Last year Water Corporation completed work to construct a water main under Victoria Park Drive, to supply water to the new Perth Stadium. As part of our standard post-construction process we do routine inspections. Recently we have noticed some dipping in the surface of the road in some sections along Victoria Park Drive, with a pothole forming near the intersection of Vasse Rise.
We have completed investigation and testing and have begun permanent repair work, via our authorised contractor Civcon.
Current lane closures and temporary detours (as of Monday 13 August 2018)
- Victoria Park Drive northbound lanes are closed after the Glenn Place roundabout to approximately 150m north of Vasse Rise.
- The Bow River Cres intersection remains open – this is the only entry and exit point for drivers into the Peninsula Estate.
- All northbound traffic (entering Victoria Park Dr from Great Eastern Hwy) will need to detour at the Glenn Pl roundabout via Bolton Ave, Camfield Dr, Roger Mackay Dr, to travel south bound along Victoria Park Dr to enter the Peninsula Estate via Bow River Cres.
- Bow River Cres remains open for south bound traffic on Victoria Park Dr to enter the Peninsula Estate.
- Bow River Cres remains open for exiting the Peninsula Estate onto Victoria Park Dr southbound only (“no left turn” signs in place).
Main Roads and traffic management specialists have advised against contraflow traffic (that is to run traffic one lane north and one lane south) on the sound bound side of Victoria Park Dr. As such, this is the safest way we can manage traffic for this repair work.
Download the Victoria Park Drive detour map [PDF 248KB]
What about traffic management for game day / events at the stadium?
For all AFL Game days and stadium event days traffic will continue to be managed by Main Roads and will be as per their normal set-up for traffic management. That is, we will re-open the right hand (fast) northbound lane on Victoria Park Dr on any major event / game day.
Why can't you just leave the right hand (fast) lane northbound open all week?
Unfortunately we can't have the right (fast) lane northbound open when we are completing our repair work as we need the space of both northbound lanes for our machinery, equipment and work crews in order to complete the work safely. On event days we are required to stop all work and either temporarily reinstate and / or isolate any work areas, in order to be able to reopen the right (fast) lane northbound.
What is required and how long will repairs take?
At this stage we do not know the exact duration required for this permanent repair work, as the methodology to repair differs along the pipeline route. However, we believe this could take about three months to finish all sections.
We are scheduling the work in stages to help with the traffic management in and out of the Peninsula estate. We are doing our best to try to balance the safety of our work crew and road users, with that of the impact of people living in the Peninsula Estate.
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We understand this work is disruptive to local residents in the Burswood precinct. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential work.
Robert Sherlock Quality Assurance, Water Corporation T: 0408 239 318
Sally Courboules, Community Engagement Water Corporation
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