Drivers travelling along the Great Ocean Road to Childers Cove and beyond will benefit from a safer journey thanks to the upgrade of a dangerous intersection.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that work is complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 million upgrade of the intersection of the Great Ocean Road, Childers Cove Road and Mathiesons Road.
The intersection has been improved and simplified to provide drivers with clear turning points, as well as better signage and better visibility to oncoming traffic.
Before the upgrade, the configuration of these roads meant drivers had to negotiate two Y-intersections, with traffic merging back onto the Great Ocean Road on a sharp bend at two different points.
There has been a history of run-off road and intersection crashes at this site – but we’ve fixed it.
The road has now been realigned to create a single safer T intersection, with new turning lanes and a smoother surface, thanks to three kilometres of road strengthening and widening works.
A dedicated service road has also been built, giving the local CFA brigade better access to their hydrant assets in the area.
Advanced warning signage will be installed on the approach to the intersection, with lighting improvements to follow in coming weeks.
The project was delivered by VicRoads as part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, funded by the Transport Accident Commission.
The three kilometres of road rehabilitation works completed on the approach to the intersection were funded as part of the Australian and Victorian governments’ $100 million investment to improve the Great Ocean Road.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“More than 1,500 vehicles use this section of the Great Ocean Road every day – that’s why we’re making it safer and more reliable.”
“By simplifying this intersection and creating dedicated turning lanes, this upgrade will help eliminate confusion for drivers and improve overall safety.”