Temporary Road Closures
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Temporary Road Closures
Nelson 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 the westbound traffic in Nelson Road for approximately sixteen weeks commencing 15 June 2020.
The purpose of the road closure is to assist the reconstruction of Terry Road between Windsor Road and Driftwood Street.
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
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.
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)