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The Townsville City Council’s $51 million CBD Utilities Upgrade works have moved into Walker Street today, requiring a temporary road closure.
Walker Street, near the intersection with Blackwood Street, will be closed for up to five days while aging underground water pipes in the road area are replaced.
Traffic control will be in place and access into Walker Street via Blackwood Street will be limited to local traffic only.
The bus stop in Walker St at the Blackwood St end will be unavailable during the work. Passengers will be able to access Sunbus services outside the council building or around the corner in Stanley Street.
Drivers approaching the CBD from Ingham Road, Woolcock Street or Charters Towers Road are encouraged to use Flinders St or Boundary/Saunders Street as an alternative to Sturt St to minimise congestion during peak times.
Infrastructure Services Committee chairman Cr Mark Molachino urged motorists to use an alternative route from next Tuesday.
“The Blackwood St/Walker Street corner is a busy route in and out of the city and the project team is highly aware of the need to complete the work and have the road reopened as soon as possible,” Cr Molachino said.