Plan ahead for major Perth road closure

The Mitchell Freeway southbound is being widened between Cedric and Vincent streets. Photo: Martin Kennealey. d491665
The Mitchell Freeway southbound is being widened between Cedric and Vincent streets. Photo: Martin Kennealey. d491665

DRIVERS are being urged to plan ahead for the closure of Scarborough Beach Road this weekend.

The road will be closed between Frobisher and Main streets in Osborne Park on Saturday from 6pm to Monday at 4am to allow installation of a cyclist and pedestrian bridge.

The bridge is being installed over Scarborough Beach Road as part of the Mitchell Freeway southbound widening project, which is creating an additional 7km lane between Cedric and Vincent streets and a shared path between Hutton Street and Glendalough station.

Drivers will be detoured along Hutton and Powis streets.

Map of road closures in Osborne Park this weekend. Image: Main Roads

The closure will also affect access to Glendalough Station, with commuters required to enter using the footbridge south of the station via Cayley Street or Goody Close.

Transperth advised bus routes 414 and 990 will be affected and recommended Stirling Station as a more convenient option.

Main Roads has scheduled a subsequent road closure on Monday, October 7 from 8pm to October 8 at 4am so concrete can be poured for the bridge.

It said the times were chosen to minimise impacts on residents and businesses.

Commuters will need to access Glendalough Station from the south footbridges. Image: Transperth

About the bridge and shared path:

-The bridge over Scarborough Beach Road will be constructed using a separated cyclist and pedestrian design and enclosed using perforated aluminium sheets.

-The section between the Glendalough Station footbridge and Roberts Street will feature the first separated facility for riders and pedestrians in the Perth metropolitan area.

-The bridge is 60m long and 7m wide with a 4m path for cyclists and 2m space for pedestrians.

-It was made in Naval Base with steel sourced from businesses in Bibra Lake and Kwinana.

More on the project here.

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