The Great Ocean Road at Moonlight Head is now safer following the completion of major works to stabilise erosion.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said the $750,00 project was completed two weeks ahead of schedule.
A new 50-metre long, three-metre high wall has been constructed to stabilise an eroded section of the Great Ocean Road, improving safety for all road users.
An average of 1,500 vehicles use this section of the Great Ocean Road each day, with volumes higher over the peak summer tourist season.
Visitors who travel along the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles pass through Moonlight Head, which is between Lavers Hill and Port Campbell.
One lane was closed during the eight weeks of construction and has now been reopened.
The unique coastal conditions and high rainfall in the Otway Ranges make roads in this part of the south west more susceptible to erosion and landslips.
These works are part of the Victorian Government’s $53 million Great Ocean Road Resilience Package to improve the geotechnical stability of the Great Ocean Road.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We are strengthening and protecting the iconic Great Ocean Road against the elements to ensure it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
“It’s great to see these works at Moonlight Head have been completed ahead of schedule, with both lanes of the road now open to traffic – and I thank everyone for their patience while this important work was completed.”