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Traffic management and heavy haulage

We are committed to effective traffic management to ensure there is minimal disruption to road users, including cyclists and pedestrians during construction works.

Effective traffic management allows construction works to take place in close proximity to live traffic on local roads and motorways. It separates construction sites from traffic, allowing workers to work safely while road users travel through the area.

What will traffic management involve? 

Traffic management for the project will include:

  • road or lane closures to provide safe areas for construction crews
  • reduced speed limits through the work areas when required
  • use of electronic signage to alert motorists of changed traffic conditions
  • use of temporary traffic signals or traffic controllers
  • managing traffic incidents within work areas.

When will work be carried out?

Work will be carried out: 

  • 7am–5pm Monday to Saturday
  • 8pm–5am Monday to Saturday, when required.

Local residents will be notified before any noisy night works are scheduled.

To minimise traffic impacts, lane closures will only be planned outside peak travel times. There may be occasions where emergency works are required during peak hours, however this will be avoided wherever possible.

Over dimension loads

We will endeavour to minimise disruptions along the motorway during daytime hours. As changes occur and barriers are placed along the motorway, a nominal width of 7.4m will be maintained with 2 through running lanes and adjacent shoulders.

During lane closures from 8pm-5am, typically Sunday–Thursday, available width will be reduced to 4.2m in total, with a single lane and adjacent shoulders. These lane closures are essential for both worker and motorist safety and for the completion of the motorway upgrade.

Over dimension loads expecting to travel through the project are asked to comply with the following conditions:

Night time restrictions:

Over dimension loads, greater than 3.5m must contact BHA JV by email: at least 3 days prior to travel. Two hours prior to arrival onsite operators must contact project representative on 0459 595 665.

Day time conditions:

Over dimension loads, greater than 7.4m must contact BHA JV by email: at least 3 days prior to travel. Clearance restrictions may apply.

Failure to provide notice may result in delays through the project site.

What type of changes are expected for pedestrians and cyclists?

During construction, changes to the pedestrian and cyclist network will be necessary to ensure the safety of users. These may include:

  • pathway closures or diversions via existing and temporary shared paths and local streets
  • installation of temporary fencing and paths
  • pathways operating under traffic control.

Notifications and directional signage will advise pedestrians and cyclists of any changes.

Last updated
07 January 2019