Hamilton City Council is committed to looking after the assets that we have and making sure they are fit for purpose. We have also adopted a Vision Zero target of ending deaths and serious injuries on our city's roads.
As part of our ongoing focus to provide a transport network that connects people and places in a safe, accessible and smart way, we will be closing Palmerston St for road works from October to December 2020.
Access to all businesses and homes in the area will be maintained. The footpath on the northern side will be open for pedestrians and cyclists, but we ask that movement is kept to a minimum during this time.
|PALMERSTON STREET IS DUE TO RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER (WEATHER DEPENDENT). WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHILE WE CARRIED OUT THESE WORKS. |
Why will Palmerston St be closed?
We're going to be rebuilding the road and implementing safety improvements, to make it better for pedestrians, those on mobility devices and users of public transport in this area.
We're making the area safer for all…
We're going to be completing safety improvements on Palmerston St and part of Anglesea St (south). The safety improvements will utilise traffic calming features that encourage more desirable driver behaviour and reduce vehicle speed. We have previously conducted public surveys and consulted with residents and business in the area to provide us with some guidance for these improvements.
The improvements include raised pedestrian platforms, raised zebra crossings and footpath and kerb adjustments to improve pedestrian accessibility, particularly for those who use wheel chairs and mobility scooters.
We're making the road fit for purpose…
To minimise disruption, the safety improvement works are being done in conjunction with a road rehabilitation (rebuild) of Palmerston St, being carried out by our maintenance team Infrastructure Alliance (IA).
Road rebuilds require a full road closure and on Palmerston St this will be carried out in two phases:
- Phase one: From Hammond St to Anglesea St, approximately five weeks, Hammond St intersection remains open.
- Phase two: From Hammond St to Pembroke St, approximately five weeks, Hammond St intersection is closed.
|THERE WILL BE A CLEARLY MARKED DETOUR IN PLACE, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR JOURNEY.|
What does this mean for residents and businesses in the area?
Access to all businesses and homes in the area will be maintained. The footpath on the northern side will be open to pedestrians and cyclists, but we ask that movement is kept to a minimum during this time.
We recommend you contact any clients or visitors prior to them visiting you, so they are prepared and can take necessary detours. For your safety, please ensure that you always follow the instructions of the working crew.
For residents living in the area, your rubbish and recycling will not be affected by the works and will be collected as per normal. Download the handy FAQs sheet below for more information.
We will ensure we do what we can to make this project run seamlessly, and we do apologise for any inconvenience caused, however this work is an essential activity to maintain our city's assets.
Questions or concerns?
If you require any further information, want to be kept up to date with the works progress or have any questions or concerns: