The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded High Street in Drysdale, making it safer and easier to use for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced the completion of work to install new designated bike lanes, pedestrian crossing points and flashing 40km/h school zone signs.

As part of the $3 million upgrade, road shoulders have been widened to improve safety for drivers turning into driveways and side streets.

Improvements have also been made to street lighting, kerbs, barriers and parking facilities.

The upgrade has been guided by significant community consultation, which found that making High Street safer was a priority for locals.

VicRoads worked closely with the City of Greater Geelong to ensure plans retained the rural feel of the town’s main street.

These improvements are the beginning of a range of upgrades being delivered as part of the Labor Government’s $109 million Drysdale Bypass project, which will get trucks out of the centre of Drysdale and onto an alternative route.

Final road surface sealing will take place in warmer months later this year, with a further stage of upgrades to improve connectivity and amenity to be made at the completion of the Drysdale Bypass.