Anakie Road upgrade

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

We responded to an inquiry from the Geelong Advertiser regarding Anakie Road.


Attributable to Director of City Services, Guy Wilson-Brown

While Anakie Road has re-opened, the City of Greater Geelong acknowledges that further works will be required to improve the road surface between the Geelong Baptist College and Asher Road.

The City has engaged independent experts the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to test the road base and surface and provide advice to the City on the remediation works required.

Once the pavement investigation is completed by ARRB, it is likely we will be able to undertake recommended remedial treatments in October 2021.

We will schedule the works to reduce disruption as much as possible and will notify residents and business well in advance so they can plan ahead.

Ultimately, we want to make Anakie Road safer for everybody so it’s important we get this right. We thank the community for their patience.


Background

Anakie Road has re-opened after the completion of upgrade works between Evans Road and the Geelong Ring Road in Lovely Banks.

The project was delayed by several months due to the complexity of works, underground services, and soft ground conditions.

Anakie Road is a busy truck route connecting regional areas with the Geelong Port, and it’s estimated that between 4000 and 6000 trucks use the road each day.

On average, around 4 percent of traffic on Victorian roads is made up of trucks, however around 17 percent of the traffic on Anakie Road is made up of trucks.





Page last updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2021

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