Construction works are now underway with temporary traffic management set up. Works are scheduled to be completed in early 2018. The contractor will start in the southern verge and then move onto the northern verge works.
During this time Gartside Street will remain open at all times with temporary traffic management measures in place including signage, temporary fencing and bollards.
We will work with businesses in the area to minimise disruption and ensure access is maintained.
Stage 1 design and works include:
The Gartside Street improvements concept plan includes details of improvements for the long term development of Gartside Street, extending the works to complete the length of the street with entry thresholds and a verge design that will match into future mixed use developments.
The final design plans for improvements to Gartside Street south including stage 1 works are now complete.
Community feedback received in mid 2016 on the concept plan has helped develop a design for Gartside Street that will better manage traffic, safety and parking while encouraging greater pedestrian activity and street activation. Feedback from the consultation showed the community was supportive of the upgrade to Gartside Street. The main concerns raised were around better management of evening traffic and the demand for parking during the busy evening peak time.
View the consultation summary (PDF 135KB) to find out more about the key issues raised and how these have been addressed including an explanation as to why a one-way street is not recommended.