Gloucester’s Queen Street Upgrade

Queen Street Gloucester – between Church and Ravenshaw Streets – will undergo a roadworks in coming months.

Queen Street Gloucester view east from Barrington Street.

Work is in two stages.

Council road crews will be onsite during the week from 20th January to start work on the section between Barrington and Ravenshaw Streets. The road will be reconstructed and resurfaced and expected to last 7 weeks, weather permitting.

Stage 2 – between Church and Barrington Streets and soon to tender – is scheduled over 5 months from April 2020. It involves road reconstruction, pedestrian safety and streetscape amenity. Consultation with nearby residents and business-owners a problem with the existing road cross-fall.

The road on both sides of the street slopes steeply into the kerb, making parking of vehicles difficult,” said Daniel Park, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Operations (North).

Removing the steep gradient will not only alleviate parking issues, but assists with pedestrian safety and improved access.”

Overall, the work will result in a flatter and safer road surface, new footpaths, a 2.3m wide median strip, a safety island near the Post Office, access ramps, and a new roundabout at the Queen / Barrington Street intersection.

We have worked with the community to design a project that considers their requirements and meets practical safety and asset management objectives,” said Mr. Park.

This is a great example of a roadworks project providing us with opportunities to beautify the streetscape and update infrastructure at the same time.”

Disruptions to traffic and pedestrian access can be expected in both phases of the project. This will include short periods of road closures, single-lane closures, pedestrian detours and parking restrictions at different times throughout the construction period. Further information will be made available in advance of these disruptions. Council staff will work with business owners within the work zone to maintain access for staff, customers and deliveries for the duration of the project.

Visit Council’s website for changes taking place at each stage.