Motorcyclists riding through south-western Victoria will soon benefit from lifesaving safety improvements along five popular routes.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Andrews Labor Government is investing $897,000 in order to boost rider safety in the region.
Upgrades include adding extra cushioning and rub rail protection to existing barriers, as well as resealing work to smooth out the pavement and prevent gravel spraying from side access roads and driveways.
Safety works will take place on Beech-Forest Road, between Beech-Forest and Forrest-Apollo Bay Road, Colac-Forrest Road, between Colac and Forrest and Carlisle-Colac Road, between Colac and the Carlisle River.
High-risk parts of Birregurra-Forrest Road between Barwon Downs and Forrest and Colac-Lavers Hill Road, between Beech-Forest Road and Lavers Hill, will also receive safety upgrades.
These five roads have seen seven crashes involving motorcyclists over the past 10 years.
The upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s plan to improve motorcyclist safety and save lives at popular motorcycling routes around Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We know motorcyclists are over-represented in serious and fatal crashes and that’s why we’re identifying the routes riders use so we can make them safer.”
“We’re keeping motorcyclists safe by making simple upgrades to popular routes in south-western Victoria.”
“Our region benefits from many tourists who are motorcycle enthusiasts, so we’re making sure they’re safe on our roads too.”
“Drivers should also make sure they are on the lookout for motorcycles and share the road responsibly.”