To allow the Perth City Link Rail Alliance to construct the Fremantle Line tunnel, a section of the Roe Street shared path needs to be relocated.
From Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April, cyclists and pedestrians will experience temporary delays on the Roe Street Principal Shared Pathway (PSP) next to Perth Station, between Beaufort and William streets (please see map below).
The Perth City Link Rail Alliance will be completing landscaping works inside Perth Station and a fence will be installed on the south side (closest to Perth Station) of the Roe Street PSP to carry out the works.
Trucks will be crossing the PSP from Roe Street and traffic controllers will be controlling these movements to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Water barriers, signage, and traffic management will also be in place, and we ask cyclists and pedestrians to please slow down and take extra care in this area.
Work will soon begin to build the new underground bus station (Perth Busport), which will include the latest amenities and an innovative dynamic stand-allocation system. To accommodate people who currently use the Wellington Street Bus Station, two temporary stations are being built – one on Roe Street, and the other on Wellington Street.
The Roe Street temporary facility will be operational from Sunday 12 January 2014 and used until mid-2016.
The temporary Roe Street facility will result in some changes to the PSP on Roe Street, between William and Milligan streets from Monday December 16.
Cyclists will need to be aware that once the station becomes operational buses will cross the PSP in two locations, opposite Lake Street, where buses will enter and exit the temporary facility (see map). Slow zones will be installed at these locations for the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and buses.
Cyclists will also notice a new merge zone with pedestrians further east on the PSP (opposite Nicks Lane), bus passengers will have access to Roe Street from the station via a gate (see map).
For one week from Tuesday, 6 March, a section of the Roe Street shared path, which runs along the railyard (or south side), will close from 9.30am to 4.00pm each day.
While the path is closed from Milligan Street to William Street, cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use the signalled intersection at these streets to cross and use the path on the other side of the road.
The closure allows the Perth City Link Rail Alliance to install groundwater wells.
Relocated Roe Street pedestrian/cyclist shared path
During and after the works are completed cyclists are asked to take care and slow down as the area will be congested with pedestrians and the shared path will cross an intersection.
Please share this information with your members. Details are in this attached fact sheet and on the project website.
Construction program – Stage 2
The works are currently in Stage 2 of construction which will continue from early to mid October.
A 60 m section of Roe Street, west of William Street, will reduce to one lane in each direction. While this work is underway, vehicles heading east along Roe Street will not be able to turn right on to the Horseshoe Bridge.
Large vehicles heading south along William Street will not be able to turn right at Roe Street and should detour via James Street and then Lake Street to turn into Roe Street.
Cyclists are asked to use the current map:
Impact on Cyclists during construction
The existing shared path, inside the arm of the Horseshoe Bridge, will remain open until stage one works are completed, then cyclists will be directed to use the new section of path. During stage two, cyclists may be redirected to avoid construction work.
Completed shared path
The completed section of relocated path, 60 metres west and 140 metres east of the Roe/William streets intersection, will reduce westbound Roe Street traffic to one lane (see map).
A new signalled pedestrian and cycle crossing will be installed at the northern end of the Horseshoe Bridge to allow safe crossing at William Street.
A change from asphalt to paving and pavement signage will alert cyclists as they approach the intersection to the modified path.