Big holes in Wellington Street for city cyclists

WELLINGTON Street traffic will be disrupted from September to February 2015 year for major infrastructure works for the City Link project, the latest Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority newsletter says.

The newsletter does not specifically mention cyclists or cycleways.

The area affected is from Milligan Street to William Street where the major works will be for power, water, sewerage, stormwater drainage, gas and telecommunications to provide essential services for the thousands of new residents and workers in the Perth City Link development and build the capacity for the central business district to cater for its rapidly growing residential and working population.
In addition to the service upgrades, the City of Perth will be transforming Wellington Street into a classic tree lined boulevard providing an inviting pedestrian friendly environment, the MRA says.

Stage 1 will be from 31 August to  30 September 2013.

a)      31 August & 1 September, 7 September & 8 September – median tree removal and median strip lanes closed from Milligan Street to King Street
(Weekend work hours – Saturday 7:30am – 3:30pm, Sunday 9am – 3:30pm)

b)      16 September to 30 September – median island removal and installation of temporary road surface with the median strip lanes closed Milligan Street to King Street

Stage Two will affect cyclists using Shafto Lane from the end of September to early December 2013 when westbound lanes and parking bays will be closed from Shafto Lane to King Street for a drainage upgrade in southern carriageway.

Stage Three from early January to mid-March next year will close the westbound lanes and parking bays from William Street to King Street.

Stage Four will shut the eastbound lanes and parking bays between Milligan Street and King Street from mid-January to September next year.

There also will be localised traffic closures for power installation works in Prince Lane and Milligan Street.

More information is on the MRA website


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