The following roadworks will be in place to facilitate this project:
Yale Road to Bannister Road
Ongoing until December 2017
24 hour works
Construction of a detour road was completed in the first quarter of 2017 and Nicholson Road traffic (from Bannister Road to Yale Road / Garden Street roundabout) has been realigned onto this temporary road. Diverting the traffic has allowed a new work area to be established, incorporating the footprint of the future bridge
This temporary detour road is key to the staged construction methodology for the project
Work on site is now focused on ramp and bridge construction and will involve:
Nicholson Road has been reduced to two lanes in each direction for the works. Additional lane and road closures will be in place at night and during the day at off-peak traffic times.
Road and bridge works may cause delays and we request road users to plan their journey, allow extra travel time, and if possible avoid using Nicholson Road. Road users should be aware that traffic management will remain on the road at all times.
The Nicholson Road (bridge) Over Rail project includes road and bridge construction on Nicholson Road between Bannister Road, Canning Vale and Yale Road / Garden Street, Thornlie.
The new road bridge will take Nicholson Road over the Midland to Fremantle Freight Railway and remove the level railway crossing, which is used by about 30 trains per day. Nicholson Road carries about 44,000 vehicles per day and the boom gates, which are down for two minutes per train, interrupt traffic flows on Nicholson Road for up to 60 minutes per day.
The new traffic bridge will enhance traffic operations, economic efficiencies and safety by permanently removing the interface between the road and railway line.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments.
The works include:
As the project will impact adjacent residents, a Construction Reference Group has been established to:
For additional information please contact our Customer Information Centre on:
Tel: 138 138