During August 2017, the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade will continue major construction activities.
Land-based activities between Amy Street and Theodore Street will include:
- street light and traffic signal work
- drainage activities on Cooksley Street and Yulestar Street
- new service installation works
- major earthworks and drainage installation
- pavement construction
- asphalt works and line marking
- relocation of concrete traffic barriers.
Marine-based construction activities will include:
- installation of scour protection devices
- excavation of the existing river bank retaining wall
- ground improvement works
- piling for the new river walk structure
- production and installation of precast concrete segments that will be used in the river walk structure
- increased concrete truck deliveries to Bretts Wharf and Cameron Rocks Reserve
- construction of the main retaining wall structure.
What to expect
Work will involve:
- use of construction equipment including excavators, trucks, compaction equipment, road saws, vacuum excavators, concrete trucks, small cranes, barges, piling rigs and pumps
- noise associated with the use of construction equipment
- light associated with the use of temporary lighting towers
- increased light and heavy vehicle movements on Kingsford Smith Drive, at Bretts Wharf and Cameron Rocks Reserve associated with construction activities
- vehicles and equipment with flashing lights and white noise (non-tonal) reversing beepers for the safety of onsite workers
- changed traffic conditions including lane, footpath and parking closures, as required
- traffic control and signage to direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, as required
- increased barge movements across the river.
Temporary closure of Cooksley Street, Albion
As part of improvement works between Cooksley Street and Breakfast Creek Road at Albion, major stormwater relocation work is required on Cooksley Street.
To facilitate these works, a number of weekend closures of Cooksley Street between Yulestar Street and York Street will be required over the coming months.
Signage will be in place to advise and direct motorists.
For detailed detour maps and more information about these works visit www.ksdupgrade.com.au
Works on Yulestar Street, Albion
From August 2017, works on Yulestar Street at Albion will move from the northern to the southern side.
Lane closures and stop/go traffic control will be required on Yulestar Street during this transition. Access to side streets and properties will be maintained at all times, and traffic controllers and additional signage will be in place to assist motorists.
Works will take place from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturday. If out-of-hours work is required, impacted residents will be notified directly.
Update to construction hours
From August 2017, marine construction activities will take place between 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Land-based construction activities will continue to take place from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturday. There will also be work on selected Sundays.
Due to traffic permit requirements, some work must take place at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday.
Wherever possible, the noisiest works will be completed early in the shift to minimise impacts on the community.