Construction of a stronger and wider bridge at Moggs Creek has begun to ensure the Great Ocean Road remains safe and accessible.
The new bridge comes as part of a package of upgrades being delivered across the Great Ocean Road this year.
Works will be delivered by Regional Roads Victoria as part of a joint investment between the Federal and Victorian Governments.
The new bridge at Moggs Creek will include a dedicated ocean-side pathway and adjacent pedestrian refuge and cycling lanes to improve safety and access for all road users.
Currently there is a temporary prefabricated bridge in place in preparation for major construction to begin. This will allow for crews to demolish the old bridge, with traffic still able to flow along the route.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said upgrading key infrastructure along the Great Ocean Road would ensure the route could continue to support the local community and economy.
“The Moggs Creek Bridge was built in the 1950s and is nearing the end of its design life. It’s important this vital structure is replaced so it continues to be strong, safe and fit for purpose,” Mr. McCormack said.
Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said thousands of vehicles travelled along the Great Ocean Road over the summer, with traffic volumes expected to grow.
“We’re replacing ageing infrastructure to ensure the road is safe and reliable not just for now, but for years to come,” Ms. Henderson said.
The $3.97 million Moggs Creek bridge replacement project has been funded through the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program and the Victorian Government’s Strong Bridge, Stronger Economy initiative.