Bayswater Community Zone
Final touches to the portal building's exterior at the eastern end of the site are underway, with upper roof sheeting and wall cladding works just about finished, and fire proofing of the structure ongoing.
Underneath the building sealing rings are being installed to both tunnels, ensuring the structures are waterproof.
At the western end of site overhead line equipment has been erected, with more to be installed in the coming months. The masts outline the final location of the temporarily shifted Midland Line tracks, with city-bound trains to be rerouted across the dive structure. Ballast placement on the overpass is also ongoing, bringing the area closer to resembling a railway junction.
Some night works are required to prepare for track laying. This will be followed by a series of weekend shutdowns of the Midland Line in the new year to enable rerouting and tie-in of the tracks. Residents and passengers will be notified of these works in advance.
More information on the stages of work, including a map, is featured in the latest Bayswater My Zone newsletter.
Early works have commenced on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes earthmoving and installation of services. Keen observers may notice light poles being installed along the path within the construction site boundary.
The section of the PSP located within the construction boundary will remain closed until the project is completed, with the current diversion along Whatley Crescent staying active. While work and heavy vehicle movement is still ongoing, this is the safest option for cyclists and pedestrians.
Due to adjacent works underway for the new Bayswater Station, further PSP diversions will be in place for a section between Cobden and King William streets along Whatley Crescent. Parking for the train station, as well as general traffic on Whatley Crescent, will also be impacted. Please visit the METRONET website for more detailed information.
Planting of trees and other vegetation along the alignment will be undertaken in spring 2021 when asphalting works around the PSP are complete.