The Geelong Council is not keeping our local roads in good condition, particularly in our new estates and growing communities. Please fill in your details and let us know which roads are your highest priority for Council to fix, and where more footpaths need to be built.
While the Geelong Council lets our local roads deteriorate, the Andrews Labor Government is investing in our major arterial roads and in our public transport network, with projects such as:
- Surfcoast Highway corridor planning study, $1.5m, which will result in a business case for capital works. The Department of Transport is currently undertaking a Corridor Improvement Study along Surf Coast Highway to cater for current and future growth along this corridor as the Armstrong Creek and Torquay North urban growth areas continue to develop. This study will look at infrastructure solutions to improve capacity, safety, and reliability of travel along the Surf Coast Highway corridor between Settlement Road and Mount Duneed Road.
- Level crossings at Fyans Street and Surf Coast Highway are being removed as part of the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication. New elevated rail bridges at these congested crossings will boost safety and traffic flow for around 36,000 vehicles that travel through these areas every day, allow more trains to run, and create new cycling and walking connections. Motorists will no longer need to wait when the boom gates are down for up to 22% of the morning peak and 15% of the evening peak and the flashing lights, trains and level crossing bells will also be eliminated, reducing noise to the surrounding area.
- Barwon Heads Road Upgrade: Once complete, the duplication will:
- improve traffic flow in the area, and make your journey safer and more predictable
- improve access to active and public transport modes
- cater for up to 44,000 daily journeys by 2031
- improve safety and reduce the severity and incidence of crashes.
- remove the dangerous and congested level crossing with a road bridge over the rail line
- $460k South Valley road resurfacing which caters for 12,000 vehicles in both directions daily.
- We are also extending the Geelong ring road which will transform the whole area which you can read about here: https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/geelong-ring-road-extension-bellarine-link
A map of which roads are State and Council roads can be found here: shorturl.at/atQT7