Temporary Margaret Street changes

Temporary Margaret Street changes    

A new entry is being built on William Street adjacent Margaret Street for the Queen’s Wharf development.

As the project gets closer to welcoming guests to the precinct, temporary traffic changes are required on Margaret Street to accommodate the critical works.

For future guests entering the Queen’s Wharf car park from the Margaret Street south bound Riverside Expressway offramp, a new basement access ramp into the car park will be constructed adjacent to the William and Margaret Street intersection (Integrated Resort Development side).

Multiplex Project Manager Tyson Macdonald said to safely undertake these works, the four traffic lanes on Margaret Street need to be temporarily reduced to three during May.

“The building’s wall along Margaret Street currently sits directly next to the road corridor and doesn’t allow room for works to safely take place,” Mr Macdonald said.

“A new entry ramp into the development from Margaret Street needs to be constructed and to do so requires an exclusion zone for the safety of motorists and workers.

“Months of planning, engineering and traffic analysis and approvals have gone into the temporary traffic arrangement on Margaret Street.”

“The temporary arrangement will look permanent in nature, with line marking and signage installed while the works to the development take place.”

The date in May for implementation of the Margaret Street temporary lane changes will be communicated at least seven days prior to commencement of works.

For motorists accessing Margaret Street from the Riverside Expressway, there will still be dedicated lanes and limited changes. Gardens Point Road however will be temporarily changed to a give way onto Margaret Street with signage installed. The left turn onto George Street from Margaret Street will remain in place with space for traffic queuing after the exclusion zone.

The Margaret Street lanes will be converted back to the original four lane configuration by the end of the year once works to the basement ramp and intersection are complete.

William Street will be re-opened as a public road when the resort development opens.