30 JAN -
2 FEB 2020

TOWARDS ZERO RACE TORQUAY

Semi-Closed Circuit

The race will be held on a semi-closed circuit, meaning that there will be traffic management restricting access on and along the course and, in some cases, diversions across and around the course.

It is expected that traffic will be restricted for approximately three hours for each race.

Outside of these two races all roads will resume normal operations with the exception of The Esplanade between Anderson St and Bell St.

If you need to drive on the course UNEXPECTEDLY (in an emergency), it can only be done in the direction of the race (ie: clockwise). You also must take the first available side street exit off course to minimize the time spent on the course, and also enter at the closest accessible side street to their destination/residence on the course.

If you are travelling along a course as the race convoy comes through

  • You will be stopped by the lead police vehicle and asked to park in a safe area on the side of the road. You must wait here for the race to pass through. Once the race has passed the rear police car will inform you that it is safe for you to move off.
  • It is estimated you will have to wait for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Once you move off, please leave the course at the first available side street.

Fixed Road Closures

The semi-closed circuit be supported by some fixed road closures to assist in keeping the course roads free of traffic.

Detours and Access Routes

To assist with travelling in and around Torquay at the time of the event, detours and access routes will take place. Please refer to the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet for details of these detours.

You can also view these detours in a google map .

FURTHER INFORMATION

Parking

In order to safely deliver a world-class cycling event, the course must be secure and vehicle-free. To assist, please avoid parking on the course at any time on the day of the event.

Public Transport

There will be changes to public transport services on Saturday and Sunday and customers are advised to check the PTV website for further updates.

Emergency Access

Emergency access will be maintained at all times. In an emergency please call 000.

Contact

If you have any questions about how the changed traffic conditions may affect you once you have read through this information, please either email us at  traffic@cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au or phone our traffic hotline on 0448 333 081.

CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE

The event will be held over four days in the City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire. Friday 31 Janaury, VEGEMITE Family Ride around the Geelong Waterfront, Saturday has the Swisse People’s Rideand the Deakin University Elite Women’s Race (UCI WorldTour) around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire and Sunday has the Elite Men’s Race (UCI WorldTour) also around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire.

Below will summarise traffic alterations you may encounter during the events. For more details please download the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet which highlights on a map the areas affected with timings and further explanation as well as the road closure table which gives more precise details of each traffic alteration over the weekend.

Rolling Road Closures

Sections of the road along the course will be temporarily closed as the race travels through. The rolling road closure is expected to pass through the course within 15-20 minutes. Outside of this period, access is maintained using the course roads under the direction of traffic controllers. The map in the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet shows sections of the course and their expected closure times.

If you are travelling along a course road as a rolling road closure comes through:

  • You will be stopped by the lead police vehicle and asked to park in a safe area on the side of the road. You must wait here for the race to pass through. Once the race has passed the rear police car will inform you that it is safe for you to move off.
  • It is estimated you will have to wait for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Once you move off, please be aware there may be some tail riders still on the roads, however they will be abiding by normal road rules.

Fixed Road Closures

The rolling road closures will be supported by some fixed road closures to assist in keeping the course roads free of traffic when the event comes through. These additional road closures will be in Geelong, Barwon Heads Rd, Thirteenth Beach Rd and Bells Beach. All major intersections will remain open, except when the race passes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Swisse People’s Ride

The Swisse People’s Ride on Saturday 1 February is a recreation ride and is not a race, with cyclists adhering to normal road rules. There will be minor changed traffic conditions in some areas, such as lane closures, reduced speed limits and intersection management to assist the flow of traffic and to ensure the safety of all road users.  Refer to the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet for a map and further details.

Due to the large number of cyclists on the roads during this event (Saturday between 7am to 2pm), please take extra care when driving.

There may be longer delays than usual on key arterial routes throughout the weekend, so please allow extra travel time. All roads and towns will remain accessible.

Parking

In order to safely deliver a world-class cycling event, the routes must be secure and vehicle-free. There will be restricted parking on any road which the course travels along. To assist, please ensure you park your car either on a driveway if available or on a side street off the course.

Public Transport

There will be changes to public transport services on Saturday and Sunday and customers are advised to check the PTV website for further updates.

Emergency Access

Emergency access will be maintained at all times. In an emergency please call 000.

Contact

If you have any questions about how the changed traffic conditions may affect you once you have read through this information, please either email us at  traffic@cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au or phone us on 0448 333 081.

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