Yesterday’s launch will be followed by the opening of the road to two-way traffic running to Brisbane Street, as well as works to open William Street to two-way traffic, next week
City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the conversion of the streets back to two-way was about more than just traffic flows.
She said it would improve connectivity between existing streets and making it easier to navigate through the city.
‘Two-way traffic helps make surrounding areas more pedestrian friendly by discouraging fast passing traffic,’ she said.
City of Vincent chief executive John Giorgi said it would provide a more direct route and reduced journey times.
‘The City of Vincent’s section will become two-way as of Sunday, April 21,’ Mr Giorgi said.
‘The result will be two lanes in-bound heading into the City and two lanes out-bound. On-road parking will be permitted at all other times, outside of clearways, which occur during morning and afternoon peak periods.’
Beaufort Street will feature designated bus lanes.
Westbound bus services on Newcastle Street will now turn left on to Beaufort Street instead of William Street for southbound travel.
From next Sunday, southbound buses on William Street will instead run southbound on Beaufort Street .