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Operational notification #22: Port Drive Upgrade – Piling works start on Tuesday 2 May 2017

Piling work for the new bridge on Lucinda Drive will start on Tuesday 2 May 2017. This activity will be undertaken out of hours from 6pm to 6am for approximately four weeks, weather and site conditions permitting.

The work will be carried out from Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May and then from Sunday to Thursday until the end of the piling activities.

This work is located 1.3km north of Kite Street and will involve driving concrete piles into the ground to support the new bridge. For safety reasons, this activity will be carried out at night – when traffic volumes are low – so that the piles can be safely lifted over the road and into position.

When piling operations are underway, staged traffic detours will be in place. Traffic control and signage will be in place to direct to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

What to expect during piling
  • Piling can result in increased levels of localised noise and vibration.
  • An increase in noise associated with the use of equipment such as cranes and piling rigs.
  • An increase in truck movements to deliver equipment and remove material from site.
  • Traffic delays may be experienced on Lucinda Drive during these works.
Traffic Management – detour map
All incoming traffic to Fisherman Islands will be diverted via the Bulk Terminal Drive roundabout. Traffic leaving Fisherman Islands may use Lucinda Drive or Port Drive via the Bulk Terminal Drive roundabout. Traffic leaving via Lucinda Drive may experience traffic delays due to the piling works at Lucinda Drive Bridge. Traffic controllers will be located at Lucinda Drive Bridge to direct traffic through the one-way system.


Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on local residents and stakeholders. Construction activities will be monitored to ensure that noise and vibration produced is minimised where reasonable and practical.

We thank you for your patience during this work.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Port Drive Project team via email community@seymourwhyte.com.au or contact the 24hr project hotline 1800 895 929.

Posted on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 (Archive on Thursday, 26 October 2017) Return