Barwon Heads Road to be duplicated

Barwon Heads Road has been an early winner in the state election, with bi-partisan support to duplicate the busy thoroughfare. A business case was finished mid-year and drafts developed and scoped, making it ripe for state election investment.

Both parties have committed differing amounts and approaches to duplicating sections of Barwon Heads Road, to service growing Armstrong Creek traffic.

A re-elected Labor government would invest $318 million to duplicate four kilometres of Barwon Heads Road, between Settlement and Reserve roads, doubling the existing two lanes to four, as well as planning for duplication to Lower Duneed Road.

Labor would also remove the level crossing north of Marshall station, building a new bridge to raise Barwon Heads Road.

Planning and pre-construction work would start next year, with major works beginning in 2020.

A Liberal-Nationals State Government would invest $290 million to duplicate Barwon Heads Road from Settlement Road through to Lower Mt Duneed Road.

As part of the election pledge, the level crossing at Marshall on the Barwon Heads Road would be grade separated with a road over rail solution.

Construction would begin in 2020.

With rapid residential growth in the area, delivery of this road is vital to improving motorist safety and reducing travel times.

G21 has advocated strongly for the duplication of Barwon Heads Road, as a key element of the necessary infrastructure to service the Armstrong Creak urban growth area (a G21 Priority Project).