Regional Roads Victoria has released three options for a Bacchus Marsh eastern link to take trucks out of the centre of town – but locals have barely two weeks to lodge their comments.

Feedback is due on Friday December 18.

After previous community feedback and technical studies, the options aim to link Diggers Rest-Coimadai Rd to Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Rd – but RRV wants feedback on their safety and useability.

All three options avoid the iconic Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour, but tie in with the interchange connecting it to the Western Freeway – which would be upgraded under the project.

Option A largely uses Bences Rd and skirts around the Ta Pinu Shrine.

Option B would see the creation of a new road across turf, wine grape and apple growing areas.

Option C uses Gisborne Rd through Darley, but encourages trucks to turn off at the freeway and head of the eastern-most Bacchus Marsh interchange.

Regional Roads Victoria has also suggested an alternative southern route which would connect to all three options, but minimise disruption to existing farms.

People wanting to view the options on an interactive map  and comment on an RRV survey can click here.

** People wanting more information should call 133 RRV (133 778) or email

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