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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 – Toorak Road, Hamilton

As part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade, public utility services are being relocated and where required, replaced, to ensure these services continue to meet the needs of the local community.

To enable major stormwater, water main and electrical installation works to be undertaken, Toorak Road will be closed to all traffic at the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive from mid-January 2019 for approximately three months.

A detour route will be in place via Cooksley Street during this closure and pedestrian access will be maintained. See map below for work area and detour route.

Works will be carried out within the construction area from Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm. Some works such as the connection of the new services may be carried out at night from Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5am. The surrounding community will be notified ahead of any scheduled night works.

This closure has been scheduled to minimise the impact and duration of ongoing night works on the local community. In the event of wet weather or unforeseen circumstances, this closure may be extended.

For more information, view the full notice here.

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 eight 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.

Temporary road closure – Oxford Street, Hamilton

From Wednesday 18 July 2018 for up to four months, Oxford Street will be closed at Kingsford Smith Drive to traffic in both directions.

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

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.

Temporary road closure – Woonah Avenue, Eagle Farm

From Monday 22 October 2018 for up to four months, Woonah Avenue will be closed at Kingsford Smith Drive to traffic in both directions.

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

Access to the TAFE will be via a temporary driveway through the TAFE on Kingsford Smith Drive.

For more information, view the full notice here.

Footpath closures – Cooksley Street, Albion to Theodore Street, Eagle Farm

The southern (river side) shared user path between Cooksley Street, Albion and Harbour Road, Hamilton is currently closed for construction works. The newly widened footpath on the northern side of Kingsford Smith Drive is available to pedestrians and cyclists.

Bus stop relocations

Due to the installation of traffic barriers on the southern (inbound) side of Kingsford Smith Drive, the inbound bus stops at Riverview Terrace and Crescent Road are temporarily relocated to nearby locations (see map below).