Leach Highway Underpass

Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:57 pm

Nope. Obviously will not meet the recent dates. And I am expecting it ot be disappointingly narrow at the southern side of Leach Hwy.

Oh well, I am quite used to the existing detour - almost feels permanent, doesn't it? :?
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby stealthbike » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:20 pm

I have requested an update from the contractor, given that they did not meet their own advertised deadline. Will post response when I get one.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby nachoman » Wed May 01, 2013 10:50 am

Someone called this in as a question on Mix 94.5's 'Ask Us Anything' this morning, why have the works scheduled for completion in August 2012 not been finished? I didn't listen long enough to hear if there was a response.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby stealthbike » Wed May 01, 2013 12:11 pm

I have received a response from the contractor which is copied below.


Good afternoon,

please be informed that the revised completion date for the reopening of the Leach Hwy/Bull Creek access road and PSP has been pushed back by one week, due to the unavailability of subcontractors.

Completion is now scheduled for Wednesday 8 May, as wet weather is forecast from this Thursday to Sunday which means work cannot be undertaken on these days.

If the wet weather continues after Sunday, this date could change again. I will provide an update on Monday 6 May to advise.

We sincerely apologise for having to change the completion date and we understand and share your frustration with these delays.

Please be assured that we are doing all we can to complete these works.

Thank you again for your patience.

Hannah - on behalf of the project team.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed May 01, 2013 1:29 pm

Thanks for the update. I can still live with the four or five minutes it costs me.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun May 05, 2013 12:48 am

I had a goo d look at it this arvo.

They have hot mixed the strip to the east of the car park leading down to and under Leach Hwy.

It may still need some more rolling and perhaps a coat of bitumen rolled on top of it to ensure good binding between what are obviously two separately rolled strips.

It'll then need markings - paint and pretty pics of bikes and peds, etc.

And the existing blocked off section to the south hasn't been cleaned up yet though this is probably just a matter of some weeds and encroacing bushes and a general sweep.

And of course I have no idea if there is some excavated path sections out of sight that need to be rebuilt. But if not then I suppose opening the week after next is doable.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby Baalzamon » Sun May 05, 2013 12:36 pm

I went past in car on Friday and had a good gawk as I was a passenger
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun May 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Baalzamon wrote:I went past in car on Friday and had a good gawk as I was a passenger
Bobcat under leach hwy underpass
Small digger south of that

Yep - I had another look about midday and the digger has moved, though I didn't see what mmore had been done since Friday.

The path south of the site is unchanged.

Fingers crossed.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby IncognitoMosquito » Mon May 06, 2013 1:21 pm

I am just pleased to note that the grafitti has been in place for ever and as a result won't delay the completion date.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon May 06, 2013 2:13 pm

Stealthbike garnered the following info recently:
please be informed that the revised completion date for the reopening of the Leach Hwy/Bull Creek access road and PSP has been pushed back by one week, due to the unavailability of subcontractors.


From what I see the cleanup of existing path only needs a labourer with a wheelbarrow, a broom and a spade. And a half day I'd venture.

I trust that the head contractor will not claim a lack of available resources if there is any further delay after completion of the road and path if all that is required is the cleanup. I can't see any reason why that cleanup can't be done before road and path completion.

I have a sinking feeling however.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby Rusty6149 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Riding home last night around 5.30 there was a guy on a mini street sweeper just under Parry Ave underpass, heading towards Leach Highway, which got me to thinking :-

1) Maybe he's cleaning the whole section right through the Leach Highway underpass, ready for re-opening,

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2) Wouldn't it be nice if they swept the PSP every day !

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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby Rex » Wed May 08, 2013 1:26 pm

Unless it was a different sweeper, I passed him yesterday at 4:45 at Berrigan Rd.
Looks like he was going right up the PSP.

I hope he plans to do it again this week, it's a mindfield on the PSP at the moment.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby rolandp » Thu May 09, 2013 12:11 am

We could have done with a sweeper up North as well, lot of branches and dirt on the paths due to no curbing, so when it rains, the same old spots are covered in dirt.

Does it make sense to operate a road sweeper during 4:45pm and 5:30pm? Isn't that our peak hour rush for the PSP. Maybe we could suggest Main Roads to do this on the freeway during the same hours.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby Goatlips » Sun May 12, 2013 12:33 pm

It is finally open :)
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby MarkG » Sun May 12, 2013 12:43 pm

Yeah I nearly forgot that route. Was good to use that section again!
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun May 12, 2013 3:45 pm

Beudy!
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby jlh » Sun May 12, 2013 9:51 pm

Yes its open. Not completely finished (barrier fences) and also watch speed through the corners, not great visibility.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby Lizzy » Mon May 13, 2013 12:56 pm

Oh doy, I actually read this last night but the auto-pilot still took me across the highway. Thought it seemed a bit quiet :oops: Nevertheless, yay!
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby JBark » Mon May 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Man, the daily commute is so much better now that this section is finally open again. Crazy to realise that this is the first time since Oct 2011 that there hasn't been some sort of path closure on the Kwinana PSP.

Just my luck, they're probably start work on something like the northbound Farrington offramp and close off that section now. :)
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby just4tehhalibut » Mon May 13, 2013 4:08 pm

There's still works around Murdoch Dr/South St, still landscaping to be done up to Leach, these might affect. Then sometime soon they'll be putting in a train station at Russell/Gibbs and a bus underpass at Cockburn. Who knows what they'll try next to push through the Roe. Enjoy while you can.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby dino1969 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:52 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Beudy!

+1! :wink:
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby sil3nt » Wed May 15, 2013 5:31 pm

I have been so happy this week not having to sit at the lights at leach hwy :)
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby scirocco » Thu May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

First time through what struck me was how little the actual cycle track has changed. I hope someone else has benefited from the 12 month closure or whatever it was, because it has certainly made no difference to us on bikes.
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu May 16, 2013 8:47 pm

scirocco wrote:First time through what struck me was how little the actual cycle track has changed. I hope someone else has benefited from the 12 month closure or whatever it was, because it has certainly made no difference to us on bikes.

Not sure what specific things you expected. There are a few things that I would have liked them to address but there have been significant improvements elsewhere in the course of the works, just not necessarily this one section.

While it took way too long, I am happy enough with most of the outcome. And it probably got paid for out of roads funding. :mrgreen:
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Re: Leach Highway Underpass

Postby JBark » Thu May 16, 2013 10:11 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Not sure what specific things you expected.


For me, it would have been nice if they'd repaved the entire section, considering how much damage their equipment did to the existing path on the south side of Leech. I can't believe how uneven and cracked that section is now, obviously going to be crumbling apart over the next couple years.
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