We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The Drysdale Bypass will improve safety and ease congestion in the area by giving trucks and Bellarine Peninsula traffic an alternative and more efficient route.
The bypass will be approximately six-kilometres long from Jetty Road to north of Whitcombes Road. It will provide numerous benefits to both locals and visitors:
- Fewer trucks and heavy vehicles on High Street, making it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in the centre of Drysdale.
- Less congestion at peak times at the intersection of Portarlington, Grubb and Jetty roads.
- A shared-use path along the bypass, plus additional paths connecting to existing ones.
- Safer access to the schools precinct, including an underpass for pedestrians/students.
- Time and cost savings for commuting businesses.
- Smoother and more efficient travel along the Bellarine Peninsula, especially during holiday season.
Improvements to High Street, Drysdale have been completed to make it safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, particularly at the shopping precinct.
Key safety initiatives include:
- new, three-metre road shoulders
- designated bike lanes
- improved pedestrian crossings
- installation of pedestrian refuges
- clearer 40 kilometre speed zone signage near the schools
- improved timing at pedestrian crossing signals at shopping centre
- road improvements to make it safer for drivers to turn into driveways and side streets
- improved parking.
The Drysdale Bypass is expected to be complete by 2020.
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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