Traffic and pedestrian signals
On Monday 2 August, we started construction on the traffic signals for the Pah/Greenwood/High Street and for the existing zebra crossing on High Street near Wallace Street.
The majority of the work will be happening during the day, with some night works planned from late-September at the Wallace Street site.
In accordance with Government guidance, we paused the safety improvements at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 on Tuesday 17 August 2021. Work is beginning again on Thursday 2 September 2021 under Alert Level 3, while adhering to strict health and safety protocols.
COVID-19 has had an impact on the project’s timeframes, with improvements to the Tudor and High Street intersection now likely to get underway from mid-February 2022, with completion expected by April 2022.
Installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Pah/Greenwood and High Street, the pedestrian signals on High Street north of Wallace Street at the existing zebra crossing and the right-hand turn bay into Wallace Street are expected to be completed by the end of November 2021.
Old Wharf Rd/King Edward St/High St Roundabout
Construction on the new roundabout will start on Monday 13 September.
There will be several stages of construction. The first stage starting on 13 September will include the closure of Old Wharf Road and there will be a short detour in place.
Roundabout construction stages
There are several stages of construction:
Stage One - Mid-September - 5 weeks
We will be building the eastern half of the roundabout, which means that the entry in and out of Old Wharf Road will be closed with a short detour in place up Huffam Street.
Detour in place during Stage One:
Stage Two - Mid October - 3 weeks
Stage two is working on the south western corner in front of the DOC building.
Stage Three - Early November - 3 weeks
Stage three is working on the north west corner in front of the clock tower.
Asphalt and road marking, Late November – 4 weeks
Once the outsides edges of the roundabout have been constructed, we will lay a new asphalt surface in sections. Most of this work will be completed at night to minimise disruption to people driving through.
Footpath works, 2022 – 4 weeks
The footpath construction and landscaping around the intersection will start in December 2021 with final work completed in early 2022.