Works will soon begin to upgrade the principal shared path (PSP) on the southern side of Bayswater Station.
The $1.5 million upgrade will see the construction of a new section of PSP, to connect the existing pathway at either end of the station. The new PSP will start at the eastern side of the King William Street bridge, run alongside the Whatley Crescent car park, and join the existing PSP opposite Slade Street. The project will also include extending the PSP over the existing underpass.
When complete, the PSP connection will greatly improve safety and accessibility at the station by separating bicycle and pedestrian traffic from car movements.
Forward works began in 2016 and included changing the alignment of the car bays and changes to access/egress. Now that this work is complete, vehicles are only able to enter the car park from the west and exit from the east.
The number of parking bays available is currently reduced due to the presence of water-filled barriers, which provide a safe pathway for cyclists through the carpark (see below map). Once the PSP upgrade is complete these bays will be reinstated and there will be no need for cyclists to enter the car park.
As with the initial car park upgrade works, construction will be staged to reduce the number of bays impacted during works.
Timeline of works
Mid - late 2016: Forward works completed
Late 2016: Release of tender for PSP upgrade
Early 2017: PSP works start
Mid 2017: PSP upgrade complete
Works will start Tuesday 18 April, with the upgrade expected to take three months to complete.
- During construction, access to the pedestrian underpass from the southern side of the station will be closed;
- Pedestrians can access the platform via the pedestrian path under the King William Street bridge, or via the level crossing;
- A temporary PSP ramp will connect the existing PSP with the pedestrian path;
- Delivery of construction materials will target non-peak periods;
- Some car bays may be temporarily closed, as required by the construction team;
- Passengers should continue to be mindful of the presence of water-filled barriers, which provide a safe pathway for cyclists through the car park.
All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. Any further impacts will be clearly communicated as the project progresses.
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For more information about the project, read the project overview fact sheet, call 13 62 13 or email email@example.com