TRAFFIC disruptions are expected on William Street in Northbridge from next week.
The Water Corporation will start work to replace a 120-year-old water main on William Street on August 19.
The work will be held in stages along William Street between Newcastle and James streets, and then between James and Roe streets, and is expected to be finished by October.
Water Corporation spokeswoman Clare Lugar said the work would be completed in two stages to help reduce the impact on the area.
The work had been timed to ensure it was finished before the summer trading period.
Ms Lugar said the Water Corporation had worked closely with William Street businesses, the City of Perth and the community to reduce the work’s impact as much as possible.
“While this work is essential, we understand there will be some impacts on street life so we encourage people to still head to their favourite venues on William Street,” she said.
“There will be traffic detours during the work, with northbound lanes of William Street being closed for the project, but we will ensure pedestrians have good footpath access to local businesses at all times.”
The work is part of the Pipes for Perth program.
The Water Corporation has support processes in place if a business experiences any financial loss as a result of the work.
For more information on this project, including a map, visit watercorporation.com.au/pipesforperthWilliamStreet.