Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Rosedale Highway Intersection Set For Much-Needed Fix

A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the upgrade of the Princes Highway/Lyons Street roundabout would improve freight efficiency and make the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Truck Stop To Help Fight Driver Fatigue Around Moe

Heavy vehicle and motorist safety will be improved around Moe with the construction of a new truck stop at the western end of the town. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project was part of a strategy to provide truck rest areas as a way to reduce the risk of crashes […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Winter Construction Blitz To Fast Track Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up work on its major transport projects these school holidays, and drivers and public transport users are being warned to plan ahead. Crews will take advantage of the quieter holiday period to get Melbourne ready for the Metro Tunnel, as part of a 16 day construction blitz on road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Premier

Keeping Emergency Workers Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads. From July 1, drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding. After passing the vehicle, drivers should not increase speed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Work on Wonthaggi’s first traffic signals get the green light

Works to install Wonthaggi’s first traffic lights and new pedestrian crossing will start in July, with the project expected to reduce congestion and crashes at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said this intersection is the primary freight access point to the commercial precinct and these […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Have Your Say On Hyland And Monaro Highway Upgrades

The Gippsland community has been invited to have its say on the upgrades of the Hyland and Monaro Highways. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the feedback will provide valuable insights that will contribute to the upgrades of the two key election commitments. “What we want to do is create a road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Work Underway To Upgrade Halletts Way Interchange

Road works to provide better access for drivers entering the Western Freeway at Bacchus Marsh is underway, with construction starting on new access ramps. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would support traffic growth around Bacchus Marsh and support commuters travelling between Melbourne and Ballarat. “The project will improve the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Victoria Region

L2P Launches In Wyndham And Hobsons Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is helping learner drivers in Wyndham and Hobsons Bay to get the driving practice they need. The Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today launched the WynBay L2P program – a community-based initiative that recruits volunteers to help disadvantaged young people get their P’s. Volunteers will supervise learner drivers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Metropolitan Region

New Bell Street Bridge Opens

The new Bell Street Bridge is open to traffic, providing a safer and less congested connection to Strathmore and the CityLink Tullamarine Freeway. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan announced the opening of the new bridge – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.3 billion CityLink Tulla Widening Project. The bridge gives drivers a smoother and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

Have Your Say On The West Gate Tunnel

An Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the West Gate Tunnel Project has been released today, giving residents throughout the west  a chance to have their say. The Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will slash travel times, take trucks off residential streets and create 6,000 new jobs. The 10,000 page EES comprehensively assesses the environmental […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Metropolitan Region