Rumble strips, also known as audio-tactile line markings, are small bumps that make a ‘rumbling’ sound and cause a vehicle to vibrate when driven over, alerting drivers that they’re moving out of their lane and helping to prevent head-on or run-off-road collisions.

In coming months, we'll install rumble strips along 1600km of roads in north western Victoria, as part of a state-wide program to improve safety on rural and regional roads.

In June through to August, we’ll be installing rumble strips and refreshing lane markings  at these locations:

Road From/To Location
Sturt Highway/Road Mildura to South Australian border
Red Cliffs-Colignan Road Red Cliffs to Colignan
Murray Valley Highway Swan Hill to Robinvale
Calder Highway Marong to Ouyen
Works are weather dependent and can impact planned schedules with dates and locations having to change at short notice. We thank you for your patience.
The works will take place from 7am to 6pm, usually for a two-day period however this is dependent on the length of works.
 
Signs will be placed at the start and finish of the works area to notify all motorists to reduce their speed to 40km/h. Access for driveways and intersections may be restricted for a maximum of 5 minutes while the crews move past. 
 
Once we have installed the rumble strips, we will refresh the line markings approximately 28 days later with minimal delays expected.
 
If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for our crew. During these works, we recommend that you plan ahead and allow a little more travel time. We’ll make every effort to minimise inconvenience to the community.

More information

If you have any queries about the works please contact Kelly Meuli, Community and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser on 0417 854 286 or email safetravel@roads.vic.gov.au
 
For more information on the Rumble Strips Program of works visit our rumble strips page
 
To see where rumble strips are being installed in your area visit our Safer Roads interactive map
 
Image of road crew installing rumble strips

Road crew installing rumble strips

Image of centre line rumble strips

Centre line rumble strips