The installation of roadside barriers across trauma hot spots remains a key focus and priority of the state’s road safety authorities.
City of Ballarat councillor Des Hudson said the council must advocate for safety and infrastructure improvements along lethal sections of the region’s road, particularly as the population grows.
VicRoads regional director Western Victoria Ewen Nevett told The Courier in March that full length roadside barriers would be installed on the left and ride hand side of targeted divided roads and of the left-hand side of undivided roads at high risk locations. Centreline barriers would also be rolled out on undivided high speed, high volume rural around the state.
“This year there will be a lot of activity in Western Victoria as we work to install safety treatments like flexible barriers and rumble strips that we know will save local lives,” Mr Nevett said.
It is not yet clear where these installations will occur, but the government will first focus on the Midland and Western highways.