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Customs Street access changes for works

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Monday 29 Jun 2020

As part of the wider Albert Street enhancement, a new footpath and roadway is being constructed at the Customs and Albert Street intersection. To enable this, diversions for pedestrians will be in place and traffic are now reduced to one lane in certain areas during off peak hours for up to two months.

Customs Street 

The streetscape enhancement works will start on Customs Street. These works will begin on Monday 29th of June for a duration up to two months.

Works involve breaking concrete and asphalt, removing the road and footpath, connecting utilities, building the kerb and channel, constructing the road, concreting, installing pavers and line marking the road on the Customs and Albert Street intersection. Noise mats will be used where required to minimise noise nuisance.

In order to maintain vehicle and pedestrian traffic the works will be undertaken in stages as shown on the maps below. This will involve some changes to the road layout and pedestrian access, which will be managed by traffic management.

Traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane in certain areas during off peak hours from 8.30am to 3pm and during the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Pedestrian diversions will be required around the working area.

What happens next?

Once the works are finished, the Customs and Albert Street intersection will have a new footpath and roadway.

Customs Street works are part of the wider Albert Street enhancement. The streetscape enhancement is well underway and once works are finished, Albert Street will have wider paved footpaths, bus lanes and bus bays, native trees, new street furniture and resurfaced roads. We are also replacing and futureproofing underground utilities including stormwater, sewage, pipes, power and internet.