Queen Street Gloucester

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As part of our focus on improving infrastructure across the region, the busy section of Queen Street in Gloucester, between Church and Ravenshaw Streets, is currently undergoing major reconstruction works.  

Phase 1:

The road pavement in the section between Barrington and Ravenshaw Streets was reconstructed over 7 weeks (late-January - mid-March 2020), providing a smoother and more durable driving surface.

Phase 2:

The section of Queen Street between Church and Barrington Streets will undergo a major transformation, following consultation undertaken last year with nearby residents and business-owners. The consultation summary and the project design plan can be viewed by clicking the links on the right hand side of this page. The scope of works in this phase include:

  • Road reconstruction 
  • Addressing issues with the existing road cross-fall (where the street slopes steeply into the kerb)
  • Footpath reconstruction
  • Installation of a 2.3m wide median strip / safety island
  • Installation of access ramps
  • Construction of a new traffic-calming roundabout at the Queen / Barrington Street intersection
  • Streetscape beautification

Phase 2 works will commence mid-May and continue through to September, weather permitting. 

Closures: 

Works have been designed to minimise disruption to traffic and pedestrians, however lane closures, detours and parking restrictions will be required at different times.

  • In stage 1, mid-May - early-July, one-way access from Barrington to Church Street will be provided while work is undertaken on the northern side of Queen Street.
  • In stage 2, early - end-July, one-way access from Church to Barrington Street will be provided while work is undertaken on the southern side of Queen Street.
  • In stage 3, end-July - August, Queen and Barrington Streets will be closed to through-traffic, to allow for the construction of a roundabout at this intersection.

Clearly marked detours will be in place to direct motorists, and while on-street parking will be unavailable on Queen Street, pedestrian access to businesses and residences will be maintained through the construction period, with diversions in place as required.

For further information about what is happening during each stage, and how it might affect you, download the notification flyer here(PDF, 538KB).

As with all roadworks, unfavourable weather and unforseen underground issues can cause delays. Check back here for updated information as the project progresses.

Outcome:

Along with alleviating parking issues associated with the steep gradient to the kerb, these works will provide a safer and flatter road surface for improved safety. Pedestrian access and general amenity in this busy area of Gloucester will also be improved.  

 

 

 

Location

Queen Street, GLOUCESTER 2422  View Map

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