Lloyd Street upgrade takes shape for Midland Hospital

Roof-top views of major roadworks at Lloyd Street in Midland.  Picture: David Baylis           d439549
Roof-top views of major roadworks at Lloyd Street in Midland. Picture: David Baylis         d439549

WORK on the $77.7 million Lloyd Street road and rail project is on track for completion in time for the opening of the new Midland hospital.

The St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital will open on November 24, with the public entrance opposite Midland Railway Workshops in Centennial Place.

Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban said completion of the underpass was critical to the opening of the new hospital and he queried progress of the Lloyd Street upgrade in Parliament last Tuesday.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the “fantastic project for the eastern suburbs” was progressing well.

The State Government has spent $66 million on the project, with an additional $10 million from the Federal Government and contributions from the City of Swan and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. In recent weeks, the project has made visible progress and the underpass is taking shape.

Our photographer David Baylis was granted permission to climb the roof of The Good Guys Midland store to shoot work on the underpass.