Second O-bahn priority bus lane set to open on Hackney Road
9 May 2016
The first section of the outbound priority bus lane for the $160 million O-Bahn City Access Project will begin operating this afternoon in another milestone for the project.
The north-bound centrally aligned priority bus lane on Hackney Road will be in use just before this afternoon’s peak period and will operate between north of the Dequetteville Terrace/North Terrace intersection and just south of Richmond Street.
The city-bound bus lane in the centre of Hackney Road began operating last month.
These centrally aligned priority bus lanes will separate hundreds of O-Bahn buses each day from general traffic, and will minimise impacts to O-Bahn passengers during construction.
Interim pavement marking to identify the O-Bahn bus lanes will be in place however final completion of the road surface and pavement marking will be undertaken at a later date.
Current temporary lighting along Hackney Road will be replaced with permanent lighting which is expected to be in place by the end of May 2016.
The remaining section of the north-bound centrally aligned bus lane from south of Richmond Street up to the Gilberton entry of the 670 metre tunnel, will be completed when the Hackney Bridge widening is completed in late 2016.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) thanks road users for their patience.