On Wednesday morning, driving in the Wollongong CBD will be a little bit different.
As part of the ongoing work to create a cycle lane along Smith Street, the road will become one-way in an eastbound direction.
Read more: Bike lane takes away CBD parking spaces
The one-way stretch will be between Keira and Kembla streets.
Traffic control will be in place indicating that there is no left turn from Church Street into Smith Street and at the roundabout from Kembla Street to Smith Street.
While the ultimate plan is to have a bike lane on the southern side and car parking available on both sides of the road, while construction is carried out, all parking on the southern side of the road will be removed.
A spokeswoman said the Wollongong Public School kiss and drop area along Smith Street will still be accessible for parents.
The pop-up cycle lane is outlined in Wollongong City Council's Cycling Strategy.
"We understand we're asking drivers to change their habits when it comes to how they move about that part of the city," Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.
"Those who don't frequent Wollongong CBD often may be surprised by these changes."
Upon completion of this section of Smith Street between Keira and Kembla streets, work will begin on the remaining section between Kembla and Harbour streets.
We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.
Subscribe to our newsletters
I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.