The King William Road Upgrade is progressing well and every endeavour is being made to work towards an early finish.
An opportunity to accelerate the works program has been identified which involves the temporary closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection (only) from 11pm on Sunday 29 September to 6am on Friday 4 October. These dates have been specifically chosen to coincide with school holidays.
Works during the temporary closure of the intersection will include installing new traffic signal/light poles, paving of shared spaces and footpaths and upgrading street lighting.
During these works, through traffic will be detoured via Northgate Street, Unley Road and Greenhill Road to Peacock Road. Local traffic will be detoured via local roads.
King William Road will remain open to traffic, local side streets will not be impacted and pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times when businesses are open.
What has been happening
Paving of the flexible spaces and footpaths on the western side of King William Road is well underway. There are multiple crews working along the street with an additional crew due to start this week. You can really start to see the vision coming to life and the opportunities that the new flexible spaces will provide. These spaces can be used for outdoor dining, footpath trading and ad-hoc activations as well as car parking. Once completed, there will be parking available on both sides of King William Road. In each area, paving will be undertaken in the flexible zones and then the footpath zone. When work is undertaken in the footpath zone, pedestrians will be directed to use the flexible zones with direct access into businesses. The footpath directly in front of business doorways will be installed in consultation with individual businesses, outside of their operating hours.
On the eastern side of King William Road, work is continuing with the installation of Common Service Trench (CST) pits, conduits and stormwater infrastructure. These works are primarily happening overnight and started at Park Street heading north. Once completed, work will begin on the installation of structural footings for lighting, bollards and street furniture in preparation for paving to commence.
BMD is committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. The timing and sequencing of the works are subject to business operating hours and weather conditions. Advance notice will be provided if there are changes to the program which will have an impact on businesses or residents.
Save the date - Halloween on KWR
Keito Events are bringing Halloween back to King William Road in 2019 with their much-loved event - Halloween on King William Road to be held 10am - 2pm Saturday 26 October. Put the date in the diary and get your costumes ready to trick or treat along KWR and enjoy the Street Party in Bloomsbury St. Follow Keito Events and King William Road on Facebook for more information.
Staying in touch
We are working to keep the community up to date on the upgrade. If you would like to speak to a member of the community and stakeholder team about construction works please:
Call 1300 617 363
For more information regarding the King William Road Upgrade, please continue to visit this project website.