Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Monash Freeway Transformation Another Step Closer

The transformation of the Monash Freeway has reached another milestone, with expressions of interest now underway to build the $711 million second stage of the project. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said motorists make more than 470,000 trips on the corridor each day – and this project will make those trips […]

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Next Stage Of Western Highway Duplication Begins

Work has started to widen and upgrade the Western Highway between Buangor and Ararat, providing a safer and quicker journey for locals and visitors. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan turned the first sod in Buangor today, which will duplicate a 12.5 kilometre stretch of the Western Highway, delivering a four-lane divided route. […]

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Boost To Young Driver Safety In Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government will help young people in Melbourne’s west improve their driving skills and stay safe on the road. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced $200,000 for the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s Turning Point program. The grant is part of the Transport Accident Commission’s Youth Grants program which helps […]

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Works Start On Upgrading Murray Valley Highway Between Echuca And Yarrawonga

A $20 million project to improve the safety and efficiency of Victoria’s Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga is underway, with work starting recently on upgrading the Scobie Road intersection in Wyuna. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the upgrade would help reduce crashes at the intersection. “There was […]

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Works Ramp Up On The West Gate Freeway

Drivers getting off the West Gate Freeway at Williamstown Road will use a new off-ramp from today as work powers ahead on the Andrews Labor Government’s congestion busting West Gate Tunnel. The temporary ramp will give workers space to start working on the city bound entrance to the 2.8 kilometre city bound tunnel that will link the West Gate Freeway to the […]

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Switching On Melbourne’s Managed Motorway Network

Drivers will get safer, smoother and more reliable journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeways as the Andrews Labor Government switches on the world’s most sophisticated managed motorway network. Smart technology installed on the newly upgraded Tullamarine Freeway, Monash Freeway and M80 Ring Road will better manage traffic, improve incident response times and move more people. Overhead […]

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Boosting Safety At The Midland Highway Interchange

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to improve safety at the notorious interchange of the Midland Highway and Western Freeway at Mount Rowan. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined member for Wendouree Sharon Knight to announce $2.5 million to construct the roundabout. The upgrade is in addition to the $12 […]

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Beaufort Bridge Works Connecting Western Victoria

Work is underway to strengthen the 50-year-old Beaufort Rail Bridge, which will boost productivity along one of Western Victoria’s most important routes. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today inspected works on the historic bridge, to bring it in to line with current safety standards and upgrading its capacity to carry bigger trucks. […]

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Rego Relief For Half A Million Victorians

Residents of Frankston, Pakenham and Craigieburn have been amongst the fastest to take up the Andrews Labor Government’s short-term vehicle registration, with more than half a million Victorians already signed up. Since short term registration was introduced in January 2018, more than 24,000 Victorians each week have been signing up to enjoy new three or […]

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New Road Occupancy Charge To Cut Congestion

Developers and private companies will be charged for blocking traffic lanes under a new trial aimed at cutting inner city congestion and boosting traffic flow. From Friday, private developers who occupy road space and traffic lanes on arterial roads through the City of Yarra will incur a weekly charge that is scaled to the proportion […]

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