Sections of Brearly Avenue were closed yesterday to enable further construction works to begin on the brand new Belmont Station, one of the major infrastructure projects from the Forrestfield-Airport Link project.
The road closure will directly affect commuters making their way to several of Perth Airport’s Terminals, with alternate routes in place to enable the works to progress.
Commuters travelling eastbound along the Tonkin and Great Eastern Highway’s will be diverted to terminals via the newly built Dunreath Drive interchange.
Commuters travelling westbound along the Great Eastern Highway will be able to access terminals T3 and T4 via the new intersection at Fauntleroy Avenue.
Commuters will need to be aware of new directional signs that have been installed along key sections of the road network approaching the airport terminals and have been encouraged to plan their journey in advance to avoid any delays.
The road closure is a key part of the ongoing development for the $1.96 billion rail project that is set to connect with the existing Midland line near Bayswater Station and run to Forrestfield via twin-bored tunnels.
Belmont Station will be an underground station similar to Elizabeth Quay Station. The railway in this location will be fully underground, running inside the tunnel.
The station will have significant benefits for the local community by providing a bus/train interchange and car park with 500 – 1,000 bays, and allow for a 15–minute journey to the Perth CBD by rail. The station will also service future business and residential developments.