Barwon Heads Road soon to receive $318m investment for upgrade
By Scott Dywer on 26 October 2018
With the Victorian Government’s $318 million investment, Victoria’s Barwon Heads Road is set to be duplicated and the level crossing near Marshall Station near Geelong to be removed.
This multi-million dollar investment will include upgrading the intersection at Settlement Road and Breakwater Road, construction of a new intersection at Crows, Barwarre, Tannery and Reserve Roads to improve traffic and safety. In addition, it will also cover the duplication of four kilometres at Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road – expanding the road from two to four lanes – and planning for the duplication of the highway to Lower Duneed Road.
A new bridge is going to be built to raise the Barwon Heads Road to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing north of Marshall Station and make it safer and quicker for local motorists to get to their destinations. With a new shared path, road signage and landscaping, local cyclist and pedestrians will also benefit from this upgrade.
Pre-construction works are set to commence in 2019 and planning is already underway on this project. Major construction activities on the upgrade is expected to commence in 2020 and upon completion, locals will be able to experience quicker travel times and safer conditions along Barwon Heads Road by 2023.