We're duplicating 4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road.

Overview

The Victorian Government has committed $318.3m to duplicate 4km of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road. This includes a bridge over the Melbourne-Warrnambool railway line at Marshall.

We're also investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6km of Barwon Heads Road between Reserve Road and Lower Duneed Road.

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Population growth

The City of Greater Geelong is experiencing the largest population growth in regional Victoria. Most of this expansion is concentrated in the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area which will provide housing for between 55,000 to 65,000 people over the next 10 to 25 years.

The scale and pace of urban development to south-eastern Geelong needs well considered solutions that will help reduce congestion, improve safety and stand the test of time.

We’re focused on getting the Barwon Heads Road duplication right, and design teams are developing solutions that will deal with entry points from residential areas, 14 intersections and the removal of the level crossing at the Melbourne-Warrnambool railway line.

Project features

The Barwon Heads Road Duplication will:

  • add extra lanes between Settlement Road and Reserve Road
  • upgrade Settlement Road and Breakwater Road intersections
  • install traffic lights at Crows, Barwarre, Marshalltown and Reserve Roads intersections
  • install new street lighting, road signage and drainage
  • plan for upgrades between Reserve Road and Lower Duneed Road.

Benefits

Once complete, the upgrade will:

  • make your journey along Barwon Heads Road safer
  • give you easier access to Barwon Heads Road and connecting side roads
  • improve traffic flow in the area by making your journey more reliable and predictable
  • reduce congestion
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle in the area.

Revised concept designs completed

4-stage planning process

$318.3m construction project

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