The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians with a new 60km/h speed limit to be implemented through Yarck by the end of May.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the new zone on the Maroondah Highway followed extensive community consultation and a comprehensive speed review.

New road markings and eye-catching signage will be installed at Yarck’s town entrances to make sure drivers are aware that they’re entering a township.

The upgrades are part of the Labor Government’s $1.4 billion Towards Zero Action Plan, which aims to ensure no one is seriously injured or killed on Victorian roads.

The program is being delivered in partnership between the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and VicRoads.

Line-marking works will commence in Yarck in coming weeks, followed by the installation of new speed zone signs by the end of May.

Traffic management will be in place with speed reduced to 40 km/h while works are undertaken.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We’ve listened to the Yarck community and the advice of experts – and we’re taking action to improve safety.”

“Not only are we introducing a 60km/h speed limit through Yarck, we’re boosting safety with better signage and line-marking to make sure drivers are aware that they need to slow down through town.”