Wed 19 Jul 2017

VicRoads Project Zero – Expression of Interest:

The Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan is the most ambitious action plan in Victoria’s road safety history.

This bold plan maps out how Victorian road safety partners will work towards a reduction in the number of lives to less than 200 and a 15% reduction in serious injuries by 2020.

The Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy is about creating a safe system for all Victorians – this means safe roads and roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use by all people using the road.

The greatest investment in making our roads safer through the introduction of a systematic and cohesive approach to infrastructure delivery with a particular focus on rural roads – more than $1 billion over five years.

Towards Zero recognises that a disproportionate number of country people lose their lives each year on our roads and that fundamental improvements to road safety are needed. While infrastructure investment has long been a priority for the state, capital expenditure has traditionally been centered around improvements to local black spots. Never before has there been a coordinated approach of this size and scale spanning the width and breadth of our 25,000 kilometer statewide road network.

The Project Zero Delivery Program consists of a suite of complementary road safety tactics including intersection and roundabout upgrades, construction of overtaking lanes, shoulder and traffic lane widening and various safety treatments.

The total projected cost of Project Zero Delivery Program is estimated to be in excess of $150 million.

Purpose:

The primary purpose of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to establish SOA’s with a number of contractors across three regions in rural Victoria (Gippsland – East, Grampians – South-West and West and Murray – North and North-East) to deliver upon the State Government’s commitment to, and investment in, road safety.

Project Zero will deliver an array of construction activities to improve road safety on some of Victoria’s highest risk roads, of which are listed in the EOI documents. All related documents are available on the VicRoads website for download.

Please do not hesitate to email ProjectZero@roads.vic.gov.au if you have any further questions.