Regional

Great Ocean Road to close for urgent works

By AAP Newswire

Urgent roadworks will force the closure of Victoria's Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's prime tourist attractions.

Two kilometres of the iconic coastal route along the Surf Coast will be closed from May 28 to 31 to improve road safety and reduce the risk of future landslides.

The road's position - perched precariously on a rocky cliff - makes it unsafe to run a single lane of traffic or to conduct night works.