Stage 2 of the Geelong Ring Road was a design and construction project for VicRoads. The impetus behind its construction was twofold – improved safety and accessibility, along with encouraging further tourism to Geelong, the Surf Coast and South Western Victoria.
The project included:
- Major earthworks
- Construction of 4.5km of new dual carriageway
- Ramps and
- Architecturally designed noise walls.
The proximity of residential areas to the construction zone meant that dust, noise and community consultation management were critical success factors for the completion of the works.
In addition to the four-lane freeway, a shared bicycle and pedestrian path was provided from Broderick Road, Corio to Church Street, Hamlyn Heights.
Architecturally-designed noise walls constructed from weathering steel feature at specific locations along the Ring Road with significant landscaping which includes thousands of native and indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses. Additionally, wetland areas were created to foster native flora and fauna.