Community & Road Closures

Information for the Local Community

Road Closure Resources

Road Closures Interactive Map – Sunday 24th October 2021

Saturday 23th October 2021
Road Location / Closure Approx. Times
Allenvale Rd, Lorne West of Allenvale Rd Cottages 9am – 3:00pm
Benwerrin – Mount Sabine Rd, Lorne Between Erskine Falls Rd and Cowley Track 9am – 3:00pm

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
Road Location / Closure Approx. Times
Mountjoy Parade, Lorne Between Otway St & William Rd 5:00am – 10am
Mountjoy Parade, Lorne Between William Rd & Albert St 5:00am – 4:30pm
Mountjoy Parade, Lorne Between Deans Marsh Road and Otway St

*As riders depart Lorne, Local Traffic will be intermittently permitted between the round-about at Lorne Supermarket and Otway St (Opposite Information centre) to access township.

7am – 8:45am
Deans Marsh-Lorne Road Between Birregurra – Deans Marsh Rd & Great Ocean Rd 6:30am – 10:30am
Birregurra – Deans Marsh Road Between Deans Marsh – Lorne Rd & Bushes Rd

Between Bushes Rd & Birregurra – Forrest Rd

7:00am – 11am

7:30am – 11am

Birregurra – Forrest Road Between Birregurra – Forrest Rd & Colac Forrest Rd 8:00am – 12pm
Forrest– Apollo Bay Road Between Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track) & Colac Forrest Road 8:30am – 1:30pm
Skenes Creek Road Between Great Ocean Road & Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track) 8:30am – 2pm
Great Ocean Road (both directions) Between Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek & Bay St, Lorne 8:30am – 3:30pm
Medio Fondo Start (Sunday 24th October 2021)
Great Ocean Road Between Hardy St, Apollo Bay & Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek 10:45am – 12pm

Event Traffic Management Hotline

Traffic Hotline & Event Inquiry 0456 479 606*

How do I find out traffic information in case of an emergency?

The traffic hotline number is 0456 479 606 and will be active from 9am – 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 6am to 3:30pm on the day of the event.

This number is to be used exclusively for the purpose of obtaining information about traffic in the area.

If I need medical assistance what should I do?

Emergency Medical Services Australia (EMSA) and Ambulance Victoria (AV) will be on the course and on call. Marshalls and bike mechanics will be traveling on the course on motorcycles and in cars. Traffic management will be controlling traffic at intersections and volunteers will be guiding athletes for turns at intersections. All of these people are equipped with radios and can contact Event Control to organise assistance. In the event of a severe accident call 000.

Saturday 23 October Summary

Amy’s Gravel Fondo

Separate to the racing of the closed road Gran Fondo, the Gravel Fondo takes riders on a scenic and challenging course on the unsealed mud and gravel tracks inland of Lorne.

Access along Delaney Rd and Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Rd will be closed during this event.

Sunday 24 October Summary

Progressive closures are made of roads used on the course of the weekend’s major event, Amy’s Gran Fondo.

October 24th 2021 Road Closures Interactive Map

The course starts in Lorne, and travels through Deans Marsh, Forrest, Skenes Creek and Back to Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.

The principle diversion route avoiding the Great Ocean Road is via the Princes Highway through Winchelsea to Colac, then the C155 from Colac through Gellibrand to Lavers Hill and vice versa. (key local access points listed below)

In order to meet the road re-opening times which are a condition of our road closure permits, riders are required to maintain an average speed of 18 km/h. Riders falling behind the average speed will have the option to get a lift in the SAG wagon to the next Aid Station or continue under open road conditions.

Access the below in these ways;

Lorne
Use the Great Ocean Road to/from Anglesea

Apollo Bay / Skenes Creek
Use the Great Ocean Road to/from Lavers Hill

Forrest
Use the Colac – Forrest Road to/from Colac

Deans Marsh
Use the Princes Highway via Winchelsea South

Can I volunteer to assist at the event?

Yes! Many volunteers are needed to assist the event team in the delivery of Amy’s Gran Fondo. Volunteers are a critical part of any major event and we love having them involved. Register to Volunteer via granfondo@amygillett.org.au