The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $15.8 million for regional Victoria to upgrade unsafe roads to address run-off road and head-on crashes.
The Safe System Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) is targeted to areas right across Victoria where projects can have a specific and immediate safety benefit.
This funding means key safety improvements will be made at intersections across the state, including Ballarat, Seymour, Morwell, Loy Yang, Gheringhap and Fyansford.
The project upgrades will include installing roundabouts, new safety barriers, improved street lighting and upgraded cycling facilities.
Work on the six projects, valued at $15.8 million, will begin in coming months.
SSRIP is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), while VicRoads manages the development and delivery of the program.
New SSRIP locations in regional Victoria
- Ballarat-Carngham Road/Haddon-Windermere Road, Cardigan Village - $2,020,000
- Traralgon West Road/Maryvale Road/Old Melbourne Road, Morwell - $3,200,000
- Hyland Highway/Loy Yang Morwell Road, Loy Yang - $2,832,000
- Seymour-Tooborac Road/Hume Freeway north bound off ramp, Seymour - $2,765,000
- Midland Highway/Fyansford-Gheringhap Rd, Gheringhap - $2,480,000
- Hamilton Highway/Hyland Street (Fyansford-Corio Rd)/ Deviation Rd, Fyansford - $2,520,000
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety Luke Donnellan
“People in regional Victoria are four times more likely to be killed in road crashes than metropolitan Melbourne and are also 60 percent more likely to be seriously injured.”
“The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program is about delivering small safety treatments that can make a big difference to the lives of Victorians.”
“Six projects are being delivered in regional Victoria to reduce deaths and serious injuries on Victorian roads, all of which will get underway in coming months.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020