Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road Safety Improvements

The Victorian Government has prioritised the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road as part of Towards Zero 2016-2020.

A $340 million investment will fix the known crash black spots on more than 2,500 kilometres of rural and regional roads across the state.

Project background

The Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road is a key freight route between Geelong, Werribee and Western Victoria. The 12.3 kilometre stretch between Little River Ripley Road and Bacchus Marsh-Werribee Road (Ballan Road) has one of the worst safety performance records of any section of road in Victoria. Between July 2008 and June 2013 there have been 19 crashes on this section alone and tragically seven lives lost on the road.

This project is part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, focusing on making our roads safer and embracing a ‘Towards Zero’ vision. We want to improve this section of road by implementing the ‘Safe System’ principles, so we can reduce crashes and the severity of crashes if they do occur. 

Project details

The crash pattern data results for this stretch of road show that cars are crossing over the centreline during crashes. This project involves installing a wire rope barrier along the centreline to prevent this crash trend from continuing. 

Have your say

In June 2016 more than 100 people attended information sessions in Geelong, Balliang and Bacchus Marsh to have their say about how they use the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the information sessions.

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Call:    03 5225 2557
Email: [email protected] 
Visit: 180 Fyans Street, South Geelong

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