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 3,200 kilometres of roads in south western Victoria, as part of a state-wide program to improve safety on rural and regional roads.
In May and June, we'll be installing rumble strips at these locations:
||Penhurst to the Glenelg Highway|
|Penshurst-Port Fairy Road
||Princes Highway West to Penshurst-Warrnambool Road
|Spencer Road||Penshurst-Port Fairy Road to Hamilton-Port Fairy Road|
|Penshurst-Warrnambool Road||Penshurst to the Princes Highway West|
|Bridge Road||Bushfield to Caramut Road|
|Warrnambool-Caramut Road||Warrnambool to Caramut|
|Mailors Flat-Koroit Road||Warrnambool-Caramut Road to Penshurst-Warrnambool Road|
|Bridgewater Road||Portland to Cape Bridgewater|
||Henty Highway to the South Australian border
|Portland-Casterton Road||Princes Highway West to Glenelg Highway|
|Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road||Woolsthorpe to Heywood|
|Ettrick-Tyrendarra Road||Princes Highway West to Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road|
|Mackinnons Bridge Road||Princes Highway West to Noorat|
|Coleraine-Merino Road||Coleraine to Condah-Coleraine Road|
Works are weather dependent so dates and times may change.
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 five minutes each day 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.
To see where rumble strips are being installed in your area visit our Safer Roads interactive map here.
If you have any queries about the works please contact Kelly Meuli, Community and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser on 0417 854 286 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road crew installing rumble strips
Centre line rumble strips