Topic: Roads

Major Traffic Impacts As Hoddle Street Is Shutdown

Melbourne drivers are being urged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and, if possible, avoid the area around Hoddle Street as Victoria’s busiest arterial road shuts for an eight-day construction blitz. Hoddle Street has been closed in both directions between the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade and will remain shut down until 11:30pm next […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road, Noble Park. Truck lane restrictions improve safety by reducing the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Year Construction Blitz Gets Underway

A 14-day construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings starts today. Acting Minister for Public Transport Philip Dalidakis said the works are part of the Labor Government’s $30 billion program to boost capacity and reduce congestion across the transport network. From 2-9 January, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Road Deaths Down But 255 Lives Lost Is Too Many

The number of lives lost on Victorian roads was down in 2017 and work to drive this figure down will continue through the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented investment in safer roads and motorists. Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety Philip Dalidakis joined representatives from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), VicRoads and Victoria Police to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Short-Term Rego To Ease Financial Pressure In 2018

Victorian drivers with registration renewals from 1 January 2018 will be able to take advantage of the Andrews Labor Government’s switch to short-term vehicle registration. Drivers now have the option of registering their vehicles in new, flexible periods of three or six months or remain on twelve month renewals, reducing financial pressure on families and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Think Before Taking Risks On The Roads This Christmas

Victorians are being warned to think twice before taking risks on our roads this Christmas in a new Transport Accident Commission road safety campaign. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan unveiled the new campaign today, which takes aim at three major factors in Victorian road trauma – drink-driving, speed and distractions. The campaign […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Getting It Done: Early Work Underway On Plenty Road

Drivers on Plenty Road can look forward to a safer and less congested drive home, with early works on the Plenty Road upgrade set to get underway. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the start of detailed design and relocation of utilities, ahead of the start of major works early next […]

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

Getting It Done: Yan Yean Road Upgrade Underway

Early works on the Andrews Labor Government’s Yan Yean Road Upgrade are now underway, bringing the community closer to a safer and less congested connection between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced the start of works on the $131 million upgrade. […]

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

Cricket Victoria Pads Up For Towards Zero

More than 1,100 Victorian cricket clubs will be bowling up road safety messages to players and spectators, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Toward Zero Road Safety Strategy. The Transport Accident Commission has recruited Cricket Victoria to be part of its plan to create a future where no one dies or is seriously injured […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Safer Crossings For St Georges Road

The Andrews Labor Government will reopen all of the median crossings on St Georges Road by the end of the year and conduct a comprehensive safety review of the key arterial route. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced that as work is completed on Melbourne Water’s M40 pipeline upgrade, all five […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety