The Victorian Government is helping local governments across Victoria deliver road safety improvements to council-managed roads, intersections and precincts.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne has announced a new Safe Local Roads and Streets Program will get underway over four years to boost safety for road users.
According to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), around 33 per cent of road trauma occurs on local council-managed roads in Victoria each year. Of the 100 people who have died on Victorian roads this year, 32 have occurred on local roads which is nine higher than the five year average.
The new program aims to help support local governments to identify road safety issues in their area and implement solutions.
The project will design and deliver safer infrastructure upgrades for communities including raised crossings, intersection upgrades, speed cushions, kerbing upgrades, pedestrian islands, safer speeds and roundabouts.
“This program will support local governments across Victoria to deliver road safety improvements to council-managed roads, intersections and precincts in their areas, as well as make it easier for locals to get to where they need to go – whether it’s to school, work or the shops,” said Ms Horne.