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Construction in Parkville

The new station in Parkville 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

Start dateWhere What is happening?

July 2017

UPDATED

Royal Parade, Grattan Street and Elizabeth Street

Service relocations with the following traffic changes.

Grattan Street

  • There will be lane closures at the intersection of Royal Parade on Grattan Street (10am-8pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 7pm Saturdays)
  • We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Grattan Street as the works progress
  • There will be a closure at the intersection of Berkeley Street and Grattan Street for the final stage of installation
  • Traffic management measures will ensure the safety of work crews, cyclists and pedestrians and maintain flow of traffic. Please refer to signage in the area
  • There will be medium - high level noise associated with this activity
  • No planned disruption to essential services

Royal Parade and Elizabeth Street

  • Monday 14 June to late August
  • Intermittent single southbound lane and bike lane closures from the Melbourne Medical School to the Haymarket Roundabout
  • There will be no left turn onto Grattan Street from Royal Parade
  • Cyclists are asked to dismount and detour on to the footpath
  • We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces

17 July 2017

Grattan Street, Royal Parade and Kernot Road

Service relocations with the following impacts:

  • Westbound lanes will be closed on Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Flemington Road) between 8pm – 6am for construction of the sewer pit, with detours in place
  • There will be some temporary pedestrian diversions required
  • There will be some noise associated with this activity

17 July

Flemington Road

Service relocations, requiring:

  • An eastbound lane closure on Pelham Street between Elizabeth and Berkeley Streets
  • There will be no left turn onto Pelham Street from Elizabeth Street and detours will be in place
  • The southbound service lane on Flemington Road will be closed from 10am – 3:30pm and each night from 7pm – 6am
  • We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Pelham Street
  • There will be some noise associated with this activity

20 June 2017

Elizabeth, Pelham and Grattan Streets

Service investigations and relocations:

  • No left turn into Pelham Street from Elizabeth Street
  • Eastbound lane closure on Pelham Street between Elizabeth and Berkley Streets
  • We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Pelham Street and Grattan Street as the works progress
  • There will be an eastbound lane closure on Grattan Street between Leicester Street and Malvina Place, from 9:30am to 3.30pm each day
  • There will be some noise associated with these activities

16 June 2017

Pelham Street, Bouverie Street, Wilson Avenue and Kernot Road

Service investigations and gas service relocations. Please be aware of:

  • We will need to occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Pelham and Bouverie Streets as the works progress
  • There will be temporary changes to the 505 bus stop on Pelham Street as the works progress, please refer to signage
  • There will be some noise associated with this activity
  • Traffic management measures will ensure the safety of work crews, cyclists and pedestrians and maintain flow of traffic. Please refer to signage in the area
  • There may be some temporary pedestrian diversions

22 May 2017

Within Melbourne University land on Grattan Street

Service relocations, impacts include:

  • Occupying a limited number of parking space on Grattan Street
  • Traffic management will be in place
  • Temporary pedestrian and cyclist diversions required

4 May 2017

Royal Parade, Elizabeth Street, Grattan Street, Haymarket Walk and Kernot Road

Service relocations with temporary pedestrian diversions

1 May 2017

Queensberry Street

Road upgrade

There will be nightworks, including lane closures from 8 July. Please be aware of:

  • Traffic management will be in place during construction to maintain the flow of traffic and ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians
  • Where road closures are required, detours will be in place, and access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • During the works, some kerbside parking will be temporarily removed along Queensberry Street to ensure adequate space to establish the work site in the centre median, while maintaining a bicycle lane and a traffic lane in each direction.

Overview of current works

The current works in Parkville are being delivered by a Managing Contractor, John Holland, and include site preparation, identifying underground services and the relocation and protection of these services, as well as road upgrades in preparation for construction.

About the new station

The new 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 at Parkville 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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