Bayswater Community Zone
In preparation for the TBMs’ final advance into the dive structure and the removal of larger TBM parts off site, some works were required on services currently located under the principal shared path (PSP) adjacent to Guildford Road. As a result, a section of the PSP has been temporarily shifted on to Guildford Road from mid-January to early-July.
View a map of the temporary changes to the PSP.
A temporary diversion of the PSP to the eastern side of Guildford Road will be in place from Friday July 3 to Saturday July 4, before Guildford Road will be returned to its original state.
With the TBMs now out of the way, the crew has been able to resume work on the portal building located above the tunnel entry and exit. Hollow precast planks were delivered and installed late-May, extending the footprint of the building above the dive structure.
Earthworks to prepare for the installation of rail at the western end of site has commenced in April. Some compaction work is required and as a result intermittent vibration may be experienced by nearby residents.
Early works have commenced on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes earthmoving and installation of services such as lighting. Keen observers may notice light poles being installed along the path within the construction site boundary. First asphalt is planned to be laid during the winter months.
The section of the PSP located within the construction boundary will remain closed until the project is completed, with the current diversion along Whatley Crescent staying active. While work and heavy vehicle movement is still ongoing, this is the safest option for cyclists and pedestrians.
Installation of the infrastructure supporting the trains for the Forrestfield and Midland lines has commenced in May. This includes masts for overhead lines, as well as signalling infrastructure.