Bayswater Community Zone
Works are progressing well in and around the Bayswater construction site. With the completion of the rail overpass, excavation of the dive structure, in conjunction with the installation of temporary and permanent struts, has been a major focus.
To date, more than 30,000 tonnes of soil have been removed from the 400m long dive structure which will form the entry/exit point to the tunnels for trains. The surplus Bassendean Sand, which can be found up to a depth of eight metres, is being transported to Forrestfield where it is used to backfill the station’s retaining wall. It is expected that 90,000t of material will be reused at Forrestfield by the end of the year, addressing a key component of the project’s sustainability program. Excavation is scheduled to be completed late-November.
After completion of the concrete slabs for the 100m long rail overpass at Bayswater Junction, excavation underneath the overpass has now commenced. A total of 804 cubic metres of concrete was used to build the structure, which will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.
The large retaining wall built adjacent to Railway Parade to support the temporary Midland Line has been turned into a piece of art thanks to PTA's Right Track program. Perth urban artist Drew Straker, in conjunction with 75 up-and-coming junior artists, completed the work of art inspired by native animals and WA landscapes. The mural, 500m in length, is the longest of its kind in WA and one of the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.
The cycle path that previously travelled through the construction site has been diverted to Whatley Crescent. Additionally, the road speed has been reduced to 30kph in that area to enable cyclists to travel safely through the area. View shared path map here.
The reinstatement of the embankment of the cross passage site at the Guildford Road exit off Tonkin Highway is underway following the completion of jet grouting activities.
The next major activity will be the construction of the dive structure base slab which includes waterproofing and sealing, followed by a series of concrete pours.
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