Midland underpass and road link works ready for hospital opening

Recent night work included the alignment of the eastbound rail line.
Recent night work included the alignment of the eastbound rail line.

WORK on the Midland railway underpass and link road upgrades will be ready for the November opening of the St John of God public and private hospitals.

The underpass project is two-thirds complete and progressing well, despite recent heavy rainfalls, according to Main Roads.

Clayton Street night work usually starts about 7pm and continues until about 6am to avoid causing daytime traffic delays.

The Midland Redevelopment Authority’s $15 million Clayton Street upgrade includes a roundabout, cycle lanes, pathways and native plant landscaping.

“Thursday nights they usually set up a little later, around 10pm, for late-night trading,” an MRA spokeswoman said.

“All work will be finished in time for the hospital opening.”

On the northern side of Lloyd Street, the eastern access road is sealed and entry to the shops is via this access road.

On the southern side of the underpass, a temporary detour road off Clayton Street leads to Coppershop Road.

The road is sealed and traffic controlled to enable shop deliveries and access for police vehicles during construction.

Access to the busy retail area has been continuous throughout the works.

Work in September and October will see the bridge supports and the walls of the cycle and pedestrian paths in the underpass completed.

The construction team achieved a major milestone with the installation of beams for the Cowie Close road bridge in a single day.