Each year, a limited number of major events require changed traffic conditions. This can include full or partial road closures for on-road events and/or diversions to assist with traffic flow for large scale events such as the Rip Curl Pro.
Road closures require the approval of multiple agencies, including Council, Regional Roads Victoria (Department of Transport) and Victoria Police.
Part of our commitment to minimising the impact on our residents and local business operators, is to give as much notification as possible, by working with event organisers to ensure they are well informed and aware of any changed traffic conditions.
Notification of changed traffic conditions can include:
As with previous years, road closures will be implemented along sections of the course to provide the safest possible environment for road users. A course map is enclosed showing the timing of these closures for each section of the ride, as summarised below:
Period of closure
5.30am – 9.30am
The Esplanade Torquay between Beach Road and Gilbert Street
9.30am – 5.00pm
The Esplanade Torquay between Zeally Bay Road and Gilbert Street
7.30am – 10.00am
Section 2: Hendy Main Rd to Cape Otway Road Moriac
8.00am – 10.30am
Section 3: Cape Otway Rd Moriac at Church Rd to Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd
8.30am – 11.00am
Section 4: Cape Otway Rd from Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd to Birregurra-Deans Marsh Rd
8.30am – 12.15pm
Section 5: Birregurra-Deans Marsh Rd to Deans Marsh
9.00am – 12.30pm
Section 6: Deans Marsh-Lorne Rd to Neade St Lorne
Note: access will be available to Pennyroyal Valley Road from Deans Marsh General Store
Please also note the following:
7.00am – 9.15am
Section 1: please avoid the Anglesea Rd from the Bellbrae roundabout to Hendy Main Road, to minimise delays
Section 7: Great Ocean Road from Skenes Creek to Torquay will be open in both directions
There will be a smaller number of riders (approx. 300) leaving Torquay at 6.30am. These riders will be participating in an extended ride that follows the event course through Moriac before heading to the towns of Forrest and Skenes Creek, and then back to Torquay via the Great Ocean Road. There will be no road closures in place for these early starters.
More details can be found at www.greatoceanotwayclassic.com.au.
If you have any queries about the event, please don’t hesitate to call the Event Director on 0456 479 606 on event day.