Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road Project

Regional Roads Victoria – Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road Project

 RMG was engaged by Regional Roads Victoria –  Safe Systems Road Improvement Program Team (SSRIP) to Project Manage the installation of Road Safety Barriers on the Geelong – Bacchus Marsh Road as part of the Victorian Government Towards Zero Initiative.

The installation of Road Safety Barriers is a key component of the Towards Zero Initiative, with research indicating that when Road Safety Barriers are installed on regional roads they reduce the risk of Death or Serious Injury by 85%.

Due to the significant benefits of Road Safety Barriers the Safe Systems Road Improvement Program required the installation of Road Safety Barriers on a large scale, covering much of the Victorian Road Network.

The Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road between Lara and Maddingley is one of the most dangerous roads in Victoria.  The Victorian Government funded the $49.5 million upgrade to undertake various works as follows:

  • Widen the road to accommodate a wider centreline between Heales Road and Peak School Road.
  • Install a centreline flexible safety barrier between Peak School Road and Little River Ripley Road to prevent head-on crashes, with left-hand side flexible safety barrier constructed at high-risk locations.
  • Construction of new overtaking lanes between Peak School Road and Carrs Road, and
  • Construction of a new roundabout at Elcho Road and intersection upgrades at Granite Road and Carrs Road.

RMG worked together with Regional Roads Victoria to provide Road Safety Barriers within tight project timeframes.  RMG was able to achieve this by bringing together its specialist Project Managers to provide to provide a holistic solution to the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road.

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