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Temporary delays for Great Ocean Road users near the Twelve Apostles

Thursday 23 May, 2013

Works to build a new pedestrian underpass at Gibson Steps near Port Campbell are set to begin at the end of May. The $500,000 project will provide a safe link for walkers, extending the Great Ocean Walk to the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge, Darren Shiell said the underpass when completed will give walkers a safe path under the Great Ocean Road and advised the public of temporary changes to road conditions while it is being built.

“We would like to notify locals and visitors that some delays are expected for those travelling along this section of the Great Ocean Road as the road will be reduced to one lane while the underpass is being built.

“These changes will be in place from late May until early June and we thank the community in advance for their patience during this time,” said Mr Shiell.

“Access to the Gibson Steps and the car park will remain open while the works are taking place,” he said.

Mr Shiell said that completing the underpass to link these popular destinations was also good news for local businesses.

“The Great Ocean Walk attracts local, interstate and international visitors every year and helps to boost our local and regional economy. Improvements like this will help to keep this beautiful area as a world class destination that is popular all year round,” said Mr Shiell.

The underpass project is part of a $4.2million program to improve the Great Ocean Walk experience. The project is funded by Regional Development Victoria and is being delivered by Parks Victoria.

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