Drivers warned of road upgrade disruptions

September 11, 2023 8:56 am in by
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More than $2 million in roadworks will get underway around Waurn Ponds later this year.

The upgrades to Sugargum Drive and Bodega Street are due to increasing traffic near the Waurn Ponds train station.

Recent traffic assessments have found around 11,000 vehicles use the roads around the station each week, up to a fifth of those being heavy vehicles.

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The works, funded through the federal Roads to Recovery Program, will include kerb and channel upgrades, reflective pavement markers and line marking upgrades.

Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan admitted there would be some disruptions for local and other traffic.

“The City thanks residents and road users for their patience and understanding while the roadworks are carried out,” Cr Sullivan said.

The works will be carried out in three stages, and are due to start in early November and should be completed in June next year.