We’ve built the 6km Drysdale Bypass between Jetty Road and Whitcombes Road to improve safety and ease congestion on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project, the Drysdale Bypass is now open. The Drysdale Bypass stretches 6km from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road.
The upgrade provides many benefits to locals and visitors including:
- fewer trucks on High Street, making the centre of Drysdale safer
- less congestion at peak times at the intersection of Portarlington, Grubb and Jetty Roads
- a shared walking and cycling path along the bypass, plus additional paths to connect to existing ones
- a new pedestrian underpass providing safer access for students linking the town centre with the education, arts and sporting precinct on Peninsula Drive
- a new 25-metre arch bridge over the Bellarine railway line and rail trail, featuring a striking arch design and a split stone finish which is in keeping with the aesthetics of the Drysdale landscape
- smoother and more efficient travel along the Bellarine Peninsula, especially during holiday season.
Drysdale kids amazing dig
Tools used for hunting, cutting and scraping were just some of the unique Aboriginal artefacts found by 500 students from four schools in Drysdale prior to the upgrade.
Improved travel times
Shared walking and cycling path
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