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Metro Tunnel

Construction in Parkville

Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway to support construction of a new underground station 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

Download the Parkville works update: October - December 2017 (PDF, 799.8 KB)

Timing

Where

What is happening?

Until late December

Royal Parade

Day works

  • Royal Parade southbound service lanes will be closed between 10am and 10pm. The will be a low level of noise associated with these works
  • Pedestrian diversions will be in place on the footpaths on the west side of Royal Parade and both sides of Elizabeth Street
  • A limited number of parking spaces on Royal Parade will be occupied during the works
  • 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
  • Excavations in the footpaths will generate medium-high levels of noise and cable hauling works in existing pits will generate a low level of noise
  • Service proving including non-destructive digging (NDD) and saw cutting
  • These works will generate high levels of noise

More information in the sewer relocation notification PDF, 668.3 KB.

Night works (6pm-7am)

  • Excavating a shaft in the outer westbound lane of Grattan Street, in the intersection with Royal Parade
  • Excavating a shaft in the northbound service lanes of Royal Parade
  • Installing a new sewer in the northbound service lanes of Royal Parade, using an underground boring rig, between the two excavated shafts
  • These works will generate medium levels of noise
  • Lane closures will be in place on the Elizabeth Street and Royal Parade northbound service lanes, every night (8pm-6am)
  • Traffic management will be in place in the westbound lanes on Grattan Street, every night (8pm-6am). Westbound traffic will be diverted, with only left and right turning movements permitted at Royal Parade
  • Traffic management measures will be coordinated with other works in the area

More information in the sewer relocation notification PDF, 600.9 KB.

Until early December

Flemington Road

Commissioning new gas main at the corner of Flemington Road and Grattan Street.

  • Reinstating the asphalt in Flemington Road, following recent service relocations
  • A southbound lane closure is in place on Flemington Road, intermittently at night
  • Local access will be maintained via the southbound service lane, including to the VCCC carpark while lane closures are in place
  • Southbound bike lane along Flemington Road will remain open during lane closures
  • These works will create a medium-high level of noise.

For more information, see the reinstatement notification PDF, 696.3 KB.

Until early December

Elizabeth Street

Constructing a sewer pit in Elizabeth Street, near the intersection with Grattan Street, and installing a new water main across Elizabeth Street.

  • Southbound lane closures in Elizabeth Street, including the bike lane, from 10am weekdays
  • These works will create a medium level of noise.

For more information, see the Service relocation update PDF, 799.8 KB.

Until early December

Grattan Street

Installing water, sewer and gas services in the footpath on the south side of Grattan Street, between Elizabeth Street and Barry Street (including across Berkeley Street)

  • Footpath closure on the southern side of Grattan Street, between Elizabeth and Barry streets. Pedestrian diversions are in place
  • Berkeley Street is closed to traffic at the Grattan Street intersection during weekdays. Access to the University Square carpark is maintained via Pelham Street
  • These works will generate a medium level of noise

Night works 21-22 November

Decommissioning and capping abandoned gas mains at two locations on the north side of Grattan Street, at the intersection of Grattan Street and Royal Parade and near the University of Melbourne Gate 10.

  • Eastbound lane closures will be in place on Grattan Street between Royal Parade and Bouverie Street, at night (8pm-6am)
  • These works will generate a medium level of noise

13 November until 12 December
Installing a new water main across Grattan Street near Leicester Street by open cut trenching

  • Staged east and westbound lane closures on Grattan Street near Leicester Street, daily. Access will be maintained in both directions, but conditions will change. Please refer to signage in the area
  • These works will generate a medium level of noise

For more information, see the service relocation notificaiton PDF, 737.4 KB.

Until late December

University of Melbourne

Installing power conduits outside the Medical Building and along Kernot Road to Gate 10 by open-cut trenching.

Constructing a power pit in the Medical Building forecourt.

Constructing a power pit at the Kernot Road Gate 10 car park.

  • Access to buildings will be maintained throughout the works, including to the Medical Building
  • Kernot Road pit will be constructed at night, with traffic management in place daily to maintain vehicle access
  • These works are expected to generate periods of medium-high level noise.

20 November to late December

Service relocation works in the undercroft of the Engineering Building, including open cut trenching

  • There will be some pedestrian diversions in place within the University of Melbourne near the work site
  • These works will generate medium-high levels of noise

For more information, see the Parkville works update PDF, 799.8 KB.

Until early December

Berkeley Street

Installing a new water main and gas connection to the Peter Doherty Institute by open cut trenching across Berkeley Street at the intersection with Grattan Street.

Constructing a sewer pit in Berkeley Street at the intersection with Grattan Street.

  • Berkeley Street is closed at the intersection with Grattan Street, during weekdays only
  • Access to the University Square car park is maintained through the Berkeley Street entrance, via Pelham Street, during the closure
  • These works are expected to generate periods of medium-high level noise.

13 November until 12 December

University Square carpark

Relocating internal sewer and water pipes with the following impacts:

  • Traffic management will be in place within the University Square car park, however access will be maintained
  • There will be a medium level of noise associated with these works

For more information, and a map of works, see the notification (PDF, 737.4 KB).

Until late November

Barry Street

A fenced site compound is established at the southern end of Barry Street to support nearby service relocation activities.

  • Northbound lane closure in Barry Street between Pelham Street and Grattan Street
  • No left turn into Barry Street from Pelham Street.

The primary use of the site is the safe storage of materials and plant, and staff facilities. Minor works to support service relocation activities may occur within the compound during normal working hours, such as welding pipes.

For more information, see the site compound establisment notification PDF, 737.4 KB.

Until early December

Pelham, Leicester and Bouverie streets

Reinstating the asphalt in Leicester, Pelham and Bouverie streets, following recent service relocations.

  • Staged southbound lane closure on Leicester Street between Grattan and Pelham streets
  • Staged northbound lane closures on Bouverie Street between Berkeley and Leicester streets.
  • These works are expected to generate medium-high levels of noise

For more information, see the reinstatement notification PDF, 696.3 KB.

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.

Additionally Cross Yarra Partnership, who have been selected to build the stations and tunnels, is undertaking a range of site investigations between Kensington and South Yarra from September 2017 until March 2018.

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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