A frenzy of road and rail construction is creating summer transport disruptions around Australia.
This will affect bike riding conditions and journey times. Some forward planning using the information below will help you schedule and plan your route for a trouble-free trip.
If you must travel through a construction zone, allow sufficient time for your journey. Obey all signs and directions by traffic management workers.
NSW summer transport disruptions
Sydney riders using some train services to go further afield will experience disruptions.
Hornsby Junction trackwork affects T1 Northern, North Shore and Central Coast and Newcastle Intercity services until Sunday 14 January. Track further train disruptions here.
Victorian summer transport disruptions
Melbourne is in the midst of a road and rail construction boom, causing a slew of summer transport disruptions.
The level-crossing removal project is responsible for works that will interrupt a number of bike routes through January. In addition, buses that replace trains on many services cannot carry bikes. See VicRoads for details.
PTV also have a guide to your summer choices for public transport.
Find more detail in a larger map below.
Tasmanian summer transport disruptions
Cycle tourists and commuters in Tasmania have some significant roadworks to negotiate this season.
The Huon Highway shoulder-sealing project will bring a great result for bike riders in the long term but will cause disruptions in the meantime. Shoulder sealing will be undertaken along a 5.5 kilometre section of the highway south of Franklin from the Fleurtys Road junction to Shipwrights Point in Port Huon.
The work will also include sealing the gravel informal pull-over area opposite Huon Eldercare in Franklin. This will be sealed and signed to provide a viewing / photo opportunity area for tourists to safely stop off the highway.
The works are due to be completed by end of April 2018, subject to weather conditions.
Further information about the project can be found on the Department of State Growth website: www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects
Other works to avoid or anticipate are:
- Bonnet Hill, continuing to end April
- Lyell Highway Ouse to Strickland, continuing to end April
- Tasman Highway Mornington Interchange Westbound off-ramp, continuing until end Feb
- Esk Main Road Tullochgorum Creek to West of Mount Foster Road, continuing to end April
- Murchison Highway north of Pieman Road, continuing until end April
- Midland Highway in various parts, continuing until end May.
More projects and more detail is found at http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/closures_delays
Queensland summer transport disruptions
See the Queensland Traffic interactive map for a real-time display of summer transport disruptions and a future-travel projection for planning your journey.
Know of any other significant closures and detours? Let us know.