Accessing the beach at Skenes Creek will be a lot easier and safer for pedestrians with construction underway on a dedicated crossing point.
A new pedestrian refuge and traffic island will be built on the Great Ocean Road – east of Skenes Creek Road – to provide locals and visitors with a safer and visible place to cross the road to the beach.
This crossing will also create a link to a network of paths being developed by Colac Otway Shire, improving connectivity for pedestrians walking to the bus stop at the Skenes Creek beach carpark, Muller Road and the service road.
Additional improvement works will include the construction of a 45-metre stone wall along the ocean side of the road, and the installation of new kerb, channel and drainage.
Traffic management will be in place while works are underway.
This $400,000 project is part of the Australian and Victorian Government’s $100 million investment to upgrade and improve safety on the Great Ocean Road.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Skenes Creek is a popular destination for visitors travelling along the Great Ocean Road so it’s great to see that people will have a safe spot to cross the road to the beach.”
“I’m sure this new pedestrian refuge will be a great asset for the local community.”
“Boosting safety and access will encourage more people to walk to the beach and explore this beautiful area.”