The cape beyond Moriac
THE Surf Coast Shire has completed a $500,000 upgrade of Cape Otway Road, west of Moriac.
The upgrade involved completely reconstructing a 1.2-kilometre section of road and adding new asphalt shoulders to improve safety and cater for increasing traffic volumes.
The section of road from east of Moriac to just west of the bend at the Taylors Road intersection has been completely restructured and widened to seven metres with an additional one metre wide sealed shoulder added to either side of the road.
Signage and new line marking have also been completed as part of the project.
During the stabilisation works, a section of the roadway was washed away by a freak lateJanuary downpour that caused flash flooding throughout the Geelong region.
Winchelsea Ward councillor Carol McGregor said the upgrade would significantly improve safety on this section of Cape Otway Road.
“This is an important step to improving safety along Cape Otway Road and as a regular commuter it is pleasing to see the work complete.
“Patience shown by the rural communities affected by the roadworks has been appreciated, knowing that improvements will make their travel through the area much safer over the long term.”
Winchelsea Ward councillor Heather Wellington thanked the community for its patience during the road upgrade.
“Rebuilding 1.2 kilometres of road and adding shoulders is a significant undertaking and we thank the community for being so patient during the works,” she said.