Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Council given more planning powers
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Lormier St towers get full makeover from Docklands’ “Foyer Queen”
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

政府资助 受创商家
Read more >>

Critic

A vote for uncertainty
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Managing aches and pains
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Here’s an idea …
Read more >>

History

A view to a hill (with an explosive secret)
Read more >>

Housing All Australians

Housing All Australians – a new paradigm
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

Docklands Dental Studio becomes an industry leader
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

VCAT declares that committees have the power to terminate an OC manager
Read more >>

Maritime

Celebrating our Enterprize
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Finally, vertical villages are on government’s radar – but is the focus right?
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

Explore public art in Batman’s Hill
Read more >>

State MP

After COVID-19: do we want to go back to “normal”?
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
Read more >>

The District

Your local delicatessen has arrived!
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Stage 3 lockdown fines for short-stays
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

Getting through lockdown 2.0
Read more >>

Editions
August 09 Edition Cover

Lane closure causes traffic chaos

30 Jul 2013

Lane closure causes traffic chaos Image

Harbour Esplanade was thrown into chaos by the closure of a traffic lane last month.

The lane in question is a left turning lane into Docklands Drive from Harbour Esplanade at the intersection of Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive, Dudley St and Footscray Rd.

Brookfield Multiplex closed the lane on Friday, July 5 due to construction of MAB’s development, The Quays.

The City of Melbourne granted approval for the lane closure and said the closure was required for kerb and channel works.

On the weekend of July 5 to July 8 the lane closure caused havoc due to Dudley St also being blocked off for regional rail link work.

As a result, cars exited the city by travelling down LaTrobe St and right onto Harbour Esplanade, causing major gridlock at the intersection.

Residents of the Conder, which is located next to The Quays, have been particularly frustrated as the only way to enter their car park is via Harbour Esplanade.

Conder Owners Corporation chairman Warren Mills said during the first weekend of lane closure it took him more than 30 minutes to travel down Harbour Esplanade to get home.

He said this experience was made all the worse by the fact there was no one on the building site for most of the weekend.

A City of Melbourne spokesperson said Brookfield Multiplex had been granted approval for a partial road closure and work from July 5 until July 26.

“Council officers further reviewed the arrangements as implemented and, on Monday 8 July amended the scope of the approval to require the road to be fully open to traffic in time for the evening peak,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said Brookfield Multiplex was reviewing its traffic management plan to facilitate further infrastructure works without the need of a lane closure.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.