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Community Update: 6 June 2019

Updated: Jun 26, 2019

Work is well and truly underway to transform your King William Road. In our last update, we provided you with an overview of the four (4) stages of works to be undertaken between now and February 2020.

Council and BMD have committed to allowing pedestrian movement along King William Road and access to businesses at all times during the works.

To help explain what will be happening during the upcoming two stages of works, we have developed the following information to outline where the works are located and how traffic will be managed. These can be viewed on the "Traffic management maps" page of our website.

While there may be times when vehicular detours are in place, local side streets around King William Road can be used with on-street parking available.

What has been happening

Stormwater and Service Crossings – Park / Mitchell Street Intersection (only) - Completed Drainage, stormwater and service relocation works have now been completed at the King William Road, Park Street and Mitchell Street intersection in preparation for the commencement of above ground road works.

SA Water – Nearing completion The relocation of the SA Water main is nearly complete. The works to move approximately 200m of water main has been carried out at night.

Stormwater and Service Crossings night works– King William Road – Ongoing Night works to install six (6) storm water and five (5) infrastructure crossings in various location across King William Road between Park Street and Mary Street and the excavation of common service trenching along both the eastern and western side of King William Road between Park Street and Arthur Street are underway and will continue until 20 June.

These works are being undertaken between 7pm and 6am Sunday to Thursday with no works on Friday and Saturday evenings with the road temporarily reinstated and re-opened to vehicular traffic each morning.

The Stakeholder and Community Engagement team have been meeting with businesses and residents directly impacted by the works to identify their needs and assist where possible.

Dilapidation Report Property condition surveyors have been on King William Road taking photographs of the frontages of properties and footpaths for the purposes of collecting information about the current condition of properties prior to construction. This is a normal practice prior to construction works commencing.

What will be happening next

Stage 2 - Western Kerb (13 June - 4 July) Works will take place from the Park / Mitchell Street intersection to just south of Union street on the western side of King William Road to demolish the existing kerb and reinstate the new kerb and access ramps.

During these works:

  • Businesses will be open and accessible and footpaths will not be impacted

  • City bound (northbound) and southbound traffic will be maintained via a single lane and managed under traffic controller assistance (stop/go and temporary traffic lights)

  • Traffic will be able to turn in to side streets from King William RoadTraffic will not be able to turn on to King William Road from local side streets (with the exception of Opey Avenue.

  • Traffic will be able to turn on to King William Road from Opey Avenue during the intersection closures listed below)

  • On-street car parking on the eastern side of King William Road will be maintained

  • On-street car parking on the western side of King William Road will not be available during this stage of works

Stage 1 - The Park / Mitchell Street Intersection Stage 1 early works have been undertaken at the intersection throughout May and it is now time to start reconstructing the road.

Works will take place between 11pm Sunday – 6am Thursday for three (3) consecutive weeks and involve the temporary closures of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection to vehicle traffic at the following times, subject to weather:

  • From 11pm Sunday 16 June to 6am Thursday 20 June

  • From 11pm Sunday 23 June to 6am Thursday 27 June

  • From 11pm Sunday 30 June to 6am Thursday 4 July

Please note: Allowances have been made for traffic control set up and pack down and contingency for wet weather or unforeseen circumstances in the above times.

The intersection will be re-opened to vehicle traffic by 6am each Thursday.

During these closures we will be demolishing, excavating and reinstating a new kerb through the Park / Mitchell Street intersection, excavating the existing road pavement, laying asphalt and repaving the intersection.

During these works:

  • Businesses will be open and accessible

  • Footpaths will not be impacted and will remain open

  • Access to off-street parking via 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

  • Bus detours will be in place (6am Monday to 6am Thursday only)

Head to our "Construction notices" page to view the construction notice.

Together with BMD, we are working closely with all stakeholders to keep the community up to date on the upgrade. A dedicated Community and Stakeholder team has been established and will continue to meet with business operators and residents to understand their individual needs and explain the construction and immediate works. If you would like to speak to a member of the team please call on 1300 617 363.

Food and Wine Sessions on King William Road

King William Road is open for business throughout construction and Food and Wine Sessions on KWR is back for 2019 throughout the month of June.

There is something for everyone including dining specials, wine tastings, workshops, degustation experiences and more.

Find out more and book your experience at:

Staying in touch

We are committed to communicating regularly about the King William Road Upgrade and what is happening in the precinct.

If you have any questions regarding the construction please contact the King William Road Upgrade team via the dedicated:

For more information regarding the King William Road Upgrade, please continue to visit this website.

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