Drivers can now enjoy a smoother ride on Geelong’s busiest road thanks to 12 kilometres of improvement works on the Princes Highway/Latrobe Terrace.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said works to improve the surface of the road between Corio and Waurn Ponds are complete – the first major resurfacing of its kind on the road in the past decade.
The Andrews Labor Government invested $10 million to smooth out damaged sections of the road to create a safer journey for the 20,000 drivers who rely on this route every day between Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine.
Resurfacing works were completed in stages between:
- Broderick Road to Cox Road, Corio
- Cowies Creek Bridge to Separation Street, North Geelong
- Ballarat Road/Midland Highway to James Harrison Bridge, Geelong
- Surf Coast Highway to Ghazeepore Road, Belmont/Waurn Ponds
Crews worked seven days a week to deliver this vital upgrade outside of peak times to minimise disruption and keep local traffic moving.
The upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s biggest road upgrade and maintenance program ever seen in south west Victoria.
This blitz has already made key sections of Geelong-Portarlington Road, Terang-Mortlake Road, Carlisle-Colac Road, Fyans Street, the Bellarine Highway, Barwon Heads Road, Otway Lighthouse Road and Geelong-Ballan Road smoother and safer for drivers.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“We’re delivering the biggest road maintenance blitz the south west has ever seen – and that means safer, stronger and smoother roads for local communities.”
“These works will create a better ride for the 20,000 drivers that use this road to get to work or take their kids to school every day.”
Quote attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens
“We’ve improved the journey for anyone travelling around and through Geelong and local drivers are already benefitting from this vital investment.”
Quote attributable to Member for Lara John Eren
“This resurfacing will not only benefit local residents and freight drivers, but will also provide a smoother experience for tourists travelling through Geelong to the Bellarine Peninsula or Great Ocean Road.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020