The changes for pedestrians, bikes, and buses on the Berhampore to Newtown route are being made in stages during the first half of 2024.
The work includes:
- installing a new parking area (with spaces for 15 vehicles) on Dover Street
- installing a raised crossing and two bus platforms on Adelaide Road south of Duppa Street and combining two bus stops into one
- installing raised crossings on Rintoul Street - outside South Wellington Intermediate School and between Wakefield Hospital and Arvida Village in the Park
- adding new bike stands at Wakefield Park to replace the existing ones near the club buildings (these will accommodate cargo bikes)
- resealing the southern section of Adelaide Road as part of our ongoing maintenance programme before the bike lanes go in.
The work includes:
- installing a raised crossing at the intersection of Adelaide Road, Herald Street and Chilka Street, and a new signalised crossing at the Adelaide Road/Britomart Street intersection
- installing a speed hump at the left-turn slip lane from Luxford Street into Adelaide Road, and speed humps on the approaches to the roundabout on The Parade at Dee Street
- removing the right turn from Luxford Street into southern Rintoul Street
- installing new bus platforms on Rintoul Street, Luxford Street, and Adelaide Road
- installing new bike lanes on Adelaide Road near Wakefield Park, on the uphill sections of Rintoul Street, on both sides of Luxford Street and The Parade between Dover Street and Dee Street, and on Riddiford Street between Mein Street and Rintoul Street.
What to expect during installation
The main contractor doing the work will be JFC. The work includes installing raised crossings and bus platforms, painting new road markings, and installing dividers between bike lanes and traffic lanes.
Work hours will generally be 7am to 5pm. The work will be coordinated to minimise traffic at peak times. There will be a 30km/h speed limit around the immediate work areas.
Cones and barriers will be in place where required, but people will be able to get to shops and businesses in the vicinity, and people on foot will be able to safely get past the work site and cross the road. If any issues should arise around access or deliveries, construction staff on site will be able to help.
Bus stops may be moved slightly while work happens and people on bikes will have to ride in the bus or traffic lanes as directed by traffic management until each section of the route is complete and fully open.