Feb 15, 2013

Geelong Ring Road Community Day

Locals from across the Geelong region are invited to the Community Day being organised for Sunday, 24 February to celebrate the completion of work on the next stage of the city’s Ring Road, Section 4B.

Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder said the new road was funded by both the Victorian ($65 million) and Federal ($45 million) governments.

“The Victorian Coalition Government knows just how much better, safer roads are needed, especially in this part of our state, and that’s why we’re investing a record $695 million in roads this year,” Mr Mulder said.

Mr Mulder said the Community Day would start at noon and the road would be open to traffic later that afternoon.

“People can walk along the new road and also enjoy a sausage sizzle, fairy floss, giveaways, fire trucks from the Country Fire Authority, Big Rigs and entertainment for the kids, including face painting,” Mr Mulder said.

Mr Mulder said over the next week the project team will continue applying the finishing touches including final safety works, surfacing of the Princes Highway tie-ins, landscaping and erecting signage.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said this stage includes the new Anglesea Road Interchange and a new five kilometre road linking it to the Princes Highway.

“Completion of Section 4B means that motorists will be able to drive all the way from Melbourne to the Surf Coast without encountering a single traffic light,” said Mr Albanese.

“The Geelong Ring Road project, together with the duplication of the Princes Highway to Colac, is part of the Federal Labor Government’s record capital works program, an investment which is improving safety, easing congestion and helping to keep Victoria moving.”