Road Rehabilitation | Cambridge Street

  • Project typeRoad Rehabilitation Program
  • Project scheduleMay 2024 to June 2024
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The Town of Cambridge receives Federal and State Government grants to facilitate rehabilitation work on eligible roads under various funding programs. The funding stream allocated to this project is dedicated to higher order roads, to ensure the condition of the road network is maintained and not degraded over the long term.

The assessment of this road shows evidence of surface cracking throughout the pavement, particularly in the wheel path. The work will consist of the removal and replacement of the existing surface and underlaying pavement layers to improve the rideability and longevity of Cambridge Street.

Cambridge Street is a major east west corridor carrying 20,000 vehicles a day. The high peak time traffic volumes on Cambridge Street restricts the works from being undertaken during daytime hours. By undertaking the works at night, it will minimise disruption to peak daytime traffic movements, allow for longer working periods and shorten the overall construction program.

Current Status - Construction

Timeframes

The major works are completed, with minor remedial kerb works, paving repairs and line marking installation remaining.

Road Closures and Detours

Blencowe St to Kerr St

  • TBC

Jersey St and Alexander St intersections (repairs to subsided paving)

  • 13 June 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What to Expect During Work?

The reconstruction work requires deep milling (removal) of the existing road pavements and the replacement of a new thick asphalt surface. You can expect to see construction equipment and workers in the street.

 

What will be the hours of construction?

Working hours will be between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am, from 12 – 16 May, and 19 – 22 May.

 

Can’t road works be undertaken during the day?

Every effort is given to balancing the speed and impact of road works. Cambridge Street is a significant east west corridor within the Town, with 20,000 vehicles passing daily. The single lane nature reduces hours in each day where closures and detours can be implemented. It is not practical or cost efficient to have short daily closures.

 

Will Cambridge Street be open to traffic during the days when works are taking place?

Yes, Cambridge streets will be open to traffic at the end of each night, however the road surface will be rough until the wearing course is laid. Temporary reductions to speed limits will be in place during the period.

 

Will my bin or verge collections be affected by the works?

No, however your bin may be collected earlier than usual. Therefore, please ensure your bins are put out the night before.

 

How will the roadwork impact motorists?

The works have been coordinated to ensure minimum disturbance to motorists, residents and businesses. During weekdays, a lane closure with detours or stop/slow will be operation to facilitate works such as kerb replacement and drainage works. 

Speed restrictions will be implemented to ensure driver and worker safety. All traffic management measures will be widely communicated during construction by signage and visual message boards. 

 

Will on street parking be affected during these times?

On-street parking may be restricted to facilitate the works. Temporary no parking signs will be install at these locations to enforce the restrictions.

 

Will the bus stops be affected? Can I still catch the bus from my usual location?

Bus stops are owned and operated by the Perth Transport Authority (PTA). The Town works closely with the PTA when coordinating its works. If a bus stop needs to be temporarily closed to facilitate the works, a temporary stop will be installed close by. Public notifications will be erected at the stops to provide patrons with further information.

 

Who funds these works?

The Town allocates a portion of its annual expenditure each year to the improvement and preservation of its road network, and accesses State and Federal Governments funding.

 

Why undertake road works & pavement rehabilitation and what are the benefits?

Road works support the maintenance of the Towns managed infrastructure. With over 200km of road pavement the Town need to undertake around 8 km metres of re-surfacing each year to preserve the existing road asset. This ensures greater access for road users and improved safety, economic and social outcomes. Road works are undertaken to build new roads, maintain existing roads and complete emergency repairs.

Why are particular roads selected for rehabilitation?

Road conditions are rated against a range of criteria to determine the need and timing of preventative or remedial action to prevent loss of service. Typically, the rating would address the pavement structure, surface cracking, ride-ability, age and predicted increases in traffic volumes. 

The timing and programming of rehabilitation works is critical. Leaving a road for too long before carrying out preventative repairs or upgrades will cost extra in the long-term. This is why you may observe a road being rehabilitated even though it appears to be in good condition. 

 

Can’t road works be coordinated better?

A lot of effort is put into coordinating road works to minimise disruptions to residents, motorists, pedestrians and businesses. For example, road works located near residential areas are carried out mostly in the day, and road works near schools and busy roads are scheduled for non-peak hours. The Town has developed a traffic management plan to ensure that the work is carried out in the well-coordinated manner. If you have any concerns or suggestions you can contact the Town coordinator on the numb/email listed on this project page.

 

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