Topic: Roads

Gippsland Freight Benefits From Bridge Strengthening

Work to strengthen four bridges on the Princes Highway is now complete, allowing heavier trucks and more freight to travel on this important route. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford was in Traralgon today to announce the completion of upgrades that saw carbon fibre reinforcement added to the underside of both the east and westbound Princes […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Safety Work Complete Between Longwarry And Traralgon

It is now safer to travel between Longwarry and Traralgon on the Princes Highway, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford was in Traralgon today to announce the completion of work to install more than 170 kilometres of lifesaving safety barriers. This $27 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister for Roads

New Fishing Custom Plates A Reel Catch

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging anglers to go hook, line and sinker and proudly show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. Minister for Roads and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today encouraged anglers to get creative and develop a slogan for a new custom number plate for recreational fishers. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating, Ministers

Safer Speed Limit For Strathmerton Community

The Andrews Labor Government will boost safety for the Strathmerton community by introducing a new 60 kilometres per hour speed limit through the town ahead of Easter. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced in Parliament today that the Labor Government will introduce a safer speed limit following a comprehensive speed review and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Ministers

Boosting Pedestrian Safety On Busy Roads In Warragul

People in Warragul will soon be able to cross two key local roads in town more safely, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today announced funding to build pedestrian refuge islands on both Normanby Street and Albert Street in Warragul. The refuge on Normanby Street will service a local bus […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Ministers

More Lanes Open On New Chandler Highway Bridge

Extra lanes are now open on Chandler Highway, reducing congestion on one of Melbourne’s worst bottlenecks. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan announced today that an extra two lanes are now open, with the remaining two to open over the coming weeks as the final touches are made on the bridge. Work continues behind safety […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

New Traffic Light Trial Gets Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government is starting a new trial to make tram rides quicker and more reliable for passengers. New traffic light technology will soon be introduced to better balance the needs of trams, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists at busy intersections. Under the trial, trams will be given priority over other road users when trams […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Golden Ball Bridge Repairs Works Commence

The Andrews Labor Government is repairing the badly damaged Golden Ball Bridge at Everton Upper, following last December’s unprecedented rain in north east Victoria. The bridge, which serves as a vital commuter and tourism connection, was closed to traffic for four weeks until a temporary bailey bridge was put in place to restore access in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Keeping Motorcyclists Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep motorcyclists safer and better equipped with a package of new initiatives, following a devastating start the year on Victoria’s roads. Motorcyclists are over-represented in road trauma — they make up less than four per cent of registered vehicles, yet riders account for 15 per cent of deaths […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Next Round Of Road Safety Upgrades To Save More Lives

Another sixteen roads will be upgraded across the state as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record road safety investment. Last year Victoria recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but 214 lives lost are still 214 too many. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC