MANDURAH Terrace will remain closed for a further period to allow essential tie-in works with the new bridge, due to adverse weather conditions and higher than average rainfall.
Mandurah Terrace has been closed since works started to connect the new bridge to Pinjarra Road on July 31 but new asphalt cannot be laid in excessive wet weather.
The City of Mandurah and project partners Main Roads WA and Georgiou are working to make up lost time, allocating additional resources and working on Saturdays.
Pedestrian access to the new bridge is likely in early September.
Vehicles will be able to use the new bridge mid-September, weather permitting.
The old traffic bridge and Pinjarra Road will remain open, along with businesses on Mandurah Terrace.
Detours are in place via Sholl Street and Tuckey Street.
Despite the rain, significant elements of the work completed include retaining walls near Tuckey House and The Bridge Restaurant, the approach slab, earthworks to raise the bridge level at the eastern end and the expansion joint between the bridge deck and the landing.
City chief executive Mark Newman thanked all those who continued to visit businesses on Mandurah Terrace while the road has been closed and making the effort to visit the Winter Wonderland on the eastern foreshore.
“We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and we are pushing ahead to make sure the bridge connection works are finished as soon as possible,’’ he said.