Out of hours notice - Northbourne Avenue: Murdoch and Morphett Street intersections 1 – 21 December 2018

Further out-of-hours works are required to complete construction of the revised Murdoch and Morphett Street vehicle crossings and footpath on Northbourne Avenue. This work includes the creation of new right-turn slip lanes, applying the final asphalt to the road crossings and building a new footpath crossing.

Hours of work will be 8:00pm to 6:00am, which commenced on 15 November and will continue untill 21 December although not all of these nights are required. A program of works is available on our website.

Traffic Management and Detours:

Both the Morphett and Murdoch Street vehicle crossings will be closed throughout these works. Detours:

-    Traffic turning into Morphett Street should perform a U-turn at the Mouat-Antill Street intersection

-    Traffic turning into Murdoch Street should perform a U-turn at the Wakefield-Macarthur intersection.

Traffic management will be operational and highly visible throughout the works, including signage and personnel.

Program of works

Week 1 - 26/11/18 to 03/12/18

  • Set up traffic control and place concrete barriers to protect pedestrian diversion route
  • Remove, with saw cutter, existing kerb and gutter
  • Vacuum excavate pits for new trees
  • Form and pour new kerb and gutter
  • Prepare ground for topsoil
  • Prepare ground for right turn lane into Murdoch Street

Week 2 - 03/12/18 to 10/12/18

  • Install infrastructure for new trees to be planted
  • Complete kerb installation around the median perimeter
  • Form and pour concrete kerbs for the Morphett Street right hand turn lane
  • Commence asphalt works in the Morphett Street right-hand turn lane,
  • Commence concrete works for pedestrian crossing

 Week 3 - 10/12/18 to 21/12/18

  • Complete all new asphalt works
  • Complete all new line marking works
  • Complete pedestrian crossing concrete works
  • Install topsoil, trees and planting
  • Install kerb and gutter across the old Murdoch Street crossing and close off
  • Commission and put into service new Murdoch Street crossing
  • Commission and put into service new Morphett Street crossing
  • Remove all traffic control/ concrete barriers and re-open intersections.

 Additional Information:

The equipment to be used includes: a demolition saw, a road profiler, excavators, hammers, rollers, compaction machinery, generators, grinders, light towers and vacuum trucks.

The project team will ensure the number of machines operating at the same time is limited and equipment turned off when not in use. Non-tonal reversing beepers will be used* and workers will be instructed to keep noise to a minimum. 


These works are designed to transform Canberra, making it more accessible and to provide greater commuter connectivity across an integrated public transport network. We appreciate the continued patience of the public and the support of the Canberra community as we carry out these works.

More information can be found by visiting www.canberra-metro.com.au. If you have any questions in relation to works in your local area, please contact Canberra Metro:

  • Phone 1300 208 824
Publish date:
03 December 2018
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