Safety improvements on the Hume Highway at Coolac
12 OCTOBER 2016
Work will start soon on a $332,000 project aimed at improving safety on the Hume Highway at Coolac.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said work will start on Monday 17 October on the project, which is being funded through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.
“Roads and Maritime will deliver the work on the Hume Highway east of Tabers Lane at Coolac to improve safety for road users and reduce the risk of crashes,” the spokesperson said.
“In the five years to June 2014 there were seven crashes along the stretch of highway where the work will be carried out, including one which resulted in a fatality and six which resulted in injuries.
“Crashes along this stretch of the highway often involve motorists veering off the road and crashing into objects.
“Edge and centre lines which make a noise when tyres make contact with the lines will be installed along a 2.5 kilometre section of the highway to alert drivers if they have left the travel lane.
“Around 300 metres of wire rope safety barrier will also be installed, connecting to existing barrier, to reduce the severity of crashes if motorists lose control and veer off the road.”
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays between 7am and 1pm and is expected to take three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
A temporary reduced speed limit, lane closures and traffic control will be in place during work hours, for the safety of workers and motorists.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
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