On Monday 2 August, we will start construction on the traffic signals for the Pah/Greenwood/High Street and Tudor/High Street intersections, and for the existing zebra crossing on High Street near Wallace Street.
We expect the work on traffic signals to be completed by early December 2021 but will be subject to weather conditions. We will keep community and businesses updated on our progress throughout the project.
Construction on the new roundabout at the Old Wharf Road and High Street intersection will start in September 2020.
We will pause all on-road construction during the busy summertime (2 December 2021–11 February 2022) to avoid disrupting businesses and locals during this time. During this time, we will look to do off-road construction activity that will not disrupt traffic.
High Street will remain open to everyone during construction, including people driving, walking or cycling. Traffic management will be in place which may mean some delays for people driving. We encourage everyone to plan their trips and leave earlier to allow enough time to get to where they are going safely.
Leading into and during construction, we will keep businesses on High Street updated to help ensure they can continue to work with customers and suppliers while work is underway.
Most of our activity will be undertaken 7am–5pm Monday to Friday. We do not except any weekend work at this stage.
We will need to do some overnight work and will provide plenty of notice before we begin. During night works we will have traffic management in place which may reduce High Street down to one lane and have stop/go in place that may mean people will have to wait up to 10 minutes to get through High Street.
Some local roads closures/minor detours adjacent to High street will be required during some parts of the work. For example, we will close a short section of Old Wharf Road during construction on the new roundabout. We will advise local businesses and the community before any closures, detours, or traffic management are put in place.
Businesses who are concerned about construction impacts can contact our construction contractor Fulton Hogan, on 03 547 9789. From the 26 July the community will be able to visit Fulton Hogan onsite at their pop-up offices at 175 High Street.