Road Rehabilitation | The Boulevard (Empire Avenue to Clanmel Road)

  • Project typeRoad Rehabilitation Program
  • Project scheduleJune 2024 - Pre-construction
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The Town of Cambridge receives Federal and State Government grants to facilitate rehabilitation work on eligible roads under the State funding program. This funding is utilised on higher order roads to ensure the condition of the road network is maintained and not degraded over the long term.

An assessment of this road shows evidence of surface cracking, particularly in the wheel path of vehicles. This is an indication of a failure of the underlying basecourse.

The rehabilitation process will be removing 65mm of the existing asphalt surface and replace it with two new layers of asphalt. The first layer will be a flexible stone mastic asphalt. The second layer being the wearing course will be a dense grade asphalt using a 14mm aggregate to increase the pavement strength and stability.

Current Status


What to Expect During Works

Works will involve road closure and detours during construction. Due to the nature of the work, it is expected that sections of the road will be rough but open to traffic periodically, there will increase dust and noise in the immediate work area. It is an unavoidable consequence of the nature of this work. Measures will be in place to minimise the impact.

Road Closures and Detours

Road closures and detours will be in place to facilitate the works on the following dates, weather permitting.

13 June 2024 to 14 June 2024

17 June 2024 to 18 June 2024


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What to Expect During Works?

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 7.00pm and 6.00am, from13 to 14 June and 17 to 18 June.



Can't road works be undertaken during the day?

Every effort is given to balancing the speed and impact of road works. The Boulevard is a significant east west corridor within the Town. The high traffic volumes prevent the ability to implement road closures and detours for long periods during the day. It is not practical or cost efficient to have short daily closures.


Will The Boulevard be open to traffic during the days when works are taking place?

Yes, The Boulevard will be open to traffic from 6:00am each day, however the road surface will be rough until the wearing course is laid. Temporary reductions to speed limits will be in place during this 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 to avoid missed services.


How will the roadworks impact motorists?

The works have been coordinated to ensure minimum disturbance to motorists, residents and businesses. 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 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 needs to undertake around 8kms 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 a well-coordinated manner.

If you have any concerns or suggestions, you can contact the Town's Coordinator Works on the number/email listed on this project page.


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