Update - June 2022
Crews will continue to operate along the northern side (eastbound lane) of the Glenelg Highway to the west of the intersection until August. Business access will be maintained, with some temporary access arrangements in place during this period. Two-way traffic flow will be maintained along this section of the Glenelg Highway during this work.
Wiltshire Lane full closure - August (dates TBC), weather permitting
Wiltshire Lane is anticipated to be fully closed between Meadow Court and the Glenelg Highway for two weeks in August, weather permitting.
Business access will be maintained, with some temporary arrangements in place. Access will be retained to the Smythes Road service road for local residents only.
Detours will be in place to allow general traffic to access the northern end of Wiltshire Lane and we will keep community updated on specific detour routes and dates, when known.
Glenelg Highway eastbound closure - September (dates TBC), weather permitting
The Glenelg Highway eastbound lane is anticipated to be closed to traffic between Wiltshire Lane and The Avenue for two weeks in September, weather permitting.
This closure is required to fast-track critical drainage works and traffic flow will be retained on the Glenelg Highway westbound lane during this closure period.
Detours will be in place for eastbound general traffic to bypass the closed section of the Glenelg Highway and we will keep community updated on specific detour routes and dates, when known.
General construction activity
Crews are continuing to operate along the Glenelg Highway leg, with construction activity now also underway along Wiltshire Lane and the Smythes Road service road.
This work will run until the second half of 2022.
There will be significant changes in traffic conditions in this area along the Glenelg Highway and Wiltshire Lane during the course of this project, including lane closures.
We’ll keep the community informed of any changes to traffic management measures and road users are encouraged to plan ahead or consider using alternative routes to minimise traffic impacts.
Due to construction activity, temporary changes will be in place for the Ballarat Station to Delacombe bus route (route 25).
The stop for all inbound and outbound buses will move from Delacombe Town Centre to Cherry Flat Road.
Outbound services previously stopping at Glenelg Highway (outside Bupa) will now stop at a temporary site on Neway Avenue, and detour along Neway Avenue, Ascot Gardens Drive and Webb Road to access Cherry Flat Road.
Glenelg Highway/Innsbruck Road intersection upgrade
Developer-funded works to install a roundabout linking the Glenelg Highway with Innsbruck Road will start from mid-2022.
This work is expected to take six months to complete and is separate to the nearby Keeping Ballarat Moving Glenelg Highway/Wiltshire Lane upgrade to the east.
Minor delays are expected during this work and the developer will keep adjacent residents notified of any specifics over the course of the project.
Vegetation and landscaping
This upgrade will require the removal of around 60 trees along Wiltshire Lane, Glenelg Highway and the Smythes Road service road.
When undertaking major road upgrades, it is standard practice to remove trees which would lie within, or unacceptably close, to the footprint of the road. Additionally, it is safer to remove trees which would be impacted by construction and become unstable over time.
To offset these losses, we’ve developed a landscaping plan to deliver a native gateway into Ballarat, which will see 243 trees and 213 shrubs and smaller plants planted along Wiltshire Lane, Glenelg Highway and Smythes Road.
Recent developments in the area, including the Delacombe Town Centre, have resulted in a significant increase in traffic using the current roundabout.
More than 15,000 vehicles use this intersection each day, including around 700 vehicles each per hour during peak periods. This is expected to increase by 50 per cent by 2041.
This upgrade will a provide a safer crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the Delacombe Town Centre and other nearby shops and facilities in the area.
The existing access arrangement between Wiltshire Lane and the service road/Edgewood Court will remain the same. Vehicles will still be able to make left and right turns from Edgewood Court onto Wiltshire Lane and vice-versa once this upgrade is complete, just as they can in its present condition.
This access point will be upgraded with ‘Keep Clear’ marking to assist with vehicle movements between Edgewood Court, while a dedicated right-hand turning lane will be added to Wiltshire Lane, for vehicles turning right from the northbound lanes.
Additional pavement works along Wiltshire Lane will also assist vehicles making left-hand turns into Edgewood Court from Wiltshire Lane.
Find out more about other Keeping Ballarat Moving projects in the area.
The upgrade will include:
- replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and installing dedicated turning lanes
- additional access point from service road north of the intersection to Wiltshire Lane
- ‘Keep Clear’ marking along Wiltshire Lane to assist vehicles entering/exiting Edgewood Court
- Dedicated right-hand turn lane from Wiltshire Lane into Edgewood Court/service road)
- adding bicycle boxes at the traffic lights and bicycle lanes on approach
- installing new lightning and landscaping
- installing a concrete central median to improve safety.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the planned upgrades, please contact us.
Email: [email protected]
Call: 133 RRV