New detour around Jenkins Street closure on the OHG!

‘Made’ dirt pathway, corner of Nelson St & Semaphore Rd, to be replaced by 2.5m wide pavement.

PAE Council have informed us that the developers of the Fletcher’s Slip housing precinct now have a commencement date for installation of a temporary detour pathway around the now-closed Jenkins Street section of the Outer Harbor Greenway/Loop Path. 

The modifications will be undertaken by contractors working for Cedar-Woods (the developers) rather than PAE Council.

Weather permitting, works will start on Monday, 23rd May. The scope of the works planned are show on the diagram below.

We were not told of safety arrangements for pedestrians, cyclists & mobility device users while construction takes place or of any provision for a ‘detour around the detour’, but we’ll let you know when further information is to hand. Meanwhile please take care as the pathway’s width is quite narrow & the adjacent roadway on Nelson Street can be extremely busy!

It’s worth noting that Council have already removed a northern-side standing rail at the Jenkins Street ramp – making turns a little easier – & have realigned some of the pathway markings to make the descent from the bridge a bit safer.

Planned works for improved safety on the Outer Harbour Greenway. Now-closed Jenkins Street is at the bottom left!
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