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Roads and footpaths update—April 2017

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 2:00pm

Below is an update on some of the road works happening in Golden Plains Shire. Please note this does not include the full grading schedule. 

VicRoads also has some Midland Highway projects underway that affect residents. Learn about the Bannockburn-Geelong planning project here and the overtaking lanes (north of Bannockburn) here

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This project involves replacement of the Pitfield-Cressy Road Bridge and widening of the 1.5km stretch of road located between the Bridge and Main Road intersection to improve public safety.

While there are minor works required to complete the project, the area has now been reopened to traffic.


Work has commenced to seal the gravel section of Hardies Hill Road, Garibaldi, between Bibbys Lane and Grenville Drive. This important project will significantly improve safety for local residents.

Works are due to be completed late April.


Residents may have noticed speed restrictions coming into Bannockburn from the Midland Highway. These temporary speed restrictions are in place during construction of a new subdivision, known as Bannockburn East.

These restrictions are separate to the recent extension of a permanent 60km/h zone also on Geelong Road, nearer to town and outside the Medical Centre.

These developer-funded works will include widening of Geelong Road at the Knights Park Crescent intersection to accommodate a pedestrian refuge. This project will significantly improve safety for pedestrians, especially school children. It will also include additional footpath connections and installation of a new bus shelter.

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Works consist of widening the existing roads, installing kerb and channel, footpaths and some on-street car parking.

Construction of this project is well underway. The project is expected to continue through to June 2017. Minor traffic disruptions are expected during construction.

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Council’s 2016/17 Footpaths and Trails program is underway, with the schedule guided by Council’s Paths & Trails Strategy 2013-17, which was developed with extensive Council-wide community consultation. The programme for 2016/17 is as follows:

•           Kelly Road, Bannockburn (Clyde Road to existing path)

•           Russell Street, Meredith (Midland Hwy to Community Hub)

•           Railway Street / Mercer Street, Inverleigh (Hamilton Hwy to Newman Street)

•           Bruces Creek, Lethbridge (Russell Street to Lethbridge Lake)

•           Sussex Street, Linton (Gillespie Street to Clyde Street).

All paths are now complete.



For further information on any of these projects, please contact us on 5220 7111 and ask for an officer in the Roads Department. Alternatively, click the link below.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.