Roads to close for new bridge works
Works to tie in the new Mandurah Bridge to Pinjarra Road are scheduled to start next week, with a number of road closures affecting traffic in the area.
From Monday, July 31, Mandurah Terrace will be closed between Pinjarra Road and Smart Street for four weeks to link the road and the new bridge on the Eastern Foreshore.
The Old Mandurah Bridge and Pinjarra Road will remain open during this time and detours will be in place via Sholl Street and Tuckey Street.
While the closure date is scheduled for July 31-August 28, a City of Mandurah spokeswoman said the dates were subject to change at short notice because of weather and “unforeseen operational matters”. Main Roads acting project director Gurdip Kundi said the project partners had worked hard to make sure the old bridge and Pinjarra Road were kept open to traffic throughout the construction phase as much as possible, but the temporary closure of Mandurah Terrace was essential to link the bridge to the wider road network.
The last of the 13 bridge segments reached the eastern shore in early June, and since then the construction team has worked to remove the launch nose and complete abutment works.
Works are now focusing on completing the eastern and western ends of the bridge and linking it to Mandurah Terrace.
Mayor Marina Vergone said the new bridge connection was a significant step towards delivering the important project for the local community.
“It’s exciting to see the work progress and our vision becoming a reality,” she said.
“I must add a huge thank you to road users, businesses and residents for their patience during this project.
“The City of Mandurah has made a significant investment to try to boost visitor numbers to businesses along Mandurah Terrace during the quieter winter months through space activation activities including the upcoming Winter Wonderland.”
During the closure, pedestrian access on Mandurah Terrace will be maintained and businesses in the area will be open as normal.