Drysdale Bypass

Improving safety and easing congestion through the centre of Drysdale



6kmof new road

20,000vehicles on High Street each day


The Drysdale Bypass stretches 6km from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road.

The upgrade will provide many benefits to locals and visitors including:

  • less trucks on High Street, making the centre of Drysdale safer
  • less congestion at peak times at the intersection of Portarlington, Grubb and Jetty Roads
  • building a shared walking and cycling path along the bypass, plus additional paths to connect to existing ones
  • creating safer access to schools, including building an underpass for pedestrians
  • smoother and more efficient travel along the Bellarine Peninsula, especially during holiday season.

On 30 June 2020, the new 6.4km road opened to traffic from Grubb Road through to Whitcombes Road.

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Diverting traffic will create a safer and more vibrant city centre for Drysdale


The Drysdale Bypass is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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