Bayswater Community Zone
Works at Bayswater continue to focus on construction of the 400m long dive structure which will form the entry/exit point to the tunnels for trains. Following the completion of diaphragm walls (d-walls), excavation has begun with more than 3000 cubic metres of soil removed to date. Excess soil is being transported to Forrestfield where it is used to backfill the station's retaining wall.
All four concrete slabs for the 100m long rail overpass at Bayswater Junction have now been poured and are currently curing. A total of 804 cubic metres of concrete was used to build the structure, which will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.
After completing open cut pipe works on the main drain relocation, the focus is on the construction of inlet and outlet structures for the drain. Rehabilitation of Whatley Crescent, where the works were undertaken, is in progress now that tunnelling and backfilling is complete. Due to weather-related delays, reopening of the closed section of Whatley Crescent has been rescheduled for early September.
The cycle path that previously travelled through the construction site has been diverted to Whatley Crescent. Additionally, the road speed has been reduced to 30kph in that area to enable cyclists to travel safely through the area. View shared path map here.
The community art project to decorate the large retaining wall supporting the rail line along Railway Parade is progressing well with parts of the final artwork visible already.
Upcoming works include reinstatement of the embankment of the cross passage site at the Guildford Road exit off Tonkin Highway, following the recent completion of jet grouting activities.
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