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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:


Temporary road closure – Day Street, Hamilton

From Tuesday 20 August 2019 for up to eight weeks, Day Street will be closed at Kingsford Smith Drive to traffic in both directions.

This closure is required to enable installation of new underground services, pavement works and construction of the new road verge.

Traffic controllers and additional signage will be in place to help motorists navigate around the works area. Please see map below for more information regarding traffic detours.

Please see notification for more information regarding traffic changes.

Temporary road closures – Crescent Road and Grays Road, Hamilton

To enable the installation of major underground public utility services on Crescent Road and Grays Road, temporary closures are required at the intersections of both Crescent Road and Grays Road with Kingsford Smith Drive.

These works require major excavations and significant work underneath the road surface of both Crescent Road and Grays Road. The temporary closure of these local roads allows the project team to achieve greater productivity and carry out most of the works during the day, minimising the impact of consecutive night shifts on local residents.

Temporary road closures – Crescent Road

Temporary closures will be implemented on Crescent Road at the Kingsford Smith Drive intersection during the following periods:

  • From mid-July to early August 2019, access to Crescent Road from Kingsford Smith Drive will close. Access to Kingsford Smith Drive from Crescent Road will be maintained during this period.
  • From early August to mid-September 2019, Crescent Road will be closed to traffic at the Kingsford Smith Drive intersection.

Temporary road closures – Grays Road

Temporary closures will be implemented on Grays Road at the Kingsford Smith Drive intersection during the following periods:

  • From early August to mid-October 2019, access to Grays Road from Kingsford Smith Drive will close. Access to Kingsford Smith Drive from Grays Road will be maintained during this period.
  • From mid-October to late October 2019, Grays Road will be closed to traffic at the Kingsford Smith Drive intersection.

Please see notification for more information regarding traffic changes.

Major weekend traffic changes – July 2019

From early July, major service installation works will be required at the Kingsford Smith Drive and Racecourse Road intersection.

To reduce the duration of these works, some major construction activities will require a full closure of Racecourse Road at the Kingsford Smith Drive intersection on the following weekends:

  • 7pm Friday 5 July to 5am Monday 8 July
  • 7pm Friday 26 July to 5am Monday 29 July.

Pedestrian detours will be in place at Racecourse Road and across Kingsford Smith Drive during the weekend works. See map overleaf for details. Access out of the Hamilton Hotel, Australia Post and the 7-Eleven on Racecourse Road will be maintained throughout construction.

Following the works from Friday 5 to Monday 8 July, major changes at the Racecourse Road intersection will be implemented, including a temporary closure of the left-in and left-out movements to Racecourse Road from Kingsford Smith Drive.

Please see map below for more information.

For more information, view the full notice here.

Changed traffic conditions – Agnes Street to Toorak Road

From mid-May 2019 for approximately four months, works will be carried out to upgrade the northern verge of Kingsford Smith Drive between Agnes Street and Toorak Road.

Activities to be completed on the northern verge will include drainage works, installation of new pavement, kerb, and underground services, works on private properties, reconstruction of driveways and landscaping.

Traffic changes

To accommodate these works, from 5pm Sunday 12 May to 5am Monday 13 May 2019, temporary traffic barriers in the centre median will be removed and relocated to the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive, between Agnes Street and Toorak Road.

The implementation of this traffic arrangement will enable the majority of the works to be undertaken during standard construction hours. Due to traffic permit requirements, some of the works must be completed during night shift between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

As part of this traffic arrangement, two outbound lanes will remain on Kingsford Smith Drive between Agnes Street and Cooksley Street, with three outbound lanes maintained at the Cooksley Street intersection.

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

From Sunday 26 May 2019, the inbound lanes on Kingsford Smith Drive will be increased to three lanes between Cooksley Street and Agnes Street, with one lane exiting to Breakfast Creek Road and two lanes exiting to the ICB.

Temporary bus stop closure

As part of this traffic change, the existing outbound bus stop (Kingsford Smith Drive at Cooksley Street, stop 13/14) will be closed. Regular services can be accessed from stop 15, Kingsford Smith Drive at Toorak Road for the duration of these works.

Temporary footpath closure

From Sunday 12 May 2019, a section of the northern footpath between Hunt Street and Cooksley Street will be closed for up to four weeks to allow footpath, verge and landscaping works to be undertaken.

Access for pedestrians will be maintained via Yulestar Street. Additional signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

Access to Kingsford Smith Drive from local roads

The following local access changes will be required to enable these works:

  • The left turn onto Kingsford Smith Drive from Hunt Street will permanently
  • The left turn onto Kingsford Smith Drive from Agnes Street will temporarily

The left turn into both Agnes Street and Hunt Street from Kingsford Smith Drive will be maintained.

Additional signage will be installed to help motorists and pedestrians navigate around the work area.

For more information, view the full notice here.

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.