We are removing the complex level crossing and roundabout at Fyans Street in South Geelong to improve traffic flow and safety, as well as enhance the area for residents and businesses.

New rail bridge benefits

A new rail bridge will replace the Fyans Street level crossing, simplifying the five-way intersection.

Extending Fyans Street to Breakwater Road will improve traffic flow for the more than 17,000 vehicles that use the intersection each day.

The level crossing and roundabout removal will allow for improvements along Carr Street. These include a new landscaped walking and cycling path connecting to the Bellarine Rail Trail as well as new public open space under and adjacent to the new bridge.

Key benefits of the new design include:

  • roundabout and level crossing completely removed, improving safety and traffic flow
  • more green open space, landscaping and recreational areas
  • separates the Carr Street residential area from the industrial area to the south
  • bridge embankment reduced by approximately 300m, reducing visual impacts to residents.

Traffic changes for Fyans Street

Extending Fyans Street will create a consistent stretch of road to the Breakwater Road roundabout. This will reduce the stopping of traffic and heavy vehicles in this section.

The new intersection at Fyans and Wood streets will have traffic lights to improve safety for vehicles travelling to and from the industrial area. They will also create a safe right turn into Fyans Street.

Building a new rail bridge and intersection will improve traffic flow and safety for all drivers. The works will enable separation of routes for local residents and industrial vehicles accessing the South Geelong precinct.

Changes to vehicle movements include:

  • no left hand turn into Carr Street from Fyans Street
  • no right hand turn into Fyans Street from Carr Street
  • access from Fyans Street to Carr Street will be via Breakwater Road and Martin Street or via Swanston Street to the west.

The Department of Transport and Planning and City of Greater Geelong is consulting with the community on the updated designs. The final layout will be finalised once the consultation period has finished.

Why is an elevated rail bridge the best solution?

Replacing the level crossing with an elevated rail bridge was identified as the best solution after a robust options assessment process.

Several designs were assessed during the planning phase. Technical studies, site constraints, construction impacts, community impacts and urban design opportunities were used to find the right design solution.

An elevated rail bridge will reduce disruption to road and rail users during construction, minimise flood risks and create space for green open areas.

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