Essential guide to summer road closures
21 December, 2015

Traffic signs in the CBD

 
A range of light rail construction work requiring road closures is taking place across the CBD and South East during December and January.

By concentrating the work during this period of low traffic volumes, we can minimise impacts on the road network and residents, and reduce the need for weekend and night work later in the year.

Full details of the closures can be found below.  For more information on travelling in the city, see our interactive maps. And don’t forget to check Live Traffic or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701 before you travel.

South Dowling Street and Eastern Distributor – 25 December 2015 to 3 January 2016

  • South Dowling Street southbound, between Cleveland and Flinders streets, will be closed at the following times for site establishment, platform construction, piling and concreting works:
    • from 11pm Friday 25 December to 10am Thursday 31 December 2015
    • from 6am to 8pm Friday 1 January (day works)
    • from 8pm Friday 1 January to 9am Saturday 2 January (night works)
    • from 8pm Saturday 2 January to 9am Sunday 3 January 2016 (night works).
  • South Dowling Street northbound will have one lane operational at all times.
  • All lanes on South Dowling Street will be open for New Year’s Eve celebrations (10am Thursday 31 December to 6am Friday 1 January).
  • Detour signage and traffic control personnel will be in place.
  • A clearway zone will be in place on South Dowling Street for the duration of the works.
  • No parking will be permitted on South Dowling Street near the worksite (between the pedestrian bridge and Nobbs Street).
  • Work will be taking place across South Dowling Street and the Eastern Distributor, in an area between Mort Street and Nobbs Street.
  • The worksite will be located approximately 40m to the north of the Parkham Street pedestrian bridge.

Alison Road (Cowper to Avoca streets) – 28 to 31 December

  • Alison Road between Cowper and Avoca streets will be closed from 6am Monday 28 December to 10am 31 December 2015 for utility, traffic signal and vegetation work.
  • Traffic changes include:
    • full closure of Alison Road to general traffic between Cowper Street and Cook Street/Belmore Road
    • only eastbound traffic will be permitted on Alison Road between Cook Street and Avoca Street
    • no access to Alison Road from Prince Street, Wansey Road, Bradley Street and Elizabeth Street.
  • Detour signage and traffic control personnel will be in place.
  • Parking restrictions may be implemented on Alison Road in the closed area.
  • There will be no parking on the Prince Street/Alison Road corner.
  • Other parking on Alison Road outside of the closure area will not be impacted.
  • Controlled access will be maintained at all times for emergency services, and residents and businesses located within the closure.
  • Pedestrian and footpath access will be maintained.
  • The following bus diversions will be implemented:
    • Bondi Junction Services 314, 316 & 317 services will not travel on Belmore Rd / Alison (between Belmore and Avoca), but stay on Avoca St. Temporary bus stops on Avoca St north of Short St will be provided.
    • 374: services will not use Alison Rd (west of Avoca) and Cook St – instead they will turn right onto Avoca St and then left onto Cowper St.
    • 348 & 418 will also travel via Avoca St. Temporary bus stops on Avoca St north of Short St will be provided.

George Street (Essex to King streets) – 15 January TO 1 FEBRUARY 2016

From 10pm Friday 15 January until 5am Monday 18 January:

  • George St will operate as a contraflow (one lane each way)  on the eastern side of the road between Hunter and Bond streets
  • Hunter Street will be reduced to one lane westbound between Pitt and George streets
  • King Street will be reduced to two lanes between York and George streets (during night works 10pm-5am King Street will be reduced to one lane between York and George streets)

From 10pm Friday 15 January until 10pm Saturday 16 January:

  • Margaret Street will be closed in both directions between Wynyard lane and George Street and closed eastbound between York and Carrington streets

From 10pm Saturday 16 January until 5am Monday 18 January:

  • Margaret St will have one lane closed eastbound between Wynyard lane and George St  

From 10pm Friday 22 January until 5am Monday 25 January

  • At King Street intersection with George Street, two lanes of traffic on King Street will be available during the day and only one lane available at night

From 10pm Friday 29 January until 5am Monday 1 February

  • At King Street intersection with George Street, two lanes of traffic on King Street will be available during the day and only one lane available at night

Preliminary works for light rail construction in Moore Park and Randwick

From 6am 4 January to 6pm 16 January 2016: 

  • During day works (6am-6pm), continuous single lane closures will be implemented southbound on Anzac Parade and eastbound on Alison Road
  • During night works (6pm-6am), dual lane closures will be implemented southbound on Anzac Parade and eastbound on Alison Road
  • The busway on Anzac parade will be closed at times during this work but will remain in operation during weekday morning peak periods
  • The shared pedestrian and cycle path will be closed on Anzac Parade between Albert (Tibby) Cotter Bridge and Lang Road, and on Alison Road between Doncaster Avenue and Darley Road
  • Traffic management personnel and signage will be in place during these works to direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. 

From 6am 27 January until 9pm 3 February:

  • Wansey Road will be closed between Alison Road and Randwick Racecourse Gate 10, with access maintained via Arthur Street.
  • Night lane closures on Anzac Parade at Moore Park from 9:30pm to 5am Sunday to Wednesday, and 10:30pm to 5am Thursday. No night works will be carried out on Friday or Saturday nights.

Darling Drive road closures  – 4 January to 11 January 2016

  • To safely construct the International Convention Centre Sydney as part of Darling Harbour’s transformation, Darling Drive will be closed between the roundabout at Pier Street and the roundabout at Harbourside Shopping Centre from 5am Monday 4 January to 5am Monday 11 January
  • Access to Darling Harbour, taxi ranks and shops will be maintained. The taxi rank and loading dock at Harbourside Shopping Centre remain open with access from Union Street and Murray Street at the northern end of Darling Drive
  • Additional No Stopping zones will be in place on Harris Street on weekdays.

 

CBD boxing day closures

Sydneysiders can enjoy traffic-free shopping in the CBD this Boxing Day with a number of road closures in place.

Photographer: James Lauritz

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