Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Getting On With The West Gate Tunnel – Public Hearings Begin

A comprehensive, independent inquiry into the West Gate Tunnel gets underway today, giving community a chance to have their say on the congestion busting project. The West Gate Tunnel Inquiry and Advisory Committee will spend the next six weeks hearing submissions from experts, engineers, councils, community groups, kindergartens, sporting clubs and local residents, looking at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Victoria Leading The Way On Automated Vehicles

An automated vehicle trial is underway on the Monash-CityLink-Tullamarine corridor to help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles. The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with VicRoads, RACV and Transurban, to trial connected and automated vehicles from manufacturers BMW, Mercedes, Tesla and Volvo. The study will look at how to prepare road infrastructure, regulations […]

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Safety Barriers Saving Lives On Princes Highway

More than 40 kilometres of life saving wire rope barriers have been installed on the Princes Highway between Melbourne and Geelong – making the road safer for the 106,000 drivers who use it every day. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today inspected the $17.5 million project, which will see an additional 100 […]

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New Life Saving Barriers On The Goulburn Valley Highway

New wire rope barriers on the Goulburn Valley Highway are already saving lives, with seven recorded hits to the new centreline barrier since March. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan visited Molesworth today to inspect the $18.5 million project, which has installed 10 kilometres of barrier down the centre of the Highway between […]

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

Contract Awarded For First Stage Of Echuca-Moama Bridge Project

Work will begin soon on building a major new roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca, Victoria – the crucial first step towards construction of a substantially more efficient, safer bridge over the Murray River between Echuca and Moama. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said […]

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Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

New research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Transport Accident Commission, Monash University […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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