Bowden Street road works and road closure

13/11/2020

Road improvement works at Bowden Street, Glenorchy – between Windsor Street and Fairfax Road

From 2 November 2020, Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd have been contracted by Council to undertake road improvement works along Bowden Street, between Fairfax Road and Windsor Street.

Works include construction of a new retaining wall, road widening, reseal, associated stormwater footpath upgrades. See map of works below.

Why are the works happening?

This section of Bowden Street experiences relatively high traffic usage with a number of vehicles required to 'Give Way' due to the narrow width of the road and the number of vehicles parked on the kerbside. There have been some safety concerns due to adverse crossfall of the downhill lane and the steep embankment is an ongoing safety issue for the field staff in terms of regular maintenance. The improvement works include construction of a new retaining wall, road widening, reseal, associated stormwater footpath upgrades to address these issues and enhance the street appearance.

Works will be performed under full road closure, effective from 2 November for up to 7 weeks (weather permitting). The team aim to open the road again before the Christmas break. Detour routes will be made available via Windsor Street, Main Road and Eady Street. Traffic controls will be in place for the safety of all workers and members of the public. Residents and pedestrians will still have access to Bowden Street during this time.

Please follow signage and instructions in the area during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience during the works. 

If you do have more questions please check the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us on 6216 6800 or via email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When is this happening? 

Major works will start from 2 November 2020 with the road closure and detour route put in place. Some preliminary works may be undertaken before the road closure under traffic control, so please follow all instructions and signage in place.

 

What happens to bin and mail collection for residents?

Waste collection and mail deliveries will continue as per normal schedule. For residents, please place the bins kerbside before 6am on your normal collection day.

 

How long will Bowden Street be closed?

Road closure on Bowden Street (between Windsor St and Fairfax Road) for all through traffic will be effective from 2 November lasting up to 7 weeks, subject to weather and unforeseen conditions. We aim to open the road to traffic by 18 December 2020, before the Christmas break.

Detour routes will be made available via Windsor Street, Main Road and Eady Street during the closure.

How can I get more information?

 Please contact the Capital Works department at Council on 6216 6800 or via email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au.