Increased Traffic Flow

Friday 26 October 2018
Dear resident or business operator,
Haulage route for the Drysdale Bypass – increased truck traffic
Work on the $117 million Drysdale Bypass has commenced, and residents/business
operators will soon notice a temporary increase in trucks using local roads.
About the upgrade
The Drysdale Bypass will give locals and visitors more efficient journeys on the Bellarine Peninsula. You’ll enjoy
the benefits of:
less congestion at peak times at the intersection of Portarlington, Grubb and Jetty roads
smoother travel along the Bellarine Peninsula, especially during holiday season.
safer access to schools time savings for commuting businesses.
The project also includes a shared-user path, a rail overpass and a pedestrian underpass
When and where
From Tuesday, 30 October 2018, we will start moving dirt from the higher parts of the bypass alignment, at
Drakes Road, to the lower areas at Peninsula Drive.
Trucks carrying dirt will be travelling from Drakes Road to Peninsula Drive via High Street.
The trucks will run during normal construction hours but NOT during school drop off and pick up times, ie.
between 8:00-9.00am and 3:00-4:00pm each weekday.
How the works may affect you
To safely carry out the works, we will :
ensure our truck drivers are well briefed about speed limits and specific requirements in the area
monitor traffic volume and adjust the haulage arrangements as required
keep our trucks off local unsealed roads
maintain access for residents during construction
monitor noise and dust levels.

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