Elton John's Wollongong concert will cause traffic disruptions

WIN Stadium file photo. Picture: Greg Totman
WIN Stadium file photo. Picture: Greg Totman

Harbour Street in Wollongong will have traffic disruptions this week and road closures on Sunday for Elton John’s one-off concert at WIN Stadium.

Local residents have already been advised multiple semi-trailers will be accessing the stadium via the Southern Stand before and after the event to build the stage then load it out.

Stop/Slow traffic control will be in place on Harbour Street (between Bank and Stewart Street) from Tuesday September 19 to Saturday September 22 again on Monday September 25 and Tuesday September 26.

On Sunday September 24 Harbour Street will be closed between Stewart and Crown Streets from 3pm to 10pm to accommodate the 20,000 fans heading to the stadium to watch the concert.

Sir Elton John in concert in Canberra in 2012. Picture: Karleen Minney

Sir Elton John in concert in Canberra in 2012. Picture: Karleen Minney

The NSW Transport Management Centre has also advised motorists to expect delays on Sunday and advise the use of public transport where possible while parking will also be in high demand.

They expect traffic to be heavy around WIN Stadium including Crown Street, Burelli Street and Corrimal Street, while motorists should be extra careful for pedestrians.

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