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:

Road From/To Location
Penshurst-Dunkeld Road
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 
Portland-Nelson Road
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.

More information

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 safetravels@roads.vic.gov.au.

Image of road crew installing rumble strips

Road crew installing rumble strips

Image of centre line rumble strips

Centre line rumble strips