Projects & Works

Consider alternative routes: Lake Albert Road and Bourke Street Road rehabilitation

Published: 12 May 2023 2:41pm

Motorists and other road users are being asked to plan ahead as work begins next week to perform stabilisation works on Lake Albert Road between Kooringal Road and Eastlake Drive.

If weather permits, this work will start on Wednesday 17 May and finish on Saturday 20 May and will be carried out between 6am and 6pm.

Manager Transport & Traffic Jamie Harwood said Council is asking drivers to consider taking a different route to avoid this section of Lake Albert Road if possible, and to allow extra time for potential delays.

“Although we will keep one lane open, the high volume of traffic on this road may cause significant delays,” Mr Harwood said.

“Council acknowledges this may be inconvenient for many people, but those who frequently use Lake Albert Road will understand the need for this section to be rehabilitated.”

During the works, traffic control will be in place to manage the flow of vehicles. Residents who live on Lake Albert Road in the designated zone will have access to their properties.

There will be some noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents and those who are enjoying the lake.

“Once this work on Lake Albert Road is complete, we anticipate the contract crew will move to perform stabilisation works on Bourke Street between Urana Street and Fernleigh Road,” Mr Harwood said.

Proposed dates for these works are from Monday 22 May to Monday 29 May between 6am and 6pm.

Final dates will be dependent on when Lake Albert Road works wrap up and weather.