Works Yanchep Rail Extension

Noise Walls

Noise walls construction will start in 2021 with earthworks already underway from the Butler Station site to Howden Parade, Alkimos. The project team is speaking with residents in this area, and engagement will continue in other areas as design details are finalised.

Most noise walls will be built on the rail corridor boundary from durable concrete panels and steel posts.Noise walls location and height will vary, depending on the distance between residential properties and the rail corridor, topography, and predicted noise levels.

Noise modelling has been undertaken by acoustic experts, and rail noise will comply with State Planning Policy 5.4, which sets targets and limits for noise.

Works

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am to 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. For all out-of-hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0437 845 471.


Road closure: Pipidinny Road, Eglinton (2 August 2021 – mid-2022)

The long-term temporary closure of Pipidinny Road between Marmion Avenue and Beonaddy Road, Eglinton will be in effect from 9am, Monday 2 August 2021.

The closure is required to ensure the safety of workers and road users during the construction of the road-over-rail bridge at Pipidinny Road, the widening of Pipidinny Road, and the installation of a new sewer line under Pipidinny Road to service Eglinton Station.

Road users will need to use Hester Avenue, Clarkson or Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep to access Wanneroo Road and signage will be in place advising detours.

Emergency vehicles will be able to use Pipidinny Road. Residents and other vehicles will have access if there is a need for bushfire evacuation. In this case, Pipidinny Road would be re-opened by fire services and they would lead the emergency management.

The closure will reduce the works period by 11 months and be safer for road users, residents and workers.


Santorini Promenade Bridge Works (12 July – late-September 2021)

Works will involve drilling ground and installing underground piles using a piling rig. Concreting works will also fill the piles, with excess concrete to be removed by using a rock breaker and jack hammer.

Works will be conducted within the rail corridor between Santorini Promenade and Howden Parade, Alkimos.


Site Preparation Works (2 July – 23 July 2021)

Earth works within the rail corridor and a permanent fence will be installed along the rail corridor, adjacent to Bulburin Parade, Yanchep.

Associated noise, vibration, and dust may be noticeable to nearby residents.


Out-of-hours trucks (30 June – February 2022)

Concrete trucks will be intermittently operating from 4.30am through the Yanchep compound and down the rail corridor.

The trucks will be operating out-of-hours up to three times a week to support 10-hour concrete pours of the three green bridge structures at Ningana Bushland.

The trucks will access the Yanchep compound off Kakadu Road, Yanchep, and there may be intermittent noise.


Proposed mobilisation of screening machinery (April 2021 – April 2022)

Applying to Department of Water and Environment Regulation to operate a screening plan. If approved, the project team will establish a mobile screening plant adjacent to the Alkimos Station site, approximately 550m east of Marmion Avenue. 

Residents in the area may notice an increase in noise and dust.


Bridge team mobilising (March – late-2022)

The bridge construction team will be mobilising to the new site compound established on the western side of the rail corridor north of Darbyshire Parade.

The compound will be used by the team while building the Santorini Promenade and Howden Parade bridges.

Residents close to the area will notice personal vehicles arriving to site from 6am and there will be an increase in traffic on Darbyshire Parade during work hours.

Heavy vehicle movements will increase as works progress. 


Increase in traffic on local roads (From February 2021)

Two new access gates and a new site compound will be operational in Alkimos to enable construction vehicles to access the rail corridor between Butler Station and Santorini Promenade, Alkimos and build the Santorini bridge.

Residents may notice more vehicles and intermittent traffic management on Darbyshire Parade, Missingham Avenue and Werner Street, Alkimos and Doncaster Grange, Wallasey Bend and Charlbury Drive, Butler.


Trucks on Local Roads (From March 2021)

There will be an increase in trucks on local roads to move material from Alkimos to Butler. 

Large trucks will turn off Santorini Promenade, travel down Kells Road, turn right onto Broadford Avenue and then left into the Charlbury Drive access gate.

There will be intermittent stop and slow truck movements through the route. Water carts and street sweepers will be used daily to minimise any impacts from increased dust.


Temporary road closure - Booderee Road, Yanchep (October 2020 – late-2021)

Booderee Road will be closed at the intersection of Yanchep Beach Road to enable the construction of the temporary Yanchep Beach Road diversion as part of the building the new bridge over the future Yanchep rail line. 

Works include installing concrete barriers and detour signage on Yanchep Beach Road, building a new traffic diversion road and shared path next to Yanchep Beach Road and relocating underground services. There will be no access to Booderee Road from the Yanchep Beach Road intersection. Access will be maintained to properties on Avon Road, via Kakadu Road.

Nearby residents may notice increased noise and dust in the area and and water carts will assist in reducing dust.

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