Govt invests $50M for Great Ocean Road safety works

The funding from the Australian and Federal Governments are aimed at improving safety on the popular tourist route, which has seen 213 recorded crashed in the five years to 2016.The Australian and Federal Governments have announced $50 million in funding to improve safety and reliability on the Great Ocean Road.

The five-year package of works is aimed at improving safety on the popular tourist route, which has seen 213 recorded crashed in the five years to 2016. Of those crashes, there were six fatalities.

Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said works will improvements such as road and bridge strengthening, resurfacing, and upgraded safety barriers and signage.

“The Great Ocean Road is a Victorian icon drawing more than 7 million visitors each year, that’s why we’re investing in these important upgrades to make sure the road remains safe and accessible for everyone to enjoy,” Mr. Donnellan said.

Construction on the project is due to start in early 2018, with overall completion due by mid-2022.

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