Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade – September Community Update

Update of interim traffic management arrangements

The City of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Government are working together as the Revitalising Central Geelong Partnership, to plan and deliver the Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade. The project supports the revitalisation of central Geelong to turn the CBD into a magnet for new jobs and growth.

In our previous community updates, information was provided on the construction of two pits for the new stormwater drain. The first is located between Brougham and Smythe Streets, and the second between Smythe Street and Western Beach Road.

The first pit is due for completion in the week of Monday 16 September. Following this construction will begin on the second pit. Traffic Management Plans will be put in place to enable the construction of the second pit (plan below). The section of Gheringhap Street between Brougham Street and Smythe Street will be re-opened to through traffic and the closure between Smythe Street and Western Beach Road will begin from the week of Monday 16 September until November 2019.

Pedestrian access to footpaths, and access to private car parks for residents and businesses will be maintained, however on-street parking in this section of Gheringhap Street will be reduced during this time.

The Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade project supports the rapid growth of Geelong and forms part of the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan. It is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

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