Passengers to benefit from Causeway bus priority project
Work to build a second, 105m-long bus priority lane along the eastbound side of the Causeway roundabout in East Perth will begin on October 7.
Once complete, the Bus Priority Causeway Project will cut up to three minutes from peak-period journeys for passengers on 31 Transperth bus routes travelling towards Victoria Park Transfer Station.
The new bus lane will be adjacent to the existing bus lane, which will then merge into a single lane before crossing the bridge.
The extra lane will resolve safety and operational issues buses face when travelling from Adelaide Terrace on to the Causeway by allowing them to safely queue in two lanes before entering the roundabout, eliminating risky merging and frequent delay from buses accessing the bus stops prior to the intersection.
The lanes will be bus priority at all times.
The new lane will be created by resuming a section of the Causeway roundabout verge, though existing garden beds and trees will not be impacted.
The PTA is also working with Main Roads WA to investigate changes to the timing of traffic signals through the roundabout, to further improve traffic flow.
Works are expected to take eight weeks. Motorists and buses servicing stops 10138 and 10139 may experience minor delays during this time.
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