More delays for drivers

(Ivan Kemp) 251322_01

Motorists are in for more pain over the coming weeks as the Barwon Heads Road duplication and upgrade continues.

The intersection of Barwon Heads Road and Breakwater Road, Belmont will be closed for three weeks as crews continue major upgrades to improve safety, traffic flow and access for active and public transport in the area.

Closures will be in place through the intersection and in both directions between Breakwater and Settlement roads from 6pm Friday 17 June to 6am Monday 11 July.

Traffic movements between Breakwater Bridge and Barwon Heads Road south of the intersection will be maintained during this time.

Several signed detours will be available, including Marshalltown Road and the Surf Coast Highway to the south or McKillop Street, Ormond Road and Boundary Road, as well as Fyans and Carr streets to the north.

Motorists are encouraged to allow up to 20 minutes additional travel time, as significant delays are expected for traffic during peak periods.

The VicRoads Real Time Signal Operations team will monitor conditions via CCTV at key locations along the detours and will adjust traffic lights sequences to minimise congestion.

Access to businesses located within the road closure will be maintained via the work site and side roads, under the direction of traffic management.

During the closures crews will raise the level of the Breakwater Road intersection by up to one metre to reduce the risk of flooding, and will also add lanes, install new traffic signals, lighting and line marking.

Following the works, traffic will be switched to the new raised lanes on the northbound carriageway between Breakwater and Settlement Roads, to allow for works on the southbound carriageway to begin.

The Barwon Heads Road Upgrade, which will duplicate 4km of road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road, remove the level crossing at Marshall, and upgrade intersections at Settlement and Breakwater roads will be completed by the end of 2023.

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Real-time traffic conditions are available at or via the VicTraffic mobile app.