CITY of Subiaco has begun $4.3 million worth of upgrades on Rokeby Road’s streetscape to improve safety and aesthetics.
The works, which began last month, include multi-use lighting poles to accommodate banners and overhead signage, upgrades to median strips and raising a number of carparking bays to encourage alfresco dining.
Subiaco chief executive Don Burnett said the City was working to ensure minimal disruption to businesses and visitors.
The City has co-ordinated the project with the Water Corporation and gas utility ATCO, who will also be undertaking works in Rokeby Road in the coming months.
“These upgrades are going to improve the look and feel of our iconic strip, fix some drainage issues and allow for safer pedestrian and vehicle movement,” he said.
“By the end of the year, visitors to the area will see better lighting, new street banners, street furniture and freshly paved surfaces.”
The works will take place from Roberts Road to Bagot Road and will be completed by November.
Mr Burnett said the upgrade would coincide with the arrival of new businesses to Subiaco.