CBD intersection at Havelock and East streets reopens

Published: 19 July 2021

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The traffic lights at the corner of Havelock and East Streets are back in action, though one of the signal boxes is only temporary.

A smaller short-term signal has been installed on the south-east corner of the intersection so it can be fully open to traffic and pedestrians. This will allow the contractors to move on to the intersection of Moore and East Streets tomorrow (Tuesday).

Infrastructure Services Group Manager Neil McCann said the temporary short signal would be replaced by a permanent cantilevered signal when some adjustments are made.

“The intersection has been shut to through traffic on Havelock Street for five weeks and it is important the rest of the programmed work be able to continue.”

The upgraded intersection includes a new pedestrian crossing on the western side.

Work will start at the last of the major intersections, East and Moore Streets, tomorrow.

The railway line section of Moore Street between East Street and West Street/SH1 will be closed to traffic and pedestrians for about four weeks while this last intersection is upgraded.

Traffic will still be able to travel north and south along East Street with stop/go personnel in place during the daytime to let vehicles through a single lane.

The work is part of Council’s revitalisation of the CBD and while delays are not anticipated, adverse weather can affect scheduled work.

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