The Andrews Labor Government is making the trip between Geelong and Barwon Heads safer, with major improvement works currently underway on Barwon Heads Road.

The Labor Government has invested $1 million to resurface and widen two kilometres of Barwon Heads Road to provide drivers with a smoother, safer and more resilient road.

Barwon Heads Road is the major thoroughfare between Geelong and Barwon Heads, with about 23,000 vehicles using the road daily including commuters travelling to and from Barwon Heads and residents from nearby housing estates.

Ms Neville said, “Anyone who uses Barwon Heads Road knows how badly these works are needed – so we’re getting with it, rebuilding entire sections of the road to give locals a connection they can rely on.”

These works are vital to ensuring the road is strong and safe enough to cater to current traffic volumes as well as predicted residential growth in the region.

Work has begun to widen and rebuild 1.2 kilometres of the road from 150m past Lake Road to 200m east of Lower Duneed Road.

It follows the completion of Stage 1 works at the end of February, which involved widening and resurfacing 820 metres of the road from the roundabout to just before the Breamlea Road/Shaws Lane intersection. The existing culverts were also replaced.

While Stage 2 works are underway, there will be one lane open to traffic through the construction zone. The entire road will be open to motorists at night.

“When these works are complete we’ll all be able to enjoy a smoother and safer drive along Barwon heads Road.” Ms Neville said.

Every effort will be made to avoid and minimise impacts on local resident and motorists, however there may be some delays.

Stage 2 works are expected to be completed by mid- 2018.