Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Greater Geelong walks out new street upgrades

A $2.1 million upgrade of Sugargum Drive and Bodega Street in Waurn Ponds is complete, creating improved conditions for road users and pedestrians near Waurn Ponds Station, City of Greater Geelong Council today announced.

Fully funded via the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program, the project has produced a range of improvements between Oakwood Crescent and Rossack Drive.

Works included road pavement rehabilitation, kerb and channel upgrades, reflective pavement markers and line marking upgrades.

The project was completed on time and six weeks ahead of schedule by Council’s design, program delivery and construction teams.

The upgrades came in response to increasing traffic in the area, with around 11,000 vehicles now travelling along Sugargum Drive and Bodega Street each day, said Mayor, Trent Sullivan.

“The Roads to Recovery program is helping the Council meet the demand for road upgrades,” the Mayor said.

“We invest heavily in maintaining and improving our local roads, but as Geelong continues to grow, the assistance of the federal government for projects like this one makes a huge difference.

“With Waurn Ponds Station now so heavily used, this project was definitely needed and we are happy it’s now complete.”

Federal Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker said infrastructure upgrades were important for the growing region

“There has been a significant increase in traffic on this road, and the upgrade will go a long way to ensuring infrastructure is now up to the task for those accessing the train station,” she said.

“I thank the City of Greater Geelong for working closely with us to ensure the delivery of this project.”

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