wellington_street wrote:Scott_C, did you ever get any answers from Main Roads?
Despite the overall works being managed by Main Roads this bit of work is apparently being done on behalf of Town of Vic Park so they decided the Main Roads standards don't apply and ToVP approved the non-existent detour because it was cheap and it was a quiet section of path (until they detoured the Riverside RSP along it).
ToVP also viewed previous Burswood Cyclocross detours as being successful so they felt the across grass solution was already a proven success.
The other justification provided was that, when the RSP closure went in, the Contractor's Schedule had them returning the path on Feb 27. I pointed out that progress on site was well behind that required to meet that date but they were simply going off what they were told. As luck would have it I happened across the monthly schedule updates for the job and it was clear to me that whoever is maintaining the schedule wasn't updating it with actual completion times so it had no predictive ability whatsoever.
I got an update last week saying that the asphalt has been laid and they were now expecting to do the concrete edging on this coming Tuesday so hopefully the path will be able to be re-opened late next week. Regardless, there is no intent to do anything other than wait for the new path to be complete.