Part of one of Brisbane's major CBD routes - William Street – will be closed for six years and 50 bus routes will need to be changed before Christmas to allow Queens Wharf Casino constructions to commence, according to Brisbanetimes.com.au.
From January 1, Queens Wharf Road will also be closed permanently.
The news signals the start of almost $10 million of major inner-city roadwork changes needed to begin construction for the new multi-billion dollar Queen's Wharf casino and entertainment resort between George and William streets.
William Street will be closed from Elizabeth Streets and Margaret Streets from the end of 2016, with expectations this area will remain closed for six years.
The plans, detailed in Brisbane City Council meetings today, mean 47 bus routes will be impacted and about 11 intersections in the CBD will need to be upgraded or changed, according to The Courier-Mail.
The report said bus services will be moved to various locations including from William Street onto Edward Street, Charlotte and Mary streets.
Additional traffic will also be redirected onto George Street.
Infrastructure Committee chairwoman Councillor Amanda Cooper said the project was budgeted at $19 million for changes to the CBD and the Cultural Centre busway and Grey St areas, with the cost in the CBD expected to be $10 million, The Courier-Mail said.