, Cut and Fill and Winslow have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $175 million upgrade, with the contract due to be awarded by mid-year and […]

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Independent Report On Wandong Interchange Received

The Andrews Labor Government is considering an independent report prepared in consultation with the Wandong and Heathcote Junction community on the proposed Wandong Interchange as part of the Kilmore Wallan Bypass. The Labor Government will give full and careful consideration to the recommendations in the report before reporting back to the community in coming months. […]

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