Temporary Road Closures

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Temporary Road Closures

Half-Road Closures

Nelson Road and Terry Road, Box Hill

In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, it is intended to temporarily close half of Nelson Road between Windsor Road and Driftwood Street, Box Hill to westbound traffic in Nelson Road for ten weeks commencing 15 June, 2020.

The purpose of the road closure is to assist the reconstruction of Nelson Road between Windsor Road and Driftwood Street. The closure is necessary because of the need to fill a sag/ low point in the existing road. Vehicle access for residents of Nelson Road between Windsor Road and Driftwood Street will be maintained.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Traffic Engineer, Martin Jia on 02 9843 0329

In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, it is intended to temporarily close half of Terry Road between George Street and Hedgewood Drive, Box Hill to southbound traffic in Terry Road for approximately eight weeks commencing 15 June, 2020.

The purpose of the road closure is to assist the reconstruction of Terry Road at 197 Terry Road and 225-241 Terry Road, Box Hill. The closure is necessary because of the localised narrowing of Terry Road through the sag/low point in the existing road over the creek crossing and because the work involves removing the existing sharp crest/vertical level change south of George Street. Vehicle access for residents of Terry Road and affected side streets between Nix Street and Hedgewood Drive will be maintained.

Traffic from Pitt Town/ Windsor should avoid the area and use Windsor Road via Boundary Road instead.

Traffic from Box Hill North should avoid the area and use Windsor Road via Boundary Road instead, or avoid the Terry Road closure by using Old Pitt Town Road and one of either George Street, Mason Road or Nelson Road/Hynds Road to access Terry Road south of the closure as per the detour plans for both provided below.

Nelson Road and Terry Road Detour Plan Map(PDF, 320KB)

 

Full Road Closures

Temporary Road Closure - Red Gables Road, Box Hill

In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, Council agreed to the temporary closure of Red Gables Road, Box Hill to vehicle traffic for approximately 12 months from 29 April, 2019. A further 12 month extension has been approved until 30 April, 2021.

The purpose of the road closure is to enable bulk earthworks associated with The Gables development.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Road Safety Officer, Angela Vernicos on Ph: 02 9843 0145.

 


 

More Information

COUNCIL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL ROADS WITHIN THE SHIRE

The State Government's Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA) maintains major roads such as Windsor Road, Old Northern Road and Showground Road. It is the RMS' responsibility to make improvements to these roads such as installing clearways along Old Northern Road in front of Castle Towers and Old Northern Road just north of the Seven Hills Road/Windsor Road intersection.

The State Government has stated that competing priorities in funding for other State road projects across the metropolitan area means that some road projects within the Shire, such as the ones mentioned above, are unable to be funded at the present time.

Residents can assist the process by raising RMS road issues with their Local Member of Parliament.

Traffic concerns are often raised by residents and the business community. Generally, people ask about the future of main arterial roads like Showground Road, Windsor Road, and Norwest Boulevarde.

A Key priority of Council’s community strategy is to improve road and traffic facilities to make using our roads safer and more efficient. Council has a number of plans proposed and these form the traffic and transport blueprint. 

Traffic and Transport Blueprint for Key Projects(PDF, 221KB)