The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to improve safety for communities on the Great Ocean Road, introducing a new speed limit at Marengo.
The existing 80km/h speed limit will be extended to cover the stretch of the route between Cemetery Road and Elliott Road, on the western fringe of Marengo, to provide drivers with a safer and more reliable journey on this iconic route.
It follows community feedback and a comprehensive review by Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) which found that extending the 80km/h zone would improve safety for local residents.
The new limit will provide safer crossing opportunities for pedestrians, allow better access for drivers turning onto or off the road and ensure a more appropriate and consistent speed limit in line with growth in the area.
There has been a history of crashes on this stretch of road, with three recorded in the five years to 2019.
The extended 80km/h zone has been introduced this week, while a broader review of the speed limits along the Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell is also underway.
Traffic volumes along this section of the Great Ocean Road vary considerably with about 1,000 vehicles per day using the road during the off-season periods and 7,300 vehicles per day during peak summer periods.
To keep up to date, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We want everyone travelling the Great Ocean Road to do so safely – whether you’re a local heading to the shops, or a visitor on the roadtrip of a lifetime.”
“We’ve listened to the advice of road safety experts and are taking action to improve safety by extending the 80km/h zone at Marengo.”