PortBUG: Outer Harbor Greenway & Birkenhead Bridge Upgrades.

1. Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Works & Your Bike:

DPTI have announced a major program of upgrades for The Port’s historic Birkenhead Bridge. Port Residents and others in the community are invited to two ‘drop in’ information sessions to meet the project team, learn more about the project and ask any questions you might have.

#1:   When:    Wednesday 26 February, Any time between 11am and 1pm.   

#2:  When:    Thursday 27 February, Any time between 5pm and 7pm.

Where:   Both sessions at the Port Adelaide Library, Community Room 2-4 Church Street, Port Adelaide

From DPTI: ‘The $3.73 million State Government funded project will… replace the Birkenhead Bridge timber roadway deck with a Fibre Reinforced Polymer deck, and the eastern timber footpath with an aluminium footpath. Works will also include… steel protection works, bitumen surfacing and line-marking.’

‘These essential works will ensure the bridge’s long term structural integrity and safety for all users. The Birkenhead Bridge is a State Heritage item, which makes works more complex and increases project costs. Construction is expected to commence mid-year and be completed by December, weather permitting.’

Full details hereThe Project Team have told PortBUG that no upgrades are planned on the western-side shared use path over the bridge. However bridge works may have some impact on pathway access. The Project Team intend doing everything they can to keep the pathway at least 50% open… but continual access remains unclear at this stage.

Further information: 1300 794 880 or  DPTI.communityrelations@sa.gov.au

Raised roadway planned at Park Street junction.

2.  Detours on the Outer Harbor Greenway, Woodville Park.

The City of Charles Sturt advise PortBUG that contractors will shortly be commencing the construction of three intersection upgrades on Belmore Terrace, Woodville Park. The section of the Outer Harbor Greenway involved is between David Terrace and Woodville Road. The planned works will involve conversion of the existing ‘driveway entry’ links (some of us refer to them as the ‘chicanes’ or ‘twisty bits’) into raised intersection treatments.

The Council tell us:     ‘While the works and intersection closures will be staged, a cycling detour along Russell Terrace will be implemented for the duration of the project – 14th February to 26th May, 2020.’

CCS have provided a signage plan for the detour . Concept plans can be seen here. Any concerns about missing signs during this project, it can be reported directly to the project team at: belmore@gilli.com.au Queries: Contact Rebekah Maxwell, Transport Officer. T: (08) 8408 1853 or www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Upgrades planned for the Hughes St junction.

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