William Street is becoming two way

Published: Friday, 20 September 2019 at 2:21:33 PM

We will be changing parts of William Street and Brisbane Street from one way to two way traffic later this year, to make it easier for people to get around.

The conversion has been in the pipeline for a number of years and is part of a wider plan to move away from ‘traffic highways’ by eliminating one-way streets around Perth.

In 2011, the City signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Perth, Main Roads, Public Transport Authority and the WA Police to change a number of streets to two way traffic. William Street and Brisbane Street are the last streets in Vincent to be transitioned.

“Moving to two way traffic will bring a number of benefits for local businesses, drivers and pedestrians. It will make for a better high street experience for people to shop, meet and eat on William Street,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“The change will improve access along William Street and be easier for drivers to navigate and connect to surrounding roads. It will also be safer for pedestrians, helping to slow down traffic, which will bring a people-friendly feel to the area and complement our 40 kmh speed zone trial on the surrounding residential streets.”

In preparation for the change, there will be roadworks carried out on Brisbane Street and William Street from now until November. All works will be during daytime hours and, to reduce the disruption, the majority of road closures need to occur on weekends when there is less traffic.

We will be communicating more on the change to two way traffic on William Street and Brisbane Street once a changeover date has been set.

For more information visit our project webpage.

Two way on William and Brisbane Streets

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