Notice of services relocations works – from 23 January
From the week commencing 23 January 2023 through to the end of June, some telecommunication and electrical services will be relocated in various locations between Lovers Lane and Clackline-Toodyay Road.
This will involve Telstra and Western Power crews working in proximity to Toodyay Road. Light vehicles and some machinery will be visible from the road.
Creating the new corridors for telecommunications and power services will necessitate some minor vegetation removal along cadastral boundaries and around the new power pole locations to provide the access and safety clearances required by the service providers. All clearing will be undertaken in accordance with relevant environmental approvals and will be strictly limited to areas required for the new services corridor.
For more information, please view our latest Construction Update.
Removal of rock outcrop through controlled blasts – from 9 January 2023
From 9 January 2023, a series of controlled blasts will take place to fracture a small rocky outcrop located just north of the existing road. A temporary exclusion zone will be created prior to the blasting activities take place.
Blasts are scheduled to occur on weekdays from Monday to Thursday between a window of 12noon and 3pm.
There will only be one blast per day and the number of days required will be determined once the density of the rock is confirmed following the initial blasts.
To enable each blast to take place safely, traffic on Toodyay Road will be stopped in both directions for up to 15 minutes, once a day.
Traffic management will be in place to prevent road users from entering the exclusion zone during blasting activity.
Construction Update – November 2022
Construction activity on the 740m section of Toodyay Road adjacent to Coorinja Winery will begin at the end of the month. Construction will take place in this area from the end of November through to April 2023. We do not envisage significant disruption to traffic, though please note a temporary speed reduction will be in place and road users are advised to drive with care. It is also likely that a small number of short term (5-30 minute) closures will be required to enable to safe removal of a rocky outcrop to the north of the road. Further information will be shared with the community once dates and details have been received from the contractor.
For more information, in addition to an update on services relocations activity in other locations along the project alignment, please view our latest Construction Update.
Project Update – September 2022
Our latest Project Update newsletter is now available. The newsletter summarises the current status of the project and provides a lookahead to future stages. It also provides a recap on the scope and benefits of the project, as well as how the designs have evolved over the past five years in response to feedback from the local community.
Work on the Wheatbelt section recommences soon
Construction of the next stage, a 720 m section near Coorinja Winery, is scheduled to begin in late-November. Work includes widening and a minor realignment of Toodyay Road to the south of its current alignment. Traffic impact information will be provided closer to the date.
Metropolitan section mostly complete
The metro upgrade between Aspen Road and Dryandra Road is mostly complete. Resealing and final line-marking, will be completed in February.