VICROADS is conducting a planning process to review future improvements to three key intersections along Phillip Island Road.
Draft designs will be available for community discussion at two drop-in sessions on October 1 and October 7 between 2.30pm and 7pm at the Newhaven Visitor Information Centre.
Dual-lane roundabouts have been proposed to replace the two T-intersections at Back Beach Road and Woolamai Beach Road to boost safety and traffic flow.
VicRoads has drafted four design options to improve Boys Home Road in Newhaven and is seeking feedback from the community.
VicRoads Regional Director, Eastern Region Scott Lawrence said the drop-in sessions were opportunities for the Phillip Island community to help guide the future of the island’s road network.
“The outcome of the Phillip Island Integrated Transport Study process was clear – the community wants better safety, access and traffic flow on the Island’s roads,” he said.
“Roundabouts will improve safety and traffic flow at Back Beach Road and Woolamai Beach Road intersections.
“However Boys Home Road presents additional challenges which includes managing access to nearby businesses and residential areas.
“We have drafted four alternatives which take these needs into account, while improving safety and traffic flow along the road.
“VicRoads wants to draw on local knowledge and expertise to inform our decision making on the best option for Phillip Island.”
Following the PIITS Study in 2014, VicRoads counted traffic on Phillip Island Road between Cowes and San Remo on Easter and Australia Day long weekends.
Data was collected on travel times, queue surveys and turning movements at key locations.
This process clearly identified Woolamai Beach Road, Back Beach Road and Boys Home Road as priority intersections.
“We are confident that we are looking at the right intersections to begin with, which have the potential to improve the road network, access for local residents and the visitor experience for tourists.”