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Community Update: 26 June 2019

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

Stage 1 and 2 of the King William Road Upgrade are well underway. It is great to see the new kerb alignment at the Park / Mitchell Street intersection and on the western side of the road.

The final closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection will occur from 11pm this coming Sunday 30 June – 6 am Thursday 4 July. 

Stage 3, the central road pavement, will then commence the following week with the closure of King William Road to vehicle traffic. 

King William Road is open for business during the upgrade. Pedestrian access will be maintained and parking available with the precinct accessible via local side streets with local detours in place. 

Council and BMD are committed to allowing pedestrian movement along King William Road and access to businesses during their opening hours. 

King William Road will be open for business and we encourage you to continue to support the local traders.

What's been happening

Park / Mitchell Street intersection  Closure 1: The first closure of the intersection saw the demolition of the existing kerb and instatement of the new kerb and pram ramps.

Closure 2: During this closure, the existing road pavers were excavated, and asphalt laid throughout the intersection ready for paving.

Western Kerb The kerb on the western side of King William Road has been demolished and the new kerb, in the new alignment, has been laid. The BMD team are currently backfilling what will be the new shared zone which, when the transformation is complete, will be flexible in how the space is used. These zones could be used for outdoor dining, an activation or car parking. There will also be greening elements and places for people including street furniture and lighting.

SA Water – Complete The relocation of the SA Water main is complete.

What will be happening next

Final closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection  The final closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection will occur from 11pm Sunday 30 June to 6am Thursday 4 July subject to weather conditions. During this closure the intersection will be repaved. The intersection will be then be open to traffic for the remainder of the upgrade.

Stage 3 – Central road pavement  Stage 3, which includes the closing of King William Road to vehicle traffic between the Park / Mitchell Street intersection and Arthur Street for 4 weeks, will commence at 11pm Sunday 7 July to 5 August. During these works the existing road pavers and eastern kerb will be excavated and removed, the new eastern kerb poured, asphalt laid, and the road repaved. 

Traffic restrictions and access From 11pm Sunday 7 July to 6am Monday 5 August:

  • King William Road between the Park/Mitchell Street intersection and Arthur Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic

  • Access on to King William Road from local side streets will not be permitted

  • There will be no on-street parking on either side of King William Road from the Park/Mitchell Street intersection to Arthur Street

  • Driveway and off-street parking access to properties on King William Road will not be available

  • The Park/Mitchell Street intersection will be open to vehicle traffic and operate as a signalised T-junction for all movements except city bound on King William Road

  • Through traffic will be detoured via Park Street, Unley Road and Greenhill Road

  • There will be temporary changes to bus services 200, 200B and 200C and detours in place. For more information, please visit:

During these works:

  • Businesses will be open and accessible. Footpaths will not be impacted and will remain open

  • Access to off-street parking via side streets including Park Street and Mitchell Street (eg at the Hyde Park Tavern and behind St Louis) will be maintained

  • Detours will be in place however local streets can be accessed as usual

For more information on where to park and how to access King William Road, please see our:

Staying in touch

Together with BMD, we are working closely with all stakeholders 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: 

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