Making the road safer
State Highway 57, from State Highway 1 to Shannon has been identified as one of the roads in the state highway network that can be made safer.
From 2008 to 2017, 8 people were killed and 32 were seriously injured on State Highway 57 between State Highway 1 and Shannon. Most of these deaths and serious injuries were caused by head on crashes or by drivers running off the road and hitting ditches, fences and power poles.
We're making safety improvements that can help prevent crashes like these.
What we are doing
We're making the following safety improvements:
- Safety barriers to prevent vehicles hitting something much less forgiving, like a tree or deep ditch.
- Wide centrelines to provide greater separation between vehicles.
- Rumble strips to give drivers a wake-up call if they stray across the white line.
- Wider sealed shoulder at the side of the road to give recovery room for drivers who drift out of their lane or lose control.
The shoulder width of the highway will be retained and, where possible, it will be improved to allow vehicles to pull safely off the traffic lane on many sections of the highway.
We're also looking at how we can improve safety for people on the road around the Garden of York garden shop.
Note: Estimates are revised periodically. This is the estimate at December 2018.