Vincent council starts street works

STREETSCAPE upgrades are underway at the northern stretch of Oxford Street to brighten up the Mount Hawthorn town centre. On Monday (January 14) Vincent council started works on the section between Anzac and Scarborough Beach Roads.

The works include 38 new street trees, low profile speed humps and a red asphalt shared space to slow down drivers, and a pedestrian refuge median strip.

The council’s hoping to get Main Roads to lower the speed limit to 30km/h there.

The goal is to improve connectivity between the Leederville cafe strip and the Mouth Hawthorn centre, as it’s a long, Nullarborous scorcher of a walk.

The upgrade was planned several years ago, but had to be put on hold in 2016 while the Water Corporation did their “Pipes for Perth” upgrades.

Construction is scheduled to run until February 10, and the section of road will be closed on the nights of February 9 and 10.

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