Durlacher - Maitland Streets Roundabout

Construction of a roundabout at the Durlacher- Maitland Streets T-intersection, an identified Black Spot and one of the busiest intersections in the CBD, will begin on 19 October 2020. Read more here

Local contractor Red Dust Holdings will be undertaking the works, which are expected to be completed by early January 2021. Read more here

The project will improve traffic safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians whilst improving traffic flow in the area.

Over the years traffic congestion has steadily increased along Durlacher and Maitland Streets in the vicinity of the schools with almost 9,000 vehicles traveling through the intersection every day.

Project Newsletter here


Durlacher Maitland Streets intersection at rush hour

IMAGE: Durlacher and Maitland Streets T-intersection.

Durlacher Street Partial Road Closure During Construction Works

To safely facilitate the construction of the roundabout, which also includes the construction of a new service road for businesses located at the intersection, a closure of Durlacher Street between Waldeck Street and the west side of the T-intersection is required. The closure will go into effect on Monday 19 October 2020 and stay in place till works are completed.

Access to Pizza Hut, Thrifty Car and Truck Hire and the private residence next door (No.103) will still be available. Access to Centacare, St Vinnies and the Family Relationship Centre carpark for clients and customers only will be available from a temporary entrance from Maitland Street. Durlacher Street residents with properties located within the road closure will also be able to access their homes.

The City understands this closure will cause disruption so to assist some traffic movement in the area a one-way detour from Durlacher Street to Maitland Street over the QEII carpark will be in place. This detour will be for light vehicles only such as car, utes and motorbikes.

The following changes to traffic management on Maitland Street will also come into effect on the day:

  • Maitland Street from Cathedral Avenue to Durlacher Street will be open to local traffic only;
  • Access to St Francis Xavier Primary School will still be available via Maitland Street;
  • A dedicated, school kiss and drop zone, will be located on Maitland Street across from the Bishops House;
  • The Maitland Street entrance to the QEII carpark will be closed.

To ensure QEII Centre patrons and other facility users have adequate parking during the works the following changes to car parking in the area will also be in place:

  • The QEII carpark will be reserved for QEII patrons and facility users only. Access to the carpark will be from the Durlacher Street entrance only;
  • Additional parking for QEII patrons and facility users will be available on the grassed area located behind the QEII. Access to this area is from Durlacher Street.


Sit Map of changes to traffic management and parking during the construction period.

View PDF of Site map here

 Map of change to traffic management and parking

Roundabout Design

ROundabout design

Additional Project Works

Construction of the roundabout, which includes utility services relocations, construction of  a new service road for businesses located at the intersection and the removal of six small trees and five large Norfolk Pine trees will also be undertaken.

Although the City’s preference is to maintain and keep trees where they are, the removal of these trees are necessary to improve traffic safety at the intersection including safe intersection sight distance, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, safe passing opportunities on Durlacher Street and to improve the general traffic operation of the intersection. 

The City will offset their removal of these trees by planting a significant number of street trees in the upgrade to Cathedral Avenue, a project that is part of the revitalisation of the CBD.  More here

Check out the City Centre Revitalisation 3D fly though video here

Project Funding

Construction of the $1.83 million roundabout is jointly funded with the State Government Black Spot Program contributing $622,000 towards the project.

State Government Blak Spot Program Sign