Whatley Crescent West temporary closure (4 October – 18 December 2021)
Whatley Crescent from King William Street to Garratt Road will be temporarily closed for essential works including the relocation of a sewer pressure main and construction of the new bridge.
Access to the Leake Street underpass and crossing will be accessible, except for 10 days during the December school holidays.
Pedestrian access to businesses and the shared path detour route along Whatley Crescent will always be maintained.
This temporary closure allows the work to be completed in a safer and quicker way, compared to multiple partial closures that would involve close interaction between vehicles and construction work.
Night and weekend works (17-22 September 2021)
Works will take place near the railway and near overhead electrical lines. Works include piling cropping and installing concrete foundations for overhear wire masts, with the majority of works south of the railway between King William and Hamilton streets.
Works will occur nightly from Friday 17 to Monday 19 September between 7pm-5am, and nightly from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 September from 7pm-7am.
Services on the Midland Line will be cancelled from the evening of Friday 17 to last service Sunday 19 September. Bus replacement services will be in operation. Plan ahead with Transperth.
Earth works, piling and structural works (mid-September to mid-November)
A permanent retaining wall will be built along Whatley Crescent, east of King William Street.
Temporary fencing, existing roadway, footpath and services will need to be removed. Some existing footpath will also need to be narrowed. The use of a structural piling rig is required, along with excavation and compaction works.
Once complete, the footpath will be reinstated with new landscaping to follow.
Shared path detour (ongoing)
A shared path detour will be in place along Whatley Crescent, between Slade and Leake streets.
Part of the new detour includes crossing at the station’s level crossing.
To allow safe crossing, the traffic lights at the King William Street and Whatley Crescent intersection will prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.
Pedestrians can continue to use the footpath along Whatley Crescent for access to local businesses.
Utility services works (ongoing)
To enable construction of the new station several major utility services (telecommunications, electricity and sewerage) are being relocated.
This may include works by service providers in local streets. All works will follow approved Traffic Management Plans. To minimise the impact on local residents, the majority of works will be completed during the day. If your home services are impacted, you will be notified in advance with the time and date of the service disruption.
Residents will be notified in advance of any planned out of hours works.
Piling and excavation (from 15 March 2021)
We’re installing sheet piles and permanent bored piles. Sheet piling involves the installation of temporary metal barriers in the ground to protect the existing station and rail infrastructure while the surrounding ground level is excavated and lowered. Permanent piling involves deep drilling into the ground to create strong foundations for the new station bridges. We’re using a 30m high piling rig and crane as we drill around 180 piles to a depth of 21m.
Residents and businesses may be impacted by vibration, noise and dust. Approved noise and vibration management plans are in place and monitors have been set around the worksite to ensure we comply with standards. Watercarts will be used for dust suppression.