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Traffic changes and closures

Changes to traffic conditions and some closures of side roads will be required throughout the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade. For the most current information regarding these changes, please see below.

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Current changes and closures:


Night works and temporary traffic changes – Harbour Road to Theodore Street, Hamilton

From mid-April until late June 2019, night works will be carried out intermittently on Kingsford Smith Drive between Harbour Road and Theodore Street, Hamilton.

These night works will allow the project to complete construction east of Harbour Road by mid-2019. Once these works are complete, Kingsford Smith Drive will open to three lanes of traffic in each

direction between Harbour Road and Theodore Street, Hamilton.

These works will involve lane closures on Kingsford Smith Drive, and temporary traffic changes

including the temporary closures of side roads in mid-May. Each side road will be closed for one night shift (7pm to 5am). These traffic changes are intended to occur in May 2019 in numerical order as

outlined overleaf. Traffic will be detoured around the closures with traffic controllers and signage to

assist motorists. See map overleaf for details.

These works will also involve temporary driveway restrictions for properties with direct access to Kingsford Smith Drive. Impacted properties will be notified directly ahead of these works.

Pedestrian access will be maintained through the work site at all times.

In the event of wet weather or unforeseen circumstances, these works may be extended.

For more information regarding planned construction activities, please contact the team on 1800 084 383 or email info@ksdupgrade.com.au

Changed traffic conditions – Racecourse Road to Harbour Road, Hamilton

In late September 2018, works will begin to upgrade the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive between Racecourse Road and Seymour Road. These works are expected to continue for approximately 12 months.

To accommodate these works, vehicles will be moved onto the newly-constructed southern lanes of Kingsford Smith Drive. Additional signage will be installed to help motorists navigate through the work area.

A service road will be constructed on the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive, allowing vehicles to access local businesses and properties. Entry and exit points will be clearly signed.

Pedestrian access to businesses and properties will be maintained through the work site. Driveway access will be maintained, under the direction of traffic control where required.

See map below for details of traffic changes.

For more information, view the full notice here.

Changed traffic conditions – Kingsford Smith Drive, Hunt Street to Agnes Street

From Monday 30 July 2018 for up to eight months, inbound traffic on Kingsford Smith Drive between Hunt Street and Agnes Street will be reduced from three to two lanes and will be moved towards the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive.

Access from Kingsford Smith Drive to both the Inner City Bypass (ICB) and Breakfast Creek Road will remain open, with two lanes exiting to Breakfast Creek Road and one lane exiting to the ICB.

Some additional lane closures will be required at night and nearby residents will be notified in advance of planned out-of-hours work.

For more information, view the full notice here.

Temporary road closure – Riverview Terrace, Hamilton

From Monday 23 July 2018 for up to ten months, Riverview Terrace will be closed to traffic in both directions, at Kingsford Smith Drive.

This closure is required to allow for the installation of stormwater infrastructure and new underground services, and construction of the new road pavement.

Closing Riverview Terrace allows the project team to achieve greater productivity and carry out the majority of these works during the day.

During this period, right turn access to Riverview Terrace from Kingsford Smith Drive will be provided via Seymour Road.

Traffic will be detoured around the closure with additional signage installed to help motorists and pedestrians navigate around the work area.

For more information, view the full notice here.