Works

Works

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.


Dust mitigation management

Wind erosion, caused by hot and windy weather conditions, is making dust mitigation extremely challenging.  We are working hard to minimise dust as follows:

  • Low speed limits on the construction site and access roads to lower the amount of dust produced by traffic. 
  • Continuous operation of multiple water carts across the project during work hours. The water carts spray the ground and other surfaces with water to prevent dust becoming airborne.
  • Installation of shade cloth on project boundary fences in areas where it is difficult for water carts to gain access or reach. The shade cloth helps capture dust particles before they leave the work area. 
  • Application of dust suppressant crusting agents to soil and mulch stockpiles and areas where the ground has been disturbed but is not currently trafficked. These agents are a waterborne polymer emulsion that are sprayed onto soil surfaces to form a “veneer” or “crust” which is resistant to wind and allows water to pass through. The project applied these agents in a several of areas along the project alignment prior to the Christmas break and will continue to use it over the summer months.
  • The project has commenced using a surfactant on trafficked areas of the project. This product infiltrates the soil and reduces dust liberation from the surface. Once soaked into the soil it binds. We expect this to be an effective measure for minimising dust access roads and on areas of the project corridor where trucks and other vehicles are operating.

Service Relocation works (until mid-2024) 

Service relocation works are ongoing at:

  • Wungong Road, Armadale
  • Hobbs Drive, Armadale
  • Streich Avenue, Armadale
  • Eleventh Road between Bruns Drive and Gull Street, Darling Downs
  • Alexander Road, Byford
  • Evans Way, Byford
  • George Street, Byford 

Armadale Area

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.


Local road and pedestrian impacts 

Delivery of the Byford Rail Extension requires temporary changes to local traffic and pedestrian access including reduced speeds, lane closures and detours as follows. 


Armadale Road (until mid-2025)

  • Ongoing works to widen Armadale Road between Church Avenue and Abbey Road. 
  • The speed limit on Armadale Road is reduced to 40km/h
  • Armadale Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction until mid-2025
  • There will be no right turn from Orchard Avenue onto Armadale Road until late-2024
  • Streich Avenue-Armadale Road intersection will be closed until early-2025 with no access to turns or crossing at that intersection

Alternative access to Armadale Road has been created by connecting the cul-de-sac on Glastonbury Road to Streich Avenue

Armadale Road Fact Sheet


Church Avenue, Armadale (until May 2024)

  • Church Avenue, between Hobbs Drive and Wungong Road, will be closed to traffic for three months until early-May 2024
  • Traffic detours will be in place and pedestrian access across the rail corridor maintained during these works.


Streich Avenue, Armadale (until 15 March) 

  • Streich Avenue is closed between Clarence Road and Galliers Avenue
  • Traffic detours will be in place and local resident access will be maintained at all times


Wungong Road, Armadale (until 8 March)

  • Wungong Road is closed between Seventh Road and Harber Drive
  • Traffic detours are in place and local resident access will be maintained at all times


Piling for elevated rail bridge (until late-March 2024)

Piling works commenced within the rail corridor in September 2023 and will be ongoing until early March 2024 in a phased approach as detailed below:

  • late-September to early-February 2024: Area 5
  • mid-October to mid-December 2023: Area 2
  • late-October 2023 to end-January 2024: Area 1
  • mid-November 2023 to mid-February 2024: Areas 3 and 4
  • early-February to March 2024: Area 6

  • Works will largely occur between standard working hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However, there may be some out-of-hours works (5am to 11pm) to maintain continuity, such as concrete pours.
  • There will be noise, dust and vibration during piling works from the use of a bored piling rig, cranes and other heavy equipment to drill the ground deep and install ‘monopile’ foundations for the 1.5km elevated rail structure at Armadale.

Elevated rail bridge retaining walls (until late-June 2024)

Works to install retaining walls to support the elevated rail bridge are ongoing in the rail corridor between: 

  • Frys Lane pedestrian crossing and Gladstone Road, Armadale until late-May 2024 Coombe Avenue and Prout Road, Armadale until late-June 2024

Works include:

  • excavating to prepare the area and modifying existing drainage
  • installing precast concrete retaining walls using a crane 
  • backfilling and compacting general fill between the retaining walls

There will be noise, dust and vibration from equipment, heavy vehicles, machinery and work activity, and a significant increase in heavy vehicle traffic.

Byford Area

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.


Local road and pedestrian impacts 

Delivery of the Byford Rail Extension requires temporary changes to local traffic and pedestrian access including reduced speeds, lane closures and detours as follows. 


Larsen Road, Byford

  • Larsen Road level crossing is permanently closed.
  • Road users can cross the rail line at Abernethy Road or Thomas Road
  • Pedestrian access across the rail corridor will be maintained until July 2024

Larsen Road pedestrian bridge (until November 2024)

  • Works involve installation of bridge footings, deflection walls and bridge structure.

Works will occur between standard working hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However, due to high forecasted temperatures, there may be some out-of-hours work commencing from 5am as follows:

  • Works involve excavation for the bridge footings and structure, construction of a crane pad, formwork, and concrete pours for the bridge footings.
  • Setting up a crane and concrete pump
  • Pouring concrete from concrete trucks
  • Lifting concrete structures, including retaining walls
  • Earthworks within the Byford Station site
  • Delivering various materials to the site

Nearby residents may notice lighting towers, noise, dust and vibration from equipment, heavy vehicles, machinery and work activity.


Evans Way/George Street (late-March to June 2024)

  • Road upgrade works at the Evans Way-George Street intersection and on George Street between Evans Way and Larsen Road in Byford will commence in March
  • Evans Way-George Street intersection will be closed from late-4 March until June. Local access will be maintained at all times.
  • There will be no pedestrian access along George Street between Evans Way and Larsen Road from Monday, 19 February.
  • Pedestrians can use the shared path on South Western Highway

 

 

Eleventh Road Area

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.


Eleventh Road works (until late March 2024)

  • Piling works on the northern verge of Eleventh Road, near the rail corridor, will be ongoing until late March.
  • Vegetation removal and topsoil stripping is ongoing along Keenan Street. This will be followed by mulching.

Works will occur between standard working hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However, there may be some out-of-hours works (6am to 11pm) to maintain continuity of piling and concrete pours or due to high forecasted temperatures.


Keenan Street and Bruns Drive west (until late April)

  • Earthworks to construct the new Keenan Street extension and Bruns Drive west extension have commenced.

There will be an increase in noise, dust and vibration from equipment, heavy vehicles, machinery and work activity.


Wungong Brook Rail Bridge Works (until late-March 2024)

  • Concrete pours for bridge abutments have commenced and will be ongoing until late March.

Works will occur between standard working hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However, there may be some out-of-hours works (4am to 11pm) to maintain continuity, such as concrete pours or due to high forecasted temperatures.

Nearby residents may notice lighting towers, noise, dust and vibration from equipment, heavy vehicles, machinery and work activity.

 

South Western Highway

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.


The Byron Road level crossing will permanently closed mid-2024 as part of the METRONET Byford Rail Extension Project.

To maximise safety for road users, Main Roads WA, on behalf of METRONET, is upgrading the Dickens Place, Stone Street and Eleventh Road intersections with South Western Highway. Upgrades include:

  • traffic lights at the intersection of Eleventh Road and South Western Highway; and the intersection of Stone Street and South Western Highway
  • additional north and southbound turning lanes to improve access from South Western Highway into Dickens Place

Byron Level Crossing Fact Sheet

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