The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a package of road safety improvements to reduce the number and severity of crashes along Skenes Creek Road and Forrest-Apollo Bay Road between Skenes Creek and Forrest.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP welcomed the $323,000 announcement, which will address a history of run-off-road crashes and head-on collisions due to the curves along these roads.
Guide posts, curve alignment markers, curve warning signs and guard rails will help warn drivers of road conditions, while several driveways will be sealed to prevent gravel from being tracked or washed onto the road creating less safe conditions.
Over the past five years there has been 48 crashes along this stretch of road, with one tragically resulting in a death.
The project will be delivered by VicRoads as part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, funded by the Transport Accident Commission to support projects across Victoria that achieve specific and immediate safety benefits.
Works are expected to begin mid-2016 and completed before the busy summer holiday period.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re fixing this road to ensure safe and reliable travel for all drivers, including tourists and local industries.”
“These safety treatments can make a difference and help lower the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.”