Taken on Monday, March 25, at Scott Street bridge. Picture: Andrew Williams

Scott Street bridge delayed for fourth time

The Scott Street bridge is still under construction, despite Main Roads previously stating the bridge would be completed "early-March".
March 28, 2024
Andrew Williams

THE Scott Street bridge has been delayed for the fourth time with asphalt to be laid in April, according to Main Roads.

As reported in Bridge works delayed for the third time a Main Roads spokesperson said the completion date of the refurbishment of the bridge spanning the Helena River would be in “early-March”.

Main Roads opened both lanes of traffic at the bridge – which has been under construction for a year now – last Thursday, March 21.

“The majority of works have now been completed on Scott Street bridge, resulting in the bridge being opened to traffic on 21 March,” a Main Roads spokesperson said.

“Temporary traffic barriers were removed from the site earlier that day (March 21), and the road was attended to by a street sweeper to clean up excess debris to ensure the area was safe before being opened to traffic.”

But when Echo News went to the bridge on Monday, March 25, it had returned to a single lane crossing under an automatic traffic control system.

Variable message boards remained in place and still displayed information regarding road closures on March 7 and 8.

When questioned by Echo News about the cause of the latest round of delays, Main Roads did not provide an answer.

The last two delays, as previously reported, were attributed to harvest and heavy vehicle movement bans imposed by the Shire of Mundaring.

The “early-March” completion date already factored in any potential movement bans.

“A final layer of asphalt will need to be applied in April, however this is likely to occur after hours with stop/slow traffic management in place to reduce impact to the commuting public. The road will not be closed,” the Main Roads spokesperson said.

But the Main Roads spokesperson said there would be the need for some infrequent single lane closures from now until the asphalt works are scheduled in April.

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