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Safety upgrades underway on Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road

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Work is underway to make a notorious stretch of Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road safer for drivers.

Early works have started on the first section between Lara and Balliang East, with major construction to widen the road to accommodate a centreline between Heales Road and Peak School Road beginning next week.

Centreline flexible safety barriers will be installed between Peak School Road and Little River Ripley Road to prevent head-on crashes and left hand side flexible safety barrier will be constructed at high risk locations

There will also be new overtaking lanes between Peak School Road and Carrs Road, a new roundabout at Elcho Road and intersection upgrades at Granite Road and Carrs Road.

Some traffic delays are expected during construction and detours will be in place between Peak School Road and Little River Ripley Road.

The works are part of a $49.5 million upgrade of the road between Lara and Maddingley which is one of the most dangerous roads in Victoria, with 74 crashes, eight deaths and 50 people seriously injured in the last seven years.

Construction of the first section of work is expected to be completed by mid-2019.\

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