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Metro Tunnel

Construction in Parkville

Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway to support construction of Parkville Station.

The new station connects this world-class education, health and research precinct to the rail network for the first time, and includes station entrances on the doorstep of the University of Melbourne and some of Victoria's biggest hospitals.

Current work notifications

Timing

Where

What is happening?

Late April until late September

Grattan Street

Installation of a series of piles along Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Leicester Street) to support structure and enable workers to safely carry out excavation underground will commence from 7am to 6pm, weekdays and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

Deliveries will be between 4am-6am from 23 April to 31 May due to the size of piling rigs and cranes.

These works are expected to generate high levels of noise and some vibration.

For more information, see the April - May works update (PDF, 9.1 MB).

23 April - 11 May

Grattan Street and Barry Street

Installation of a covered pedestrian walkway along Grattan Street in front of the Alan Gilbert Building and the Peter Doherty Institute will commence 7am to 6pm, weekdays and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

The Alan Gilbert Building installation will occur from 23 April to 2 May.  Access will be maintained via the Barry Street entrance at all times during construction of the pedestrian gantry.

The MDHS buidling installation will occur from 23 April until mid-may. There will be temporary fencing around the work zone to ensure safety.

The Peter Doherty Institute installation will occur from 3 May to 11 May. Access will be maintained via the Elizabeth Street and Berkeley Street building entrances at all times during construction of the pedestrian gantry.

Access to the bicycle storage area at Peter Doherty Institute will not be available during installation, however, we will provide an alternative and will communicate the location to cyclists when confirmed.

For more information see the Covered Pedestrian Walkway notification (PDF, 5.4 MB) and the April - May works update (PDF, 9.1 MB).

16 - 20 April

Queensberry Street

Additional day and night works will involve raising two water service covers at the intersections of Queensberry and Rathdowne streets and Queensberry and Lygon streets.

Works will involve saw cutting, excavating, raising the covers asphalting and line marking.

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise with the noisiest activities, such as saw cutting and non-destructive digging, prioritised to take place before 10pm wherever possible, in order to minimise impacts on the local community.

From 22 February

Barry Street

Barry Street will be closed indefinitely to vehicles between Pelham and Grattan Streets.

Works will occur between 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm, Saturdays (if required).

Until the end of June 2018, the following site establishment activities will generate medium-high levels of noise and require pedestrian and cyclist management when required.

  • Installation of pedestrian ramps in Barry and Berkeley streets to assist with pedestrian access.
  • Ongoing installation of site facilities.

From 23 April to 31 May, night works will take place in preparation for the arrival of large construction equipment to the site via the Haymarket Roundabout and Pelham Street. These deliveries must occur out of hours to comply with VicRoads requirements.

Deliveries will occur between 4am and 6am. Trucks will be unloaded during normal working hours of 7am to 6pm, weekdays and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays. A total of seven equipment deliveries are planned to occur over this time.

For more information, see the Parkville March 2018 Update (PDF, 4.5 MB).

From 22 February

Berkley Street

Berkley Street will be closed to vehicles at Grattan Street, access will be maintained via Pelham Street.

Works will occur between 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm, Saturdays (if required).

Until the end of June 2018, the following site establishment activities will generate medium-high levels of noise and require pedestrian and cyclist management when required.

  • Installation of pedestrian ramps in Barry and Berkeley streets to assist with pedestrian access.

For more information, see the Parkville March 2018 Update (PDF, 4.5 MB).

Until late May

Royal Parade

Completing installation of groundwater monitoring wells in Royal Parade, Pelham Street and Lincoln Square North.

A service lane closure, southbound on Royal Parade outside the University of Melbourne, will occur periodically after 10am for site investigation works.

During closures, cyclists will be diverted onto the shared path, and bus route 546 will use the centre carriageway.

Pedestrian diversions are in place on the footpaths on the west side of Royal Parade, both sides of Elizabeth Street, and the north side of Grattan Street.

A limited number of parking spaces on Royal Parade will be occupied during the works.

For more information, see the Parkville March 2018 Update (PDF, 4.5 MB) and the works notification (PDF, 704.8 KB).

Until late May

Pelham Street

An electrical kiosk substation will be installed to supply power to the site during construction.

Trenching will be undertaken in Pelham Street on the eastbound carriageway between Berkeley and Barry streets to install conduits.

Trenching will also occur across Barry Street adjacent to University Square. Once completed, a concrete pad will be poured to sit the kiosk on top. This work will be undertaken once Barry Street is closed.

Installation of groundwater monitoring wells in Royal Parade, Pelham Street and Lincoln Square North will continue until the end of May.

To install the electrical kiosk substation, trenching is underway in Pelham Street on the eastbound lane between Berkeley and Barry streets. Eastbound lane closures are required on Pelham Street with detours in place.

Buses are operating as usual and local access is being maintained.

For more information, see the Parkville March 2018 Update (PDF, 4.5 MB).

Ongoing

Grattan Street and Barry Street

Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Leicester Street) and Barry Street (between Pelham Street and Grattan Street) are closed to vehicles for up to five years.

Overview of current works

The current works in Parkville include site preparation, identifying underground services and the relocation and protection of these services, as well as road upgrades in preparation for construction.

A range of site investigations are also being undertaken.

Hours of work

The majority of work will take place during normal working hours:

  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am – 1pm, Saturdays.

Work outside of these hours may be required to complete certain activities.

When out of hours works are considered necessary, we will notify local residents and businesses in advance of these works occurring.

Grattan Street closure

Grattan Street is now closed to vehicles between Royal Parade and Leicester Street (for up to five years).

There will also be a westbound closure of Grattan Street between Flemington Road and Royal Parade from early to mid-2019.

Find out more about changes to Grattan Street.

About Parkville station

Parkville Station will be located under Grattan Street near Royal Parade, providing a direct rail connection to the area for the first time and relieving pressure on local tram and road networks. Read more about Parkville Station.

The new underground station will be built via a 'cut and cover' method, with a roof slab placed over the top of the site. Underground construction activities will take place 24/7 once the roof slab and acoustic treatments have been installed. Read more about building the Parkville Station.

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