Traffic closures will be in place at Bagot Road and Thomas Street from 8pm on Friday 16 February through to 8pm on Sunday 18 February as part of the Water Corporation's Pipes for Perth program. Temporary closures will also occur at the Bagot Road and Subiaco Road intersection. Detours will be in place.
Please see below information issued by the Water Corporation:
As you are likely aware, Water Corporation has been renewing water mains along Coghlan Road and Subiaco Road in Subiaco.
Traffic closures at Bagot Road and Thomas Street: 16 to 18 February 2018
The water mains have been installed and we are now ready to connect them into the wider water network. We will also need to decommission our old main and remove its connection to the network.
Decommissioning the old main will involve temporarily closing parts of the Bagot Road/Thomas Street and Subiaco Road/Thomas Street intersections this weekend.
Bagot Road and Thomas Street: Two northbound lanes on Thomas Street will be closed to traffic in all directions from 8:00pm on 16/02/18 to 8:00pm on 18/02/18. Exiting and entering Bagot Road to and from Thomas Street will be closed. Detours will be in place during this time.
While this work will cause some temporary inconvenience it will improve the security and reliability of the water supply to your property.
We will be working across the weekend, including overnight and on Sunday to minimise the disruption to weekday Thomas Street traffic.
We have recently completed testing of the newly-installed mains and are ready to connect them into the wider water network.
Why we are doing this work
Perth’s first water pipes were laid from the 1890s onwards. Many are still in use today but are starting to show wear and tear. That’s why we’ve developed the Pipes for Perth program to proactively replace these original water pipes to reduce leaks and bursts.
Reinstatement of verges and driveways
Please be assured that any affected area will be reinstated once work has been completed. If we have to replace vegetation or lawn it may take several months for new growth to become established. We work closely with residents and local governments on our reinstatement process.
Access to your property will be available at all times, although there may be some minor delays if we are completing the section directly out the front of your property. If your driveway is restricted at any time and you need to enter or exit your property, please speak to one of our friendly onsite crew, who will be happy to assist.
We will be undertaking some noisy activities over the weekend including cutting the road.
Interruptions to water supply
If your property is affected, we will leave a notification in your mailbox or at your business before any scheduled interruptions occur. Some properties in Wembley and West Leederville may also experience lower water pressure and discoloured water, which is harmless and safe to drink.
If you have any questions about this work, you can:
If you need to report a fault, emergency or security issue, please call our 24-hour line on 13 13 75.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding while this essential work is carried out, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.