Midland Highway Safety Barriers Keeping Drivers Safe

The Victorian Government has made the Midland Highway safer between Buninyong and Clarendon with the completion of upgrades to improve safety and reduce road trauma.

Lifesaving road treatments including more than 21 kilometres of left-hand side and centreline flexible safety barriers were installed as part of the upgrades.

An additional overtaking lane in each direction, shoulder widening and surfacing works were also completed.

This section of the Midland Highway was identified as one of Victoria’s most high-risk regional roads. In the five years to 2017, eight people were injured and tragically, one person lost their life.

The intersection of the Midland Highway and Clarendon-Lal Lal Road, and the Midland Highway and Scottsburn Primary School have also been improved with new turn lanes, traffic islands and additional signage.

The $23.1 million upgrades are part of a $1.4 billion investment in road safety by the Victorian Government in partnership with the TAC.

The Midland Highway links Geelong and Ballarat and serves as a key freight route for agricultural industries, as well as for local commuters to access jobs and services.

Workers will complete some final line marking in the spring.