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VIC Great Ocean Road

Discussion in 'Hazardous Road Condition Reports' at netrider.net.au started by cjvfr, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. #1 cjvfr, Sep 21, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
    Report as of 17-10-2016

    Due to a further landslip the Great Ocean Road has been closed from Separation Creek to Wye River in both directions.

    Report as of 8-10-2016

    The Great Ocean Road is OPEN to all traffic. Reduced speeds and traffic down to one lane with traffic management signals still in place along some sections of The Great Ocean Road.
    Traffic management points will continue as emergency works are completed. This may include further sections down to one lane and speed restrictions to ensure safety of motorists and emergency workers.

    Movement of the Paddy’s Path landslide between Wye River and Separation Creek has slowed and stabilised in the past 24 hours. VicRoads has installed road barriers at the base of the slope, allowing the road to be opened to one lane of traffic. Traffic Management Points are in place either side of the barriers.



    Report as of 27-09-2016

    Sections of the road from Lorne have been reopened. The GOR remains closed now between Separation Creek and Wye River.

    Report as of 21-09-2016


    The section of road from Wye River to Lorne will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The cliff above sections of the road has cracked and recent rains has made it unstable. Landslides are possible, the Road authority will be placing concrete retainers so that one lane can be opened but there is no timetable for this completion.

    Motorcyclists are advised to take the Deans Marsh, Forrest, Skene's Creek route inland to bypass the affected areas. There is road works on sections of the Deans Marsh road and speed limits in place to 40km/h. These roadworks are Mon-Fri 9:30am - 3:30pm.

    There is also road works due to damaged road surface in the Eastern View section of the GOR prior to Lorne. 40km limits are in force in sections where road works are in progress.
     
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  2. Thanks Chris, will adapt our route accordingly tonight. Hopefully we can bring the bikes, seems the weather may turn sour on us enough to warrant coming in the car...
     
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  3. cjvfrcjvfr can they double back from Skenes Creek to Wye River just for the ride?
     
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  4. Yes I believe so the restriction is only in place to Wye River.
     
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  5. Good idea. There's probably going to be less traffic to! Silver lining? :)
     
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  6. I rode through the GOR yesterday, The detour is a good ride in it's own right. There was very little traffic to slow the trip down.
     
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  8. Report as of 27-09-2016

    Sections of the road from Lorne have been reopened. The GOR remains closed now between Separation Creek and Wye River.
     
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  9. Any news cjvfrcjvfr on how the GOR might be after the big storm tonight that's supposedly going to come though?
     
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  10. With all the land-slips perhaps Princes Hwy will be the new GOR :wideyed:
     
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  11. The sections they are worried about are still closed but the Vicroads traffic site will have the most up to date info. There current banner is:

    GREAT OCEAN ROAD IS CLOSED from Separation Creek to Wye River due to the risk of landslides. The road from Eastern View to Skenes Creek may be subject to some speed and traffic management restrictions. Drive carefully in the area and plan your journey. For the latest information visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

    The Emergency site has a Watch & Go alert, a bit of a basket of things

    There is a significant low pressure system approaching Victoria during Wednesday into Thursday and Friday with potential significant rain and possible thunderstorms. This system may also produce strong south westerly winds as it moves through with the possibility of storm surges along the coast on Friday.

    Some roads that are currently open may become hazardous or impassable due to potential rock falls, new landslides, water over the road, tree falls and other debris, road surface deteriorating, damage to bridges etc.

    If you choose to use back roads, consider advising friends or family members when you leave, where you are going, and when you arrive. Watch for other road users and work crews, and turn your headlights on.

    Trees and tree limbs can become unstable, so be aware of falling trees and branches when driving and walking through the area. Do not park or shelter under trees.
     
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  12. Thanks cjvfrcjvfr, we will definitely take all that into consideration.
     
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  13. :) Welcome to Victoria ;)
     
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  14. Without derailing the thread, I have to admit it's been an absolute blast! :D
     
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  15. Report as of 8-10-2016

    The Great Ocean Road is OPEN to all traffic. Reduced speeds and traffic down to one lane with traffic management signals still in place along some sections of The Great Ocean Road.
    Traffic management points will continue as emergency works are completed. This may include further sections down to one lane and speed restrictions to ensure safety of motorists and emergency workers.

    Movement of the Paddy’s Path landslide between Wye River and Separation Creek has slowed and stabilised in the past 24 hours. VicRoads has installed road barriers at the base of the slope, allowing the road to be opened to one lane of traffic. Traffic Management Points are in place either side of the barriers.
     
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  16. This thread is dead to me ;)
     
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  17. You know what, we didn't get to ride the whole road, but the road we did ride was terrific!!
     
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  18. just rode 3000km in 9 days. The Great ocean road is over rated, heaps of other roads not 80kmh limited without the pain in butt 40kmh drivers.
    Many are a better ride.
    cheers
    Piddler
     
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  19. Report as of 17-10-2016

    Due to a further landslip the Great Ocean Road has been closed from Separation Creek to Wye River in both directions.
     
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  20. Yes read that too, we still had a great ride in the area.....
     
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