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04 July 2016

Help shape road safety improvements on Beechworth-Wodonga Road

Media Release

Date: Friday, 1 July 2016

Help shape road safety improvements on Beechworth-Wodonga Road

VicRoads is encouraging the community to help shape road safety improvements on the Beechworth-Wodonga Road.

Manager Planning Nathan Mullane said the section of road between Beechworth and Yackandandah Road was recently identified in the Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan as one of the State’s top 20 highest risk road segments.

“Between June 2010 and June 2015 there was 12 crashes sadly resulting in three road deaths, 14 people seriously injured and eight people with injuries,” he said.

“We take road safety seriously and we are committed improving community wellbeing by reducing road trauma.”

VicRoads is asking the community to provide their thoughts and suggestions on what could be implemented to address the serious crash history and improve safety.

“We all share in the responsibility of making travel safer on our roads and this is just the first phase of asking the community to be part of the solution on this particular road,” Mr Mullane said.

“Ideas could include reduced speed limits, audio-tactile centre and edge lines, wide centre-line or flexible roadside barriers,” he said.

Mr Mullane said that VicRoads will continue to involve the community in further discussions as the project develops.

VicRoads is also working with their road safety partners Victoria Police, Indigo Shire Council and TAC with the aim of making the Beechworth-Wodonga Road free of fatal and serious injury crashes into the future.

Community members can provide feedback to VicRoads on email or by phone 03 5761 1892 up until to Wednesday, 20 July 2016.

All feedback will be reviewed and considered in the development of a proposal for safety improvements that will be taken back out to the community for comment.


For further information:
Contact Nathan Mullane
Phone 03 5761 1892