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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:


Changed traffic and pedestrian conditions – Toorak Road to Racecourse Road

In early February 2020, works will begin to upgrade the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive between Toorak Road and Racecourse Road, and are expected to continue for approximately six months.

Changed traffic conditions

To accommodate these works, vehicles will be moved onto the newly-constructed road pavement in the centre of Kingsford Smith Drive.

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

Vehicle access to properties on the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive will be maintained via a service road with entry and exit points clearly signed.

This next phase of construction will also require temporary traffic changes on some local side streets to complete installation of new underground services and pavement construction. Further information will be distributed prior to the implementation of these changes.

Changed pedestrian conditions

To minimise the impact of construction works on local residents and allow activities to be completed safety during these works, the footpath on the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive will be closed between Toorak Road and Crescent Road. Pedestrians can cross Kingsford Smith Drive at signalised crossings at Cooksley Street, Crescent Road and Racecourse Road to access the Lores Bonney Riverwalk.

Changes to outbound bus stops

From Sunday 9 February 2020, outbound bus stop 15A (Kingsford Smith Drive at Hillside) and stop 17 (Kingsford Smith Drive at Grays Road) will permanently close. Passengers can access regular outbound services from outbound bus stops 15 (Kingsford Smith Drive at Toorak Road), stop 16 (Kingsford Smith Drive at Grays Road) or stop 19 (Kingsford Smith Drive at Bretts Wharf). In addition, stop 16 (Kingsford Smith Drive at Crescent Road) will temporarily relocate approximately 60 metres east, towards Grays Road.

Temporary closures of Riverview Terrace and Grays Road, Hamilton

From Sunday 9 February 2020, temporary traffic changes will be required on Kingsford Smith Drive at Riverview Terrace and Grays Road:
From Sunday 9 February 2020 for up to four months, Riverview Terrace will be closed at Kingsford Smith Drive to traffic in both directions.
From Sunday 9 February 2020 for up to three months, Grays Road will close at Kingsford Smith Drive to traffic in both directions.
These closures are required to allow for the installation of new underground services, pavement works, and construction of the new kerb, footpath and road surface, as well as landscaping and finishing works.

Traffic will be detoured around the closures (see maps below), with additional signage installed to help motorists and pedestrians navigate around the work area.
Pedestrian access will be maintained through the work sites. Driveway access will be maintained at all times, under the direction of traffic control if required.

Riverview Terrace detours

Grays Road detours

Please see notification for more information regarding traffic changes.

Temporary traffic changes – Crescent Road, Hamilton

To enable installation of new underground services, access to Kingsford Smith Drive from Crescent Road will close from Monday 13 January 2020 for up to six weeks.

Access to Kingsford Smith Drive from Crescent Road will be via Windermere Road and Racecourse Road. Access to Crescent Road from Kingsford Smith Drive will be maintained during this period.

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

Pedestrian access will be maintained through the work site.

In the event of wet weather or unforeseen circumstances, these temporary traffic changes may be extended to allow the work activities to be completed safely.

Temporary road closure – Day Street, Hamilton

From mid-August 2019 to early 2020, 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.