The CBD Street That Will Close For SIX YEARS
Things are about to change in the CBD with construction on the Queens Wharf Casino set to close one of Brisbane’s main streets for six years.
Part of William Street will be shut off to traffic before Christmas with construction work kicking off early next year.
Around 8000 vehicles and 50 bus routes will be affected by the change.
The development will see William Street between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street closed. However access to and from the Riverside Expressway will remain open.
The closure will mean drivers will no longer be able to turn right from Elizabeth Street and left from Margaret Street onto William Street.
According to the Brisbane Times, 11 inner-city intersections will need major upgrades as part of the closure to allow the redirected bus routes through.
The upgrade and relocation of bus routes is expected to take six to seven months.
A statement from the Brisbane City Council also confirmed that Queens Wharf Road along the Brisbane River will be permanently closed as part of the development.
As part of the changes, nearly all buses travelling from the Riverside Expressway will now have to exit at Elizabeth Street.
The multi-billion dollar Queens Wharf Resort is expected to be completed and open to the public by 2022.
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