Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Works to tie in the new Mandurah Bridge to Pinjarra Road are scheduled to start on July 31.

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.

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.

Detours will be in place via Sholl Street and Tuckey Street. Please note, while the closure date is scheduled for July 31 until August 28, the closure start and end dates are subject to change at short notice due to weather and unforeseen operational matters.

Main Roads Acting Project Director Gurdip Kundi said the project partners had worked hard to make sure that the old bridge and Pinjarra Road were kept open to traffic throughout the construction phase as much as possible, however the temporary closure of Mandurah Terrace was essential to link the bridge to the wider road network.

Mayor Marina Vergone said the new bridge connection was a significant step to delivering this 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 project partners have been working to minimise the effects on the community during this major project.

During the closure, pedestrian access on Mandurah Terrace will be maintained and businesses in the area will be open as normal.

The City of Mandurah has made a significant investment to try and boost visitor numbers to businesses along Mandurah Terrace during the quieter winter months through space activation activities including the upcoming Winter Wonderland. Tickets are available now for the family friendly experience from August 4-27. The winter-themed fun will include an open air authentic ice-skating rink, delicious food and drinks from local businesses, a cabin bar, and free fun winter activities.

Once the traffic is switched onto the new bridge, work will then turn to demolishing the old bridge, followed by refurbishment of the existing fishing platform on the eastern foreshore.

For further information on this important project, go to haveyoursaymandurah.com.au, email enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au or call Main Roads WA on 138 138.

The Old Mandurah Traffic Replacement project is a joint project led by the State Government (Main Roads WA) with support from the City of Mandurah.