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Bellarine Trail temporary closure

The Bellarine Rail Trail will be temporarily closed near Drysdale to enable a bridge lift.

There will be a detour in place during the closure from 26 August to 7 September.

The detour will be in place along the Drysdale Bypass alignment and Andersons Road, which will be on a 40km/hr speed restriction.

Traffic managers will be monitoring traffic and pedestrian safety, and there will be a marked temporary fenced pedestrian path on the Drysdale Bypass section of the detour.

There will be clear directional signage in advance and during the temporary closure.

There have been a number of recent improvements to the trail, which is now sealed all the way to Drysdale.

The trail has also been resealed between Melaluka Road and Christies Road due to poor condition of pavement, while cracked pavement has been re-sealed between Christies Road and Jetty Road.

Bawtree Road crossing is currently being concreted, fixing the water pooling problem on the road approaches, and providing a consistent treatment across unsealed roads between Geelong and Drysdale. Red pavement treatments will be installed on the approaches to Whitehorse Road and Melaluka Road to warn riders of road crossings.

Preliminary scoping for works to seal between High Street and the Drysdale Bypass are underway. It is proposed to provide drainage for the section between Princess Street and the bypass to alleviate flooding issues.

The signalisation and realignment of the Hermsley Road/Curlewis Road and Geelong Portarlington Road intersection is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2020.

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