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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

Download the Parkville works update: December 2017 - January 2018 (PDF, 848.2 KB).

Timing

Where

What is happening?

Until late February 2018

Grattan Street

Gas service relocation works

The majority of works will take place during normal working hours, but some night works will be required. Further notification will be provided ahead of night works occurring.

Parking spaces on the eastbound side of Grattan Street will be occupied during the works, between Leicester and Bouverie streets.

Eastbound lane closure will be in place on Grattan Street, between Barry and Bouverie streets.

Intermittent southbound service lane closures will be in place on Royal Parade, after 10am.

During Royal Parade lane closures, cyclists will be diverted onto the existing shared path and bus route 546 to the centre carriageway.

Pedestrian detours will be in place near University of Melbourne Gate 10 and at the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade, 24/7.

There will be a medium level of noise associated with these works.

For more information, download the Gas service relocation notification (PDF, 669.2 KB)

Until late February 2018

Royal Parade

Gas service relocation works

The majority of works will take place during normal working hours, but some night works will be required. Further notification will be provided ahead of night works occurring.

Parking spaces on the eastbound side of Grattan Street will be occupied during the works, between Leicester and Bouverie streets.

Eastbound lane closure will be in place on Grattan Street, between Barry and Bouverie streets

Intermittent southbound service lane closures will be in place on Royal Parade, after 10am.

During Royal Parade lane closures, cyclists will be diverted onto the existing shared path and bus route 546 to the centre carriageway.

Pedestrian detours will be in place near University of Melbourne Gate 10 and at the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade, 24/7.

There will be a medium level of noise associated with these works.

For more information, download the Gas service relocation notification (PDF, 669.2 KB)

Cable hauling works

Royal Parade southbound service lanes will be closed intermittently between 10am and 10pm, for pit access. During closures, cyclists will be diverted onto the shared path, and bus routes 401 and 402 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.

Cable hauling works in existing pits will generate a low level of noise. Excavation works will generate medium-high levels of noise.

Sewer works

Works to install a new sewer by boring in the Royal Parade northbound service lanes are continuing at night. These works are on track and will be completed in late December.

Lane closures are in place on the Elizabeth Street and Royal Parade northbound service lanes, from 8pm – 6am every night

Traffic management is in place in the Grattan Street westbound lanes, between Royal Parade and Berkeley Street, from 8pm – 6am every night.

Westbound through-traffic is diverted, with only left and right turning movements permitted at Royal Parade.

Some saw cutting will be required and will generate high levels of noise. This work will be undertaken earlier in the night to minimise impacts. Boring works will create medium levels of noise.

January until late February 2018

Grattan and Leicester streets

Works to install a new water main across Grattan Street, near Leicester Street, has been delayed and will now take place late December 2017 until late February 2018.

Additionally, a sewer pit will be constructed in the same location in the westbound lane of Grattan Street near the corner of Grattan Street and Leicester Street.

This work will require staged east and westbound lane closures on Grattan Street between Bouverie and Barry streets.

There will be no vehicle access to Leicester Street from Grattan Street during the works.

16 January until 2 February 2018

Royal Parade, Elizabeth Street, and Berkley Street

Installing three groundwater monitoring wells in  Royal Parade and Elizabeth Street, and completing the Berkeley Street well installed in December 2017. Works will occur between 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm, Saturdays.

  • Temporarily lowering the speed limit to 40 km/h on sections of Royal Parade (northbound and southbound carriageways) and Elizabeth Street (southbound carriageway).
  • Traffic management including signage and traffic controllers will be on site to safely guide you through the area.
  • Med-high level of noise throughout working period.
  • A section of the left turning lane in the outer southbound carriageway on Royal Parade will be closed for up to four days (after 10am).
  • Driveway, laneway, pedestrian and hospital access will be maintained at all times.

For more information, see the works notification (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Until late January

Pelham Street

From early January until late January 2018, Pelham Street will be closed between Leicester and Barry Street with no access into Pelham Street from Leicester Street.

Localised closures will be required at the Leicester and Barry Street intersections for short durations during January 2018 to carry out specific works.

See the Traffic changes in Parkville page.

Until late January

Parkville precinct

Road reinstatement works have commenced in areas where service relocations are complete.

Reinstating the asphalt in Pelham, Leicester, Barry, Grattan and Elizabeth streets, and within University of Melbourne land.

Asphalt reinstatement works include the use of an asphalt paver and vibratory roller. These works will generate medium-high levels of noise.

Access to private properties and businesses will be maintained. 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.

Until early January

Intersection of Princes and Lygon streets

Intersection of Elizabeth and Queensberry streets

Prior to the installation of CCTV and Bluetooth technology at the intersection of Princes and Lygon Streets and at the intersection of Elizabeth and Queensberry Street, we will be undertaking night works to remove asbestos from the traffic signal pit.

Asbestos removal will be carried out by accredited subcontractors (who are specialist removers of asbestos), using safe handling and disposal procedures in accordance with the WorkSafe Compliance Code and relevant industry standards. This activity will involve setting up plastic lined temporary fencing around the work area, asbestos removal and air quality monitoring.

There may be some medium level noise associated with these works.

Short term lane closures will be required, and traffic management will be in place around the work site to manage the safety of pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists.

Out of hours works:

  • Asbestos removal (from 18 December – 22 December 2017) 6pm – 7am
  • CCTV and Bluetooth installation will take 1-2 days to complete and will commence once asbestos removal is completed. Installation works will be undertaken during day time hours of 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday, or 7am-1pm, Saturday.

Late December until February 2018

University of Melbourne

Service relocation works in the undercroft of the Engineering Building have been delayed and will now take place late December 2017 until late February 2018.

Traffic management will be in place at Gate 10, and there will be an eastbound lane closure on Grattan Street.

Pedestrian diversions will be required around the work area, inside University of Melbourne land and on Grattan Street.

These works will generate medium-high levels of noise.

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 are the preferred contractor 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 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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