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Permanent closure of Bayswater’s Whatley Crescent

Whatley Crescent between Hamilton Street and King William Street in Bayswater will be permanently closed to traffic from 7pm on June 11. 

Following a partial closure of this section of Whatley Crescent in January, next month’s permanent closure will allow work on Bayswater’s new train station to continue, and will make way for the future realignment of Whatley Crescent to link with Beechboro Road South.

Road users can use Olfe, Newton and Slade streets to move around the suburb, and the principal shared path detour will be temporarily relocated to the northern side of Whatley Crescent. 

Pedestrians will still have access to businesses along this section, and the car park on the corner of Coode Street and Railway Parade will be open. 

The pedestrian underpass from Bayswater Station to Whatley Crescent will remain closed on the southern side. However, pedestrian access to the town centre is still available under the bridge from Coode Street/Railway Parade or via the pedestrian level-crossing and shared path to Slade Street. 

Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said wayfinding signage has been installed at Bayswater Station to help with the changes. 

“These roads changes, which we began with the partial closure of Whatley Crescent in January, are needed to improve traffic movements, but most importantly make the area more pedestrian friendly” he said. 

“The project team has put in place many directional signs to help alleviate any confusion and to help the community and visitors get accustomed to the changes.”

More information on the Bayswater Station project can be found here.

Media contact: David Hynes, 9326 2526

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