Construction

Construction Impacts

The NEWest Alliance, made up of CPB Contractors, Downer Group and the Public Transport Authority is progressing the detailed design, planning and procurement. Main construction is also underway in some areas of the project.

If you have questions about the upcoming works get in touch with us. For after-hours enquiries, please contact the Site Duty Manager on 1800 413 987.

Nicholson Road site

Site Investigation (August - September)

Potholing, survey and other site investigation work will take place around the future Nicholson Road Station site in Canning Vale at Tulloch Way, Panama Street and Vostan Road. Potholing and survey will be undertaken in verges and the testing of road pavement will take place on local roads.

Traffic management, including vehicles and directional signage will be in place. Access to properties and businesses maintained. 

Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and any areas disturbed as part of these investigation works will be restored.

Night Works (September - October)

Potholing to locate services along Nicholson Road will take place between 7pm and 7am.

Temporary lane closures will be in place at Nicholson Road from Vostan Road to the rail corridor each night while traffic volumes are lower and to ensure the safety of our workforce.

There may be increased noise from machinery used. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts and all works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Site Establishment (From 14 September)

Clearing at the Nicholson Road Station site to progress works in the rail corridor.

Works will include:

  • Establishing access from Tulloch Way to the project site to allow work to start in the rail corridor
  • Fauna trapping and fauna spotting associated with clearing activities
  • Clearing and mulching vegetation 

During these works, use of large construction equipment including excavators, clearing machines, chain saws, mulchers, trucks and water carts will be noticeable.

The work has relevant environmental approvals and every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. 

Ranford Road site

Road Works

Long term closure of Livingston Drive (September – Late 2021)

A long term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes will be in place from September 4, 2020. 
 
Livingstone Drive will be closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties will need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road. 
 
On 4 December, the Waste Transfer Station access off Ranford Road will be closed and all Waste Transfer Station traffic (except for operation vehicles) will need to use Wilfred Road. 
 
Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) will be in place, including reduced travel speeds.  Significant construction work will also occur alongside Ranford Road with a construction site set up.  
 
For out of hours queries the Site Duty Manager can be contacted on 1800 413 987.

 

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For out of hours queries the Site Duty Manager can be contacted on 1800 413 987
 

Ranford Road, northbound and southbound, from north of Bannister Road to south of Jacksonia Gate (July - September)

  • Lane closures: 6pm to 6am, Monday to Friday, from Monday 20 July until end September 2020

Access to properties and businesses will be maintained. The work will involve traffic management vehicles and temporary reduction in speed limits, so please proceed with caution, adhere to the speed limit and take note of directional signage.

Please note that these are projected timeframes and are subject to change due to weather and/or operational requirements. Updates will be posted here. 

During these works, there will be construction vehicle movements and use of equipment, including generators, which may be noticeable. However, every effort will be made to minimise disturbance. 

 

Out of hours works

Night shift work and temporary lane closures will take place in Ranford Road from this month to create a safe construction site to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes. The work will involve the removal of the Ranford Road median between Jacksonia Gate and Bannister Road, followed by preparation to temporarily realign the traffic lanes to the east. Traffic management will be in place to protect the community, road users and our workforce.

Night shift will be required 6pm to 7am, Monday to Friday, from Monday 20 July until the end of September 2020 and activities will include:

  • Removal of trees, vegetation, kerbing, pavement and soil.
  • Delivery, loading and unloading of materials including at the site laydown area northwest of the existing bridges over the rail.
  • Installation of new road pavement, asphalt, line marking, kerbing, retaining walls, line marking and traffic safety barriers.
  • Preparation for movement of some bus stops and pedestrian crossing points.

During these works, associated noise and vibration may be noticeable to nearby residents. However, a local government-approved noise management plan will be adhered to and every effort will be made to minimise disturbance.

Future Ranford Road Precinct

Construction of a new bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale will provide a longer and higher bridge to accommodate the new electric passenger trains within the existing rail corridor. Works to prepare the site for construction are underway.

What’s happening now?

  • Survey, potholing and geotechnical investigations are ongoing across the precinct,
  • Delivery and stockpiling of materials and equipment
  • Approved clearing of vegetation within the site footprint
  • Relocation of various utilities (including gas, water and drainage pipelines, telecommunications and power cables)
  • Earthmoving and other civil works along the rail corridor
  • Stage 2 Ranford Road roadworks from 4 September 2020 and  speed limit reduction to 40km/hr Ranford Road between Livingstone Drive and Bannister Road
  • Temporary relocation of some bus stops
  • Temporary relocation of some pedestrian crossing points
  • Installation of traffic safety barriers
  • Altered signals and traffic configuration at the Ranford Road / Bannister Road intersection

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Rail Corridor

Level Crossing Closure (5 October 2020 – mid 2022)

The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie will be closed until mid-2022 to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.

There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. Traffic management and detours will be in place, so please allow additional travel time. Access will be maintained to nearby properties.

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie, Canning Vale will notice an increase in work in the project area in coming months. Works will also take place at site facilities.

Works will include clearing, ground surveys,  installation of fencing, installation of an underground conduit for temporary cabling supporting freight rail operations, relocation of utilities, Set up and use of site facilities, earthworks and retaining wall construction.

Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.

There may be increased noise from machinery use. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans. 

 

Construction Works (September – December)

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, Jandakot and Ranford Road, Canning Vale will notice an increase in work in the project area in coming months.

Works will include clearing, ground surveys, installation of fencing, installation of an underground conduit for temporary cabling supporting freight rail operations, Installation of temporary rail level crossings for construction vehicles, relocation of utilities, use of site facilities, earthworks, access road improvement and preparation of crane and rig platforms and retaining wall construction.

During these works, there will be construction vehicle movements and use of large equipment, which may be noticeable. Traffic management on some local roads will also take place. Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance.

Site Investigation and Establishment

Geotechnical testing, survey and potholing has started and will continue in the coming months. Most of this investigation will be in the freight and passenger rail corridors between Beckenham and Cockburn Central stations.

Some low impact survey work, involving light vehicles and hand held survey equipment, will take place outside of normal working hours, Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 7am.

However, some investigation will be required away from the rail alignment, which is low impact but may be noticeable.

Temporary work site at Tom Bateman Reserve (September 3 - 30)

The following works will take place:

Fauna trapping ahead of clearing activities and fauna spotting during clearing activities, potholing to locate services within the rail corridor, clearing vegetation, including weed control, delivery, loading and unloading of materials, installation of fencing around the temporary work site and establishment of site access points to Wilfred Road. 

Works will include use of large construction vehicles and equipment. Traffic management will be in place and access within the reserve will be temporarily reduced. 

Every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. Any disturbed areas will be rehabilitated

Clearing

Approved clearing of vegetation will take place from mid-July along the freight rail corridor between Thornlie Station and Ranford Road, as well as at the future Nicholson Road Station and the existing Thornlie Station.

Clearing will be within the project area and has been minimised as much as possible, while accommodating new infrastructure including the rail lines, station buildings and retaining walls.

Enabling Works

A number of Main Roads WA projects are undertaking enabling works for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. These include Karel Avenue upgrade and Kwinana Freeway widening projects. Visit the Main Roads WA project pages for more information.

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