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7 Feb 2018 — 31 Aug 2018

Trafalgar Square (Bett Carpark)

Betts Carpark Construction Zone Traffic and Pedsstrian Restrictions

Work is underway on a new building on the site of the former Bett Carpark.

Part of the work requires excavation of a 4.5m deep excavation below ground level for the basement. The work will involve the use of a crane to install the foundation and retaining wall reinforced concrete panels and will require access from Trafalgar Square. This means part of Trafalgar Square will be closed for an extended period.

The section of Trafalgar Square (as shown on the map) will be closed to traffic for three months from Wednesday 7 February 2018. Following that, the road will re-open as one lane only for a further three months. 

Throughout the closure period pedestrian access to the CBD will be via the walkway around Church Hill at the bottom of the Cathedral Steps. Access to the Innbetween Backpackers and Basement Café and Bar will be maintained from Selwyn Place.


Due to poor weather there has been delays onsite with this project. The revised dates are as follows:

Open to one way traffic - Wed 8 June
Road fully reinstated - Fri 31 August