The Andrews Labor Government is working to boost safety on the South Gippsland Highway, with works now complete between Stony Creek and Foster.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, welcomed the finalised works for the $3.2 million upgrade.

The completed works will improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes on a 13.5 kilometre section of the South Gippsland Highway.

In the past five years three lives have been tragically lost on this section of highway, and thirteen crashes have been recorded where someone has been injured.

As part of the project, new safety barriers have been installed along sections from Todds Rd at Stony Creek to Ameys Track at Foster.

These barriers have been proven to better protect drivers and passengers from roadside hazards such as trees in the event of a crash.

Other improvements include additional guideposts and improved signs to assist drivers to more safely navigate this section of road.

In the coming weeks, upgraded signs will be installed and line marking will be undertaken.

This Safe System Road Infrastructure Project is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). VicRoads manages the development and delivery of this program.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP:

“The Andrews Labor Government is working to make our regional roads safer and better. It is crucial that road safety across Gippsland is improved wherever possible.”

“These improvements to a high risk section of the South Gippsland Highway will reduce the risk of crashes and protect drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and heavy vehicle operators from roadside hazards through the use of barriers.”