Temporary Road Closures

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Temporary Road Closures

Samantha Riley Drive Road Closure during Stage 3 Upgrade

Due to the difficult nature of the construction work, the section of Samantha Riley Drive between Hezlett Road/ James Mileham Drive and Foxall Road is currently closed to all traffic and a detour around the work zone will operate for the duration of the project. A traffic detour map can be viewed below.

The work required as part of the upgrade includes lowering a section of road [crest] by two metres to meet Australian road safety standards, along with kerb and guttering, road drainage, new pavement, regulatory signage and line marking.

As work progresses during the temporary closure, a formal detour will operate via Hezlett Road, Goodison Street and Foxall Road. This includes temporary roundabouts at Hezlett Road/Goodison Street and Goodison Street/Foxall Road intersections. However, other diversion routes will be in place as works are carried out, including at Withers Road and Foxall Road; and at James Mileham Drive and Marella Avenue. 

No stopping signage will also be placed along Goodison Street while these diversions are in place. 

When complete, the road will be upgraded to a four lane, divided carriageway sub arterial road. For more information about this project, click here.

Samantha Riley Detour Plan Map(PDF, 368KB)

Half-Road Closures


Box Hill

Nelson Road

Works have commenced (installation of drainage culverts) on 5 Nelson Road and 9 Box Road, Box Hill frontages (approx. 250m north west of its intersection with Windsor Road) resulting in half-road closure for approx 25 weeks (weather depending). Portable traffic signals will be in place for this half road closure.

9 Box Road and 5 Nelson Rd Half Road Closure Traffic Control Plan(PDF, 334KB)

Terry Road 

From 8 June 2020, works will commence on 225-241 Terry Road, Box Hill for approximately 8 weeks. The below detour will be in place as part of this half road closure. 


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


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)