Road access under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge between West Basin and Commonwealth Park will be closed from Monday 19 June until Friday 8 September to allow for the construction of a new public park.

The temporary closure of Barrine Drive, to allow work to begin on Point Park next to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at the southern headland of West Basin, has been timed to allow the road to be reopened for Floriade.

Barrine Drive will be closed again after Floriade until the park is completed in early 2018, when it will be reopened as a shared zone.

Both West Basin and Commonwealth Park will remain accessible to users during the closure but some diversions would be in place for drivers looking for access from the opposite sides of Commonwealth Avenue.

Vehicle access during the closure will still be available to both West Basin (entry and exit northbound on Commonwealth Avenue) and to Commonwealth Park (exit and entry southbound on Commonwealth Avenue).

Drivers wanting to access or exit these areas in the opposite direction will need to turn around at Vernon Circle to the north or via the Flynn Drive off-ramp at the southern end of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the signalised Commonwealth Avenue crossing. 

These diversions will be in place both day and night.

Detour signage and barriers will be in place to alert motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to the closure and direct them to the diversions.

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