Here is an email I received today re: closure of Grey St this weekend. Just thought I'd let anyone on the River loop know so they can plan accordingly.
Just to advise that Tower crane 1 at the Rydges end of the BCEC construction site, will be removed this weekend (fingers crossed with the weather)
This is a major operation and will involve total closure of Grey St between Glenelg and Melbourne Sts (including pedestrians) from approx 1:30am this coming Saturday morning (April 9th). If all goes according to plan, the road should be re-opened by 6:00pm on Saturday evening but this could be extended into Sunday if there are issues.
QPAC and Rydges are fully informed and vehicular access will be available to their buildings through the traffic controllers.
Authorised vehicular access to the Russell St area (and onto the promenade) will similarly be available through the traffic controllers ( drivers need to advise the controllers they have a requirement to access the area) This will apply to the ABC and SHARC construction sites as well.
It is important to note that pedestrians are to be diverted from Grey St through the Parklands (via the Arbour) for the duration of these works and additional traffic controllers will be on hand to assist in pedestrian management. Signage is to be installed by the traffic controllers to assist in directing these people.
Police will be onsite as part of the traffic control operation to assist with any issues.
VMS signs warning drivers of these impending works have been in place on Grey St since Tuesday.
A similar exercise will occur the following weekend (April 16/17) for tower crane 2. The removal tower crane 3 will occur in May (probably on May 14 / 15)
Advance advice regarding these proposed works and the impacts has been available on the web site and have been sent to stakeholders.
Please advise any other â€œcustomersâ€ or parties likely to be affected.