CausalCyclist has passed on an email from Main Roads WA advising that they will commence essential repairs to the Swan River wall opposite Judd Street in South Perth. This remedial work will impact on the Principal Shared Path (PSP) that runs along this section and hence will impact on cyclists using the path. Main Roads WA have advised that sections of the wall have been broken and undermined by the action of the river. The poor condition of the wall has resulted in damage to the PSP. This remedial work will allow the PSP to be resurfaced in the future to provide a smoother running surface. Works will commence from November 21, 2012 and are expected to be completed by Christmas.
For safety reasons the PSP, from the ski area car park at the end of Mill Point Road to the Hardy Street pedestrian overpass, will be temporarily closed to all members of the public from 5:00am to 3:30pm each work day. Outside of these times the PSP will be open. During the closure a detour will be provided as per the drawings attached. Cyclists travelling northbound will be detoured using the Hardy Street pedestrian overpass, Melville Parade, Lyall Street, Mends Street and along the South Perth Esplanade to the Narrows Bridge. Cyclists travelling southbound will be detoured from the Narrows Bridge using the South Perth Esplanade, Mends Street, Lyall Street, Melville Parade to Comer Street pedestrian overpass. These works will have a major impact on riders travelling northbound into Perth on weekday mornings. Extra time will be required to complete their journey and riders should take this into consideration while the works are underway. As the path will be re-opened at 3.30pm every weekday the southbound return journey for most commuters will not be affected. Should you require furthermore information please contact Main Roads WA.
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* The image used in this post has been sourced from Perth Cyclist