Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds

The Victorian Government’s commitment of $12.5 million to upgrade the final stage of Pioneer Road will improve safety and reliability in this growing shopping and recreational neighbourhood.

The upgrade will reduce congestion in the shopping and recreational precinct and allow for safer access at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Meadowvale Drive.

Project update - June 2018

We’ve completed construction on Pioneer Road, including duplication to near Church Street, a new bridge over the Waurn Ponds Creek and new traffic lights at Meadowvale Drive. 

The area is now fully operational with only a few minor tasks to be undertaken and final coat of line-marking to be applied this month.

Project background

Pioneer Road provides a major link between Colac Road and Torquay Road, and connection to neighbouring suburbs such as Waurn Ponds, Grovedale and Armstrong Creek. 

As traffic volumes on Pioneer Road increase, congestion will continue to build in the precinct. Planning for the future indicates that the old roundabout at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Meadowvale Drive wouldn't be a safe option for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to safely find gaps in traffic.

These works compliment the first stage of the Pioneer Road upgrade which was completed in 2013. 

Pioneer Road duplication map

Select this link or the image to view a larger version of the Pioneer Road Duplication map [JPEG, 3 Mb]   

Project benefits

Duplicating Pioneer Road and installing traffic lights at the intersection of Meadowvale Drive will improve safety and help reduce congestion along Pioneer Road by improving traffic flow and reducing the number of vehicles that currently queue at peak times.

The new traffic lights will be linked to signals at other locations along Pioneer Road, ensuring more efficient traffic flow. This will further ease congestion and enhance access in and out of the shopping and recreational precinct.

Safer pedestrian crossings and improved paths will link with the existing path network. Connections with paths around Waurn Ponds Creek will provide additional opportunities for recreational pedestrians and cyclists.

Contact us

Call:   5225 2544

Write to: VicRoads Pioneer Road Project Director, 180 Fyans Street, South Geelong, Victoria 3220    

Email: [email protected] 

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