Director City Services Shaun Broadbent
When will road upgrades on
Anakie Rd, Lovely Banks be finished?
works are estimated to be completed in March 2021, subject to suitable weather
If it is delayed,
what are the causes?
for the delay include:
Existing services. For example, the location
and depth of existing water mains within the road pavement area. They are
typically within grassed areas, not under the road shoulder as is the case with
Anakie Road. This adds significant complexity to construction;
Poor and soft ground conditions;
Clashes between water main locations,
driveways and drainage; and
has been done with the local residents on the upgrades?
were notified prior to the on-ground works starting in February 2020.
What do the
upgrades involve/what will be delivered once they’re completed?
Road, between Evans Road and the Geelong Ring Road, is being reconstructed to include
1.8-metre-wide sealed shoulders, improved bus stop bays and drainage. The project is being delivered in partnership with Regional Roads Victoria under
Fixing Country Roads Program and the Federal Roads to Recovery Program.
Has the Council
received any complaints from residents about the works?
project team has been working closely with residents to resolve their concerns
about driveway access issues. We
have put in place temporary solutions to minimise their disruption as much as
are working to ensure that property access is maintained during construction
and that the drainage protects both the road and adjoining properties.
provided solutions for residents to access their driveways?
We are working hard to ensure that disruption
to residents is minimised and that driveways are built in accordance to current
standards, once the road upgrade has been completed. Certain
sections of Anakie Road have been challenging with the flat grades. We are
working methodically through each driveway to ensure that property access for
residents is either maintained or improved at the completion of the project.