Thursday, 11th October 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a safer and smoother journey for motorcyclists and drivers on more than a dozen main roads across Gippsland.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced that seven popular motorcycle routes in Gippsland will share in $3.1 million worth of upgrades under the Motorcycle Safety Levy Program this financial year.

Motorcycle-friendly protection will be added to existing safety barriers, while intersections and driveways sealing will be undertaken to prevent loose gravel from entering the main road along:

  • Mirboo North-Trafalgar Road, between the Strzelecki Highway and the Princes Highway
  • Mount Baw Baw Road, between Main Neerim Road and Mount Baw Baw Village
  • Main Neerim Road, between Drouin-Warragul Road and Mount Baw Baw Road
  • Drouin-Korumburra Road, between Drouin-Warragul Road and Korumburra-Warragul Road
  • Willow Grove Road, between the Princes Highway and Mount Baw Baw Road
  • Brandy Creek Road, between Drouin-Warragul Road and Main Neerim Road
  • Korumburra-Warragul Road, between the South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway in Warragul

Warning signs will be installed on Willow Grove Road, Brandy Creek Road and Korumburra-Warragul Road to help riders identify upcoming road changes as well as guide posts to improve safety.

Works on these projects will start next month and are expected to be complete by mid-2019.

In addition, work is almost complete on a $2.7 million package of safety improvements to prevent run-off-road and head-on crashes on Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Moe-Glengarry Road, Fish Creek-Foster Road, Marlo Road, Bloomfield Road and Tyers-Thomson Road.

These works include the installation of reflective guide posts, advisory speed signs, curve warning signs, line marking, shoulder sealing and safety barriers.

The upgrades are part of the Labor Government’s $20 million Mass Action Treatment of Rural Curves program.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The semi-mountainous areas and winding roads in Gippsland make our region a popular destination for thousands of recreational riders each year – and we’re making sure that more of our roads are up to scratch and as safe as they can be.”

“These improvements are making key Gippsland roads safer for all road users – drivers, motorcycle riders and passengers, particularly in peak visitor periods and when visibility or conditions are less than ideal”