Hezlett Road North Kellyville Upgrade

  • Project typeSec 7.11
  • Project scheduleEnd of September 2021 Completion (weather permitting)

 

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Traffic Switches

Traffic switches are being made along Hezlett Road (including in front of North Kellyville Public School) and at the intersection of Samantha Riley Drive. Please drive safely and be aware of changing traffic conditions. 

Upcoming Traffic Changes - Armbruster Avenue to Camrose/Curtis Street

The next stage of the Hezlett Road upgrade includes the construction of permanent road pavement and footpaths on the eastern side of Hezlett Road between Armbruster Avenue and the Camrose Street/Curtis Street intersection.

To enable the completion of this stage of the project, traffic will be switched onto the new road pavement on the western side of Hezlett Road on 15 April 2021.

From this date, Sayers Avenue and Armbruster Avenue will both return to regular two-way traffic conditions.

Parking will not be available on either side of Hezlett Road between Armbruster Avenue and the Camrose/Curtis Street intersection until all work in this area is completed.

It is expected this arrangement will be in place for up to two months.

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Upcoming Traffic Changes - Samantha Riley Drive to Headingly Avenue

To enable the construction of the western side of Hezlett Road, traffic will be transferred onto the temporary pavement on the eastern side of Hezlett Road after the Easter Holidays.

As part of the rearrangement, Dwyer Street will be converted into a one way street with no entry from Hezlett Road into Dwyer Street. Dwyer Street will be able to be accessed from Hezlett Road via Gum Nut Close.

No on street parking will be available on either side of Hezlett Road between Goodison Street/Beaton Road and Headingly Avenue after this adjustment.

The locations of bus stops on the western side of Hezlett Road may also be relocated locally where required.   

It is expected this arrangement will be in place for up to two months.

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Samantha Riley Drive

Traffic has been relocated to the southern side of Samantha Riley Drive to enable construction of the north side of the intersection. The roundabout will also be reconfigured in order to improve traffic flow at the intersection. This set-up will remain in place for approximately three months. 

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North Kellyville Public School

Traffic has been relocated to the eastern side of Hezlett Road between Camrose Street and Headingley Avenue to enable construction of the western side of the road. This set-up will remain in place for approximately four months. A footpath on the eastern side of Hezlett Road will improve pedestrian access to the school.

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About the project

Hezlett Road is being upgraded to meet urban standards and the future transport needs of North Kellyville.

The upgrade will see Hezlett Road widened to two lanes in each direction with allowance for kerbside lanes to become clearways during peak hour and available for parking during off peak hours.

Signals will be installed at the intersection of Hezlett Road, Samantha Riley Drive and James Mileham Drive and at the by-pass at the intersection of Hezlett Road and Barry Road. Signalised pedestrian crossings will be provided at Hezlett Road in front of North Kellyville Public School and at the intersection of Hezlett Road and Gum Nut Close.

Works will also include a “Kiss and Ride” facility in front of North Kellyville Public School, the provision of new and the upgrade of existing bus stops and the construction of pedestrian refuge islands and footpaths.

Menai Civil Contracting have been engaged as the head contractor to construct the section between Samantha Riley Drive to Armbruster Avenue. The signals at the intersection of Hezlett Road/Samantha Riley Drive/James Mileham Drive and the signalised pedestrian crossing in front of the school will be the first stages of the project to commence construction. These sections are complex due to the need for extensive service utility relocations including water, recycled water mains, power, telecommunication network and gas supply whilst maintaining existing supply and traffic flow.

Various traffic control measures will be implemented during each stage of construction including installation of concrete barriers to separate traffic from the work area, temporary pavements, reduced roadwork speed limits, short term detours and side road & footpath closures.

Instances of night works will occur as some works are only permitted to occur during periods that minimise impact. Such work includes connection and commission of new service utilities and adjustments to traffic arrangements.

Road users are required to follow roadwork speed limits, observe directions from traffic controllers and be aware of changing conditions. Pedestrians are also advised to take care to avoid any trip hazards.

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Current works

STAGE 1 - Work fronting North Kellyville Public School (between Headingley Avenue and Curtis Road) - Western side

  • Subsoil and kerb and gutter preparation
  • Kerb and gutter installation
  • Stormwater drainage installation
  • Shared pathway construction
  • Traffic Signal underground works
  • Spray sealing

 

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STAGE 2 - Work at Samantha Riley Drive intersection

  • Kerb and gutter installation
  • Demolish pavement from Samantha Riley Drive to Goodinson Street
  • Traffic signal underground work
  • Spray sealing
  • Pavement construction

 

Please note: Progress of Stages 1 and 2  is heavily dependent on completion of service utility relocations including electricity, telecommunications (Telstra, NBN, Optus), water, recycled water and gas. Each new service must be constructed and approved for connection by the respective service provider before the existing service can be removed. This is to ensure continuation of service to customers. Once the new service connection is made (or “cut-over”), the existing service can be removed, enabling the road to be widened.

Service utility relocations are subject to rigorous testing and commissioning processes of the utility owners. This process often involves long lead times to provide adequate notice of disruptions to resident’s services and usually occur outside regular working hours.

Stage 1 and 2 work zones are also constrained in terms of available safe working space whilst maintaining sufficient traffic lane width to preserve the flow of traffic.

In order to ensure the overall project remains on track, the contractor has brought forward construction of Stage 3 of the work (between Curtis Rd/Camrose St and Armbruster Ave) so it can proceed concurrently whilst the remaining service utility relocations are completed. Once the service utilities are completed, road work will be re-focussed on these two priority locations.

 

STAGE 3 - Work between Curtis Road and Armbruster Avenue

  • Traffic switch implemented (15 April)
  • Subsoil drainage and kerb preparation
  • Stormwater drainage installation

 

STAGE 4 - Beaton Road to Headingly Avenue

  • Subsoil and kerb presentation
  • Stormwater drainage installation
  • Pavement construction
  • Retaining wall and fencing
  • Spray sealing

Temporary relocation of kiss and drop zone to Hipwell Avenue

As part of the project, the kiss and drop zone, formerly located on Hezlett Road, has been temporarily relocated to Hipwell Avenue, behind North Kellyville Public School, and the capacity has been reduced to three cars at a time.

Where possible, please park on nearby streets and walk the short distance to pick up your children to reduce demand on the kiss and drop zone. Travelling times are likely to be impacted - please travel slowly, beware of changing traffic conditions and follow all warning signs and the direction of traffic controllers. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this important work.

Relocation of Kiss and Drop Zone to Hipwell Avenue - Map(PDF, 215KB)

Location

Hezlett Road, Kellyville 2155  View Map

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