Plans to keep CBD free of big trucks
OPTIONS to stop almost 3000 trucks flooding Geelong's CBD each day are being considered by the State Government.
The perennial issue of trucks in Ryrie St and central Geelong was thrust into the spotlight last year when City Hall vowed to develop a plan to tackle the problem.
Now, the Transport Department has revealed it is working with the City of Greater Geelong and other agencies to develop alternative routes following a detailed review and assessment process.
Under review recommendations, trucks could be: RESTRICTED from Ryrie St at certain times; ENCOURAGED to take alternative routes when approaching Geelong; and/or, DIVERTED along McKillop St, Fyans St and Breakwater Rd, which would be fitted with infrastructure including better intersections and mountable curbs.
The review also recommended better signal co-ordination to support the passage of trucks and to ensure changes in freight movement and its impact on central Geelong was a key consideration when planning approvals were granted.