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Local ‘Big Build’ projects ramp up

August 25, 2023 8:46 am in by
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Drivers could be in for commuter pain in coming months across Geelong.

The Victorian government is raming up its Big Build projects across the region over Spring.

That includes buses replacing trains on sections of the local train line as the rail duplication works continue between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.

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Major upgrades to the two local stations will also be underway, including second platforms, pedestrian overpasses and ramps.

A rail bridge will also be lifted into place on the Surf Coast Highway, resulting in the road between closed between Baanip Boulevard and the level crossing in late September.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan advised passengers to check the Public Transport Victoria or Big Build websites before travelling.

“We continue to deliver projects like the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds duplication,” she said.

“..allowing us to provide more frequent and reliable services to growing regional communities.”

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