Temporary Road Closures
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Temporary Road Closures
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)
Roadworks have commenced at 184 & 188, Box Hill resulting in half-road closure for approx 5 - 10 weeks (weather depending). Portable traffic signals will be in place for this half road closure Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm and Sat 8am - 1pm.
184-188 Old Pitt Town Road Box Hill - East & West Bound Signals.pdf(PDF, 494KB)
Full Road Closures
Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Rutherford Ave, Kellyville
In accordance with the Roads Act 1993 Council provides notice of the temporary closure of Rutherford Avenue, Kellyville, just west of Pellizzer Blvd intersection, for a period of approximately two months (approx mid-June, weather permitting).
The closure is associated with the Memorial Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Project and will allow for construction of the concrete approach ramp over Rutherford Avenue in a safe and efficient manner.
During the temporary closure alternative access for the properties on the western part of Rutherford Avenue and Rocks St will be via Memorial Avenue, Free Settlers Drive and Hodges Avenue.
Details on access restrictions to Rutherford Avenue (west), including alternate routes, can be found below.
Motorists are advised to follow traffic control signage in the area and drive with caution.
For more information, telephone The Hills Shire Council on 02 9843 0555 or email email@example.com
Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Red Gables Road, Box Hill
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, Council has agreed to the temporary closure of Red Gables Road, Box Hill to vehicle traffic for approximately 12 months from 29 April, 2019.
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.
Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Withers Road, North Kellyville
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, it is intended to temporarily close Withers Road, North Kellyville between Hezlett Road and Foxall Road to vehicle traffic for approximately sixteen weeks commencing on 4 March, 2019. Through traffic will be detoured onto Samantha Riley Drive and Hezlett Road.
The purpose of the road closure is to assist the road works associated with a subdivision in Withers Road.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Traffic Engineer, Martin Jia on Ph: 02 9843 0329.
Temporary Road Closure, George Street Box Hill
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, it is intended to temporarily close George Street, Box Hill between Old Pitt Town Road and Europa Street to vehicle traffic for six weeks commencing 21 February, 2019.
The purpose of the road closure is to enable the reconstruction of this section of George Street in conjunction with an adjoining land subdivision.
Vehicle access for residents of George Street will be maintained.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Traffic Engineer on 02 9843 0329.
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)