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24 October - 6 November, 2018
OCEAN GROVEâ€™S NUMBER ONE NEWSPAPER
Flo celebrates the big 100 Flo Stratford turned 100 last week in style. Flo celebrated at Sea Views Manor with youngsters from Headstart Early Learning Centre, who led a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. See page 3 for the full story and more Justin Flynn pictures.
Road a hot topic proved in the short term. "This intersection is well used by the general public to access the vet, service road businesses and other industrial outlets, and is also the main access/egress for the ambulance station and Kingston Reserve park," OGCA chairman Phil Edwards said. "Hence it is very busy and quite dangerous in its present state." As a consequence Regional Roads Victoria has now completed a design of the intersection with the dedicated turning lane and has
estimated that the cost to undertake the works will be around $350,000. This includes the cost to relocate a power pole and maintain bike lanes through the intersection. OGCA is now seeking funding for this project from the State Government, so the works can commence as soon as possible. "In addition, we have suggested to Regional Roads Victoria, that as a temporary safety solution they may consider banning right hand turns into Smithton Grove, once the Adco intersection works are completed," Mr Edwards said.
"All vehicles will still be able to undertake right hand turns at the Adco Grove and Sinclair Street intersections. "We realise that this is an interim fix and that is why we are lobbying the Bellarine District candidates for the upcoming state election for a commitment to fund the construction works in the next term of government for the Grubb Road/Tuckfield Street Upgrade project (in the order of $80M to $90M)."
Ocean Grove's notorious Grubb Rd and Adco Grove intersection was a hot topic at Ocean Grove Community Association's and Regional Roads Victoria's most recent meeting. The intersection was also a cause of concern for many of the approximately 70 residents who participated in the Regional Roads Victoria forum held on 9 November on the future upgrading of Grubb Road and Tuckfield Street. Regional Roads Victoria undertook a concept design and high level cost estimate to determine how the intersection could be im-