Topic: Roads

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

Truck Curfew To Ease Congestion On Beach Road

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to reduce traffic congestion in the bayside area by extending truck restrictions along Beach Road. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford joined Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today to announce 24/7 truck restrictions along Beach Road between Port Melbourne and Mordialloc are set to begin. The new curfew will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Fixing Country Roads As Maintenance Blitz Ramps Up

Regional and rural councils can now apply for a share in more than $70 million for safer and more reliable roads thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Second round grants of up to $1.5 million are now available to eligible councils to carry out important road rehabilitation and resealing works, road safety improvements, bridge strengthening […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Safety Boost For Victorian Kids Returning To School

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up efforts to keep Victorian kids, parents and teachers safe with reduced speed limits and new electronic signage in school zones. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today visited Napoleons Primary School near Ballarat to meet with children ahead of their return […]

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

First Automated Vehicle To Hit The Road

Cutting-edge automated vehicle technology will be tested in rural Victoria this year in the first on-road trial approved under the new Automated Driving System (ADS) permit scheme. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that Bosch has been awarded $2.3 million from the Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Trial Grants Program and granted the state’s first […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Making Car Rego Easier For 1.3 Million Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has made paying car rego easier for 1.3 million Victorians over the first year of short term vehicle registration. Since the Labor Government launched short term registration on 1 January 2018, a quarter of all vehicle registrations have been processed using the flexible three-month and six-month registration options. Three month registration […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Delivering Safer Streets In The Heart Of Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is making the Ballarat CBD safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, unveiling new options to fix six notorious intersections along Sturt Street. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that everyone in the community will get a chance to have their say on the options for the Sturt Street […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Western Victoria Region