Interesting. Below image taken on Thursday 18-Apr-2013 around 7:00am:Sinner wrote:The work on the Arena PSP seems to have started. Main Roads' contractors have closed the nearside Freeway off slip lane and are working at the Wellington Street end.
This was used in a letter that evening to DG DoT asking if this project would be completed as there was virtual no visual signs of any work occurring in the area and the project is scheduled to be completed by 26-Apr-2013, just over a week to go.
Below image is from Friday 19-Apr-2013 around 6:00pm:
Also a closer-up down the corridor:
Will they complete this project in one week, will it be nice and level like it was previously, and will it include all the facilities of a PSP including wide width, overhead lights, easy access in particular from the Market St end where currently we will be competing with cars entering/exiting the car park. Given that the funds for this project was announced back in Apr-2012, The Arena has been open for at least 6 months, my expectation is that we will have a PSP meeting all the above (and hopefully more), as this is just a normal expectation of what should be provided for all new PSP's, in particular in a high use area like Perth CBD (it would even be better if this was dedicated cycle path).
In relation to the Northern PSP (the one that goes around the back of The Arena), the hard walls were removed yesterday, and we can now see where this connects into the 'road infrastructure'. Based on the below image, it looks like the whole pavement area around The Arena will become one large shared path. Interesting concept when events are on:
So in less than one week:
PSP on Market St will be re-opened 25-Apr-2013 (next Thursday - ANZAC day)
PSP Arena West will be re-opened 26-Apr-2013 (next Friday)
This is based on MainRoads Perth CBD Roadworks PSD which was updated Friday 19-Apr-2013 (yesterday so it is very recent).
PSP Arena North - potentially soon as there shouldn't be anything else to complete except take down the wire fences