Hastings River Drive Upgrade

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This project has now been completed.

Road marking being completed on Park St, between Hastings River Drive and Buller St

30 June 2016 Update

Hastings River Drive is now reopened to the public.

This key road has an average of 14,000 traffic movements a day and this upgrade will improve the flow of traffic as well as improving the safety for pedestrians and vehicles.

The upgrade includes:

  • Dual lanes between Gordon Streets through to Aston Street
  • New road cycleways
  • Shared footpaths and pedestrian refuges at three points
  • A new pedestrian and cycle refuge at Park Street
  • Partial widening of Garden Crescent near the intersection with Hastings River Drive
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Improved kerb and guttering
  • Improved drainage
  • New bus stops
  • Service relocations and landscaping
Thank you for your patience whilst this important work took place.

30 June 2016 Update

Hastings River Drive is now reopened to the public.

This key road has an average of 14,000 traffic movements a day and this upgrade will improve the flow of traffic as well as improving the safety for pedestrians and vehicles.

The upgrade includes:

  • Dual lanes between Gordon Streets through to Aston Street
  • New road cycleways
  • Shared footpaths and pedestrian refuges at three points
  • A new pedestrian and cycle refuge at Park Street
  • Partial widening of Garden Crescent near the intersection with Hastings River Drive
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Improved kerb and guttering
  • Improved drainage
  • New bus stops
  • Service relocations and landscaping
Thank you for your patience whilst this important work took place.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Is all of the $10M grant being spent on this particular section of H R Dr? When will traffic lights or a roundabout be constructed at the intersection of Hastings River Drive and Newport Island Rd?

    Laguna asked about 6 years ago

    Sorry about the delay in responding.

    The current work on Hastings River Drive is not grant funded.

    Traffic lights and/or a roundabout are not part of the 2015-2016 Operational Plan.

    The next Operational Plan will be developed in March next year.

    Thank you for your questions.

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    Will there be any pedestrian crossings across Park Street from the Bridge Street side over to the medial centre? My aged mother cannot attend the medical centre due to a lack of safe means of crossing.

    porter asked almost 6 years ago

    Unfortunately there are no additional zebra crossings.

    The safest place to cross will remain at the traffic lights at the intersection of Park and Buller Streets.

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    I am a resident of Hilltop cr. Am I reading the plan correctly in assuming Hilltop cr. will be denied right hand access or exit due to an unbroken median strip? Also When approaching Hastings river drive from Gordon St turn off all too often cars in the left hand lane suddenly turn in front of cars heading for the roundabout or Hastings river drive to make the turn at the roundabout themselves.I hope the new lane markings will avoid this happening in the future. Mrs N. May Watson

    Mrs N. May Watson asked about 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes you are correct, a central median strip has been designed at Hastings River Driver through the Hilltop Crescent and Garden Crescent intersections. This has been done to improve the general safety of all motorists, cyclist and pedestrians and well as to improve traffic efficiency along Hastings River Drive.

    The road will have new line marking in accordance with the Austroads Guide to traffic Management and relevant Australian Standards.

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    How will I be notified of updated information about what is happening?

    about 6 years ago

    If you wish to be notified and kept up to date with what is happening, then register your name and details in the Updates Register tab.

    Emails and updates will be sent out at key milestones.

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    When will the project commence?

    about 6 years ago

    At this point in time it is planned that work will commence in October 2015.

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    How long will the project take to complete?

    about 6 years ago

    The project is expected to take between 8 - 12 months dependent on the availability of the successful contractor and weather conditions.

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    Will roads be closed?

    about 6 years ago

    Unfortunately there are times when the road will be closed. Contractors will undertake work in stages to ensure a high quality outcome with the least possible disruption.