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About the project

During the project we will:

  • make the highway wider to have four lanes of traffic – two lanes in each direction
  • build a new concrete raised central median and safety barrier to reduce the risk of crashes
  • install new traffic lights at the upgraded intersection at Clinton Road and Geilston Bay Road
  • build safer access off the highway to Araluen Street, Lindisfarne North Primary School and Geilston Bay Recreation Area
  • add an off-road shared path and on-road cycling lanes
  • improve the left-turn pocket at the Sugarloaf Road intersection.

Timing

We started construction in March 2021 and will be completed by late 2022, weather permitting.

Community consultation

We asked the community for their feedback in November 2019.

You can read a summary of the feedback received here: Consultation and Feedback Summary Report

1Traffic changes

Day works

Traffic travelling on north bound lanes on the East Derwent Highway will be moved onto the newly-built northbound lanes on the western side of the highway between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road, from the week of Monday, 31 January 2022.

The new road runs alongside the existing road, which will be closed to traffic while we work.

This change will take place while work is being done on the eastern side of the highway, which is expected to be complete in about five months

There will be a reduced speed limit of 40 km/hr during our working hours, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, with a speed limit of 60 km/h in place at all other times.

Please slow down, allow about 10 minutes extra travel time if you're travelling through, and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Click on the traffic changes map below to view in full size.

East Derwent Highway - traffic change - 31 January 2022

Nightworks and changes to Derwent Avenue access - May 2022

We will also be doing construction work at night at the intersection of the East Derwent Highway and Derwent Avenue from Sunday, 1 May 2022.

During the night works, from 6:30 pm - 6:00 am, traffic heading in both directions along the East Derwent Highway will need to detour via Broad Street and Nubeena Street to enter Derwent Avenue in Geilston Bay.

You will also be able to access Derwent Avenue via the East Derwent Highway and Lincoln Street intersection.

These night works should be finished by Friday, 6 May 2022.

During the day works, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, access to Derwent Avenue from the highway will remain open, but there will be a reduced speed limit of 60 km/hr.

Please allow up to eight minutes extra travel time during these night works, keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

The maps below show pedestrian and vehicle access to Derwent Avenue during the nightworks.

A map showing the pedestrian access route to Derwent Avenue during nightworks

EDH night works - May 2022

Contact

For further information about this project please contact the Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Louella Horne, 0491 696 701 or lhorne@pittsh.com.au