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RIVERSIDE ROAD - upgrade PROJECT 2019/20

The Town of East Fremantle has listed Riverside Road upgrade project in the 2019/20 Capital Works program.

Currently the project is in the design phase, with detail design and tender specifications to be finalised by the end of November 2019, for construction to commence in February / March 2020. 

At this time, it is estimated the works will take 6-8 weeks and will start from East Street.  

Signs and further information will be available closer to the works commencing.  In the meantime all enquiries are to be directed to the Town of East Fremantle via phone (08) 9339 9339 or email 

 View a copy of the Concept Plan 

  • This project will reclaim 2,500m2 of riverside land for use as public open space
  • This project will create an additional 8 parking bays to service Dome, Bicentennial Falls and surrounding public open space
  • New intersection works to improve safety and facilitate improved traffic flows at the intersection of Pier Street
  • Riverside Road will be rezoned to 40kph to create a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and road users
  • This project will provide appropriately selected street trees and enhance the riverside landscaping
  • The existing road pavement will be reused via foam bitumen stabilisation, which has a minimum design life of 40-years
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation reuses the existing pavement material, eliminating the need for virgin quarry products and reducing the transportation and haulage of carting new materials
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation has a rapid construction period, and will take approximately 7 days to stabilise the full road.  Additional time will be required for other ancillary works.
  • Riverside Road will remain accessible throughout the construction period
  • Asphalt surfacing will be undertaken using polymer modified asphalt where the polymer will be specified as TonerPlas
  • TonerPlas uses recycled toners, soft plastics and recycled glass to create a fatigue resistant road surface.  Paving Riverside Road with TonerPlas will use approximately:
    • 800,000 reclaimed plastic bag equivalents
    • 252,000 glass bottle (stubby) equivalents
    • Unused toner from 1900 printer cartridges
    • 20% reclaimed asphalt pavement