Temporary Road Closures
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Temporary Road Closures
Blue Gum Road Causeway Closure
Please be advised that Council is scheduled to perform maintenance works on Blue Gum Road causeway in Annangrove from Tuesday 23 November 2021 to Thursday 25 November 2021 between the hours of 10am and 2pm (weather permitting). Blue Gum Road will be closed at this location during this time.
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 to enable bulk earthworks associated with The Gables development.
.A further approved extension of time for the road closure of Red Gables Road has been received from Stockland with the following timeframes to reopen Read Gables Road in stages proposed:
- Red Gables Road from Fontana Drive to Cataract Road: September 2021
- Red Gables Road from New Road to Fontana Drive : December 2021
- Red Gables Road from Boundary Road to New Road: February 2022
- Red Gables Road from Cataract Road to Janpieter Road: December 2022
The extension of time for the road closure of Red Gables Road is required to enable continued work to be completed on The Gables development sites on the northern and southern sides of Red Gables Road. Sections of Red Gables Road will reopen in stages as they are completed throughout this time. A plan of the proposed timeframes for reopening sections of Red Gables Road is available below:
Red Gables Road Opening Plan 2021 - 2022(PDF, 4MB)
During the full closure of Red Gables Road the same detour will be in place as per the route below which will require vehicles to use the new residential streets to the south of your property to access Boundary Road.
Detour Route for Janpieter Road(PDF, 637KB)
Once Fontana Drive is opened in May 2021 and Cataract Road in February 2022 some access to Red Gables Road will become available.
The section of Red Gables Road from Janpieter Road to Cataract Road will remain closed until December 2022.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Road Safety Officer, Angela Vernicos on Ph: 02 9843 0145.
Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Hynds Road, Box Hill
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, it is intended to temporarily close Hynds Road, Box Hill between Pitor Street and Terry Road for a period of approximately eight (8) weeks commencing on 10 January 2022.
The purpose of the closure is to allow the construction of road works in conjunction with an adjoining subdivision at No.47 Hynds Road.
Residents, school and route bus services in the area will not be affected by the closure.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s construction Engineer, Robert DiNatale on Ph: 9843 0546.
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)