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)
Full Road Closures
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.
Temporary Suspension of Lower Portland Ferry Service
The Lower Portland Ferry service recommenced operation in January following its recent overhaul and the rebuilding of the ferry ramp on The Hills Shire side of the river. This enabled use over the summer holiday period.
The final stage of the new ramp construction involves some refinements to ensure optimal operating conditions in all weather and tide scenarios. This requires modifying the retaining walls to allow a smoother approach and improved docking in high tides or extreme weather.
In order to carry out these works, the ferry service will be suspended for up to two weeks. This is scheduled to commence from Monday 2 March 2020.
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)