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Construction in the Domain precinct

Anzac Station is strategically placed to ease pressure on the St Kilda Road / Swanston Street tram corridor and will significantly improve access to key Melbourne landmarks such as the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park.

Current work notifications

St Kilda Road

Works taking place at the site of the future Anzac Station underneath St Kilda Road and nearby streets.

Timing

Where

What is happening?

From 14 February

St Kilda Road

St Kilda Road is reduced to one lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West for up to four years.

Motorists should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time to reach their destination.

Alternative routes for St Kilda Road include Kings Way, Queens Road, Ferrars Street and Beaconsfield Parade.

Download the St Kilda Road lane closures and site establishment notification (PDF, 4.9 MB).

Until March

Domain precinct

Geotechnical investigations and soil sampling works are continuing in the Domain precinct. Extensive investigations have previously been undertaken in this area to assess ground and environmental conditions.

These works include:

  • Use of non-destructive drilling and drill rigs to install groundwater monitoring wells
  • Collection of soil samples to understand quality of soil.

Download the St Kilda Road lane closures and site establishment notification (PDF, 4.9 MB).

Until March

Bowen Crescent and Kings Way

Works to install drainage beneath St Kilda Road (between Domain Road and Bowen Crescent) and beneath Bowen Crescent are continuing.

Night works are required to install a retrieval pit in the northbound carriageway on Kings Way, to connect the drainage into the existing sewer. These works will commence from February and continue until mid-March.

Works will take place between 9pm – 5am, 7 days a week.

Bowen Crescent will remain closed between St Kilda Road and Queens Lane for drainage works until late February, and from Kings Way to Queens Lane until late March. Access for local traffic will be maintained, with access into Queens Lane via Queens Road.

Kings Way northbound carriageway lane closures are required during night works from mid-February until mid- March.

For more information, see the original Drainage Works Update, Domain notification (PDF, 636.6 KB).

February

St Kilda Road

Preliminary road realignment works will take place to prepare for the temporary diversion of road traffic, trams and cyclists around the Anzac Station construction site.

These works include:

  • Kerb modifications and line marking on St Kilda Road at Government House Drive and Dorcas Street (southbound).
  • Installation of concrete barriers, plastic barriers and site fencing to reduce St Kilda Road to one lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West.
  • Road profiling to remove the road surface.
  • Earthworks to construct a new alignment for St Kilda Road.

Download the St Kilda Road lane closures and site establishment notification (PDF, 4.9 MB).

February

Domain precinct

Site establishment works include:

  • Hoarding and temporary fencing around Edmund Herring Oval.
  • Installation of concrete barriers, hoarding and fencing around St Kilda Rd and Albert Road Reserve.
  • Installation of site sheds and amenities within site compounds.
  • The removal of up to 42 trees on the east side of Albert Road Reserve, and on the southbound side of St Kilda Road between Domain Road and Bromby Street.
  • Mulching of small branches and leaves on-site; larger logs and branches will be removed from site for re-use or mulching.

Download the St Kilda Road lane closures and site establishment notification (PDF, 4.9 MB).

February

St Kilda Road

Preliminary works for the temporary diversion of tram and road services around the Anzac Station construction site will be taking place.

These works include:

  • Delivery of tracks to site, welding and placement into new location.
  • Earthworks to level the ground.
  • Erection of temporary tram power poles in the median between Dorcas Street and Park Street.

Download the St Kilda Road lane closures and site establishment notification (PDF, 4.9 MB).

April

St Kilda Road

Buses will replace all trams along St Kilda Road during the April school holidays as tram tracks and traffic lanes are reconfigured. This work will allow traffic, trams, pedestrians and cyclists to keep flowing safely around the worksite throughout construction of Anzac Station.

Current work notifications

Kings Way and surrounding roads

Kings Way is the primary diversion route during construction of the new Anzac Station. To ensure Kings Way can cater for the predicted increase in traffic, it is essential that changes are made to the road to improve the efficiency of the network.

Timing

Where

What is happening?

26 February - late April

Moray Street

Upgrades to the Moray Street bike path will occur from 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm, Saturdays.

Some night works may be required. Notifications will be sent out in advance.

Impacts include:

  • Angled parking changed to parallel parking nearby intersections.
  • Traffic management and detours.
  • Medium level noise, vibration, and dust managed by Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements.
  • Site compound established adjacent to 191 Dorcas Street, occupying approximately 18 parking spaces.

For more information, see the Moray Street Bike Path page and brochure (PDF, 1.7 MB).

February

Kings Way, between Albert Road and Westgate Freeway on-ramp

Road resurfacing and line marking works at a number of locations on Kings Way between Albert Road and the West Gate Freeway on-ramp.

Night works at the Park Street and Kings Way Intersection, service lane near Cobden Street and slow lane from Sunday 18 to Saturday 24 February from 8pm - 5am. Works will not occur every night during this period.

Night works on Kings Way between York Street and West Gate Freeway on-ramp from Sunday 18 to Tuesday 27 February, 8pm - 5am. Works will not occur every night during this period.

Road users can expect delays associated with the lane closures required to safely perform the works.

For more information, see the Traffic changes on Kings Way page or the Changes to Kings Way notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

To early March

Kings Way and Sturt Street

Changes will be made to the intersection of Kings Way/Sturt Street to allow more traffic to travel north and south on Kings Way and to improve tram reliability.

Night works ongoing until early March, 8pm – 5am, Sundays to Thursdays, 10pm – 7am, Fridays.

Impacts include:

  • Right turn ban from Sturt Street onto Kings Way northbound.
  • Right turn ban from Kings Way onto Sturt Street eastbound.
  • Left turn ban Kings Way into Sturt Street westbound.
  • Right turn ban from Eastern Road onto Sturt Street.
  • Left turn only from Dorcas Street onto Sturt Street.
  • Installation of a dedicated right turn lane on Sturt Street onto Dorcas Street.

For more information, see the works notification (PDF, 677.7 KB).

March

Kings Way, near Cobden Street

Installation of overhead traffic signage on Kings Way near Cobden Street and near the Mac Robertson Girls’ High School.

For more information, see the Traffic changes on Kings Way page or the Changes to Kings Way notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

February

Market Street, South Melbourne

Preparations for road upgrades and the establishment of a site compound, with the following impacts:

Approximately nine car parking spaces at the Kings Way end of Market Street will be occupied while this site compound is in place

There will be traffic management measures in place around the site compound

Traffic will still be able to turn left from Tope Street into Market Street and right from Market Street into Tope Street.

For more information: see the Market Street notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Overview of current works

Major works on the Metro Tunnel are underway to support construction of the new Anzac Station.

Day works

  • From mid-February 2018
  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am – 1pm Saturdays.

Day works (Bowen Crescent)

  • Ongoing until late-February 2018
  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am – 5pm Saturdays & Sundays

About the new station

Anzac Station will be an important interchange between train and tram services on St Kilda Road.

The new station will serve thousands of people destined for the employment and residential precinct along St Kilda Road every day, and support the continuing growth and redevelopment of the South Melbourne / Kings Way precinct. Read more about Anzac Station.

The preferred station location is the result of detailed investigations, design and planning by engineers, transport modellers and other experts with experience on rail tunnels and other infrastructure projects in Australia and around the world.

Anzac Station will be built via a 'cut and cover' method, with the station box excavated from the top down and a roof slab placed over the top of the site.

Underground construction activities will take place 24/7 once the roof slab and appropriate acoustic treatments have been installed while traffic and trams continue to flow on St Kilda Road. Read more about building Anzac Station.

St Kilda Road changes

St Kilda Road has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West.

Motorists should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time to reach their destination. Alternative routes for St Kilda Road include Kings Way, Queens Road, Ferrars Street and Beaconsfield Parade.

Find out more about traffic changes on St Kilda Road.

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