Containers protect coast road

Crews install a temporary wall made of shipping containers on the Great Ocean Road near Cumberland River.

More than 30 shipping containers will line the Great Ocean Road near Cumberland River as a temporary measure to keep motorists safe.

Regional Roads Victoria is installing a container-wall close to the cliff-face east of Cumberland River to prevent rock falls or landslips impacting the road.

The project will allow the section of road to be restored to two lanes ahead of Christmas, with more complex rock removal works planned at the site in the new year.

“This innovative solution will ensure the Great Ocean Road is safe, accessible and ready for summer,” Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said.

“This container-wall will be a strong and effective measure to protect drivers across the Christmas period.”

The container-wall will be 17-containers long and two-containers high, with crews lifting containers into place with a crane before using steel posts to anchor them to the cliff.

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