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Works are underway for the Metro Tunnel Project ahead of the start of major construction. These preparatory works include the relocation and protection of utilities, including drainage, water, gas, power and telecommunications services.

Site investigations are also being carried out to gather further information about ground and environmental conditions to ensure that we have the best, most up-to-date information available to plan and build the Metro Tunnel.

If you have any questions on locations, timing or require more information, please contact us.

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Parkville: Royal Parade (PDF, 274.7 KB) Monday 27 March Service relocation

There will be a southbound lane closure on Royal Parade and Elizabeth Street, across Grattan Street as works progress. Please refer to signage in the area\

We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces, and impact the bicycle lane, on Elizabeth Street as the works progress

There will be some noise associated with this activity

There may be some temporary pedestrian diversions

Parkville: Grattan Street and Royal Parade (PDF, 652.9 KB) Thursday 23 March Site establishment and service relocation

Tree and vegetation removal will take place within University of Melbourne land along Grattan Street and on the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade. Removal will be completed in stages to prepare sites as they are required. Chainsaws, excavators and boom lifts may be used. Further tree removal will be required during the next phase of work.

An eastbound lane closure will be in place on Grattan Street during tree removal between Royal Parade and Barry Street on Saturday 25 March to Sunday 26 March.

An additional weekend closure will be required and we will provide notification prior

Temporary fencing will be installed around the work sites to ensure the safety of the community and workers

There will be some noise associated with this activity

Traffic management measures will ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians and maintain flow of traffic

There will be some temporary pedestrian diversions required

We will need to occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Grattan Street as the works progress

Fauna associated with trees to be removed will be assessed and managed appropriately

We will replant at least two trees for every tree removed for construction of the Metro Tunnel to enhance long term canopy cover across the Metro Tunnel project

Parkville: Royal Parade (PDF, 651.9 KB) Monday 6 March Service investigations

A southbound lane closure will be in place on Royal Parade during off peak times.

Traffic management measures will ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians and maintain flow of traffic.

There will be some noise associated with this activity.

There may be some temporary pedestrian diversions.

Please note that these works have been extended until 17 March.

Parkville: Royal Parade/Elizabeth Street and Leicester Street (PDF, 497.0 KB) Monday 23 January Service investigations and relocations

The conduits will be installed by open cut trench excavation, consisting of excavating a trench and manually installing each piece of pipe, backfilling and reinstating the area.

There will be some noise associated with this activity.

Traffic management measures will ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians and maintain flow of traffic.

There may be some temporary pedestrian diversions.

We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces on Leicester Street and Grattan Street as the works progress.

Existing services will only be disconnected once new services are installed.

Night works

6pm to 7am, Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February

Lane closures will be in place on Elizabeth Street during night works

Carlton: Queensberry Street Mid-April Road works

It is proposed that Queensberry Street be widened to two traffic lanes between Elizabeth and Rathdowne streets.

Following the necessary planning approvals, works on Queensberry Street are anticipated to begin in mid-April 2017 and will take up to three months to complete.

Melbourne: around City Square (PDF, 664.8 KB) Sunday 5 March Service investigations

Night works

Service and visual inspections will take place between 9pm and 5am on the following dates:

  • 5 March – Flinders Lane
  • 6 March – Swanston Street
  • 7 March – Collins Street
Melbourne: Swanston Street, Victoria Street and Franklin Street (PDF, 529.0 KB) Wednesday 15 February Service relocations

We will be undertaking night works in this area. Dates of night works will be advised ahead of time.

There will be temporary changes to traffic conditions in the local area. These changes will vary depending on the works. The community will be notified in advance of works taking place in the immediate area.

Traffic management will be in place during construction to maintain the flow of traffic and ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians.

There may be some noise and dust associated with these works. Mitigation strategies which comply with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs) will be put in place to minimise disruption to the community

There will be temporary changes to pedestrian access during the initial stages of work. Signage and wayfinding will be in place to assist pedestrians.

Melbourne: Swanston, Franklin, A'Beckett, Victoria and Stewart Streets Monday 16 January Site establishment and service relocations These works will be delivered by John Holland and include site establishment, tree and vegetation removal, relocation and protection of underground utility services such as water, gas, power and telecommunications and shaft construction for the new rail tunnels and CBD North Station.
Melbourne: La Trobe Street (PDF, 394.1 KB) Monday 16 January Site preparation

What the works will involve

  • Removal of parallel parking bays at intersections along La Trobe Street between King Street and Exhibition Street
  • Changes to kerbs and footpaths at intersections
  • Line marking to identify the new design of the road way
  • Changes to traffic signage along La Trobe Street
  • Construction of three new accessible parking bays between Swanston Street and Russell Street, including kerb ramp and pavement improvements
  • Upgrades to traffic signalling timing.

What to be aware of

  • There will be short-term, temporary changes to vehicle and bicycle access. Variable Message Signs (VMS) boards will be in place to provide clear direction
  • Traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of work crews and pedestrians and maintain traffic flow.

Hours of work

  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am – 1pm, Saturdays
  • Night work will be required for permanent line marking along La Trobe Street. This work is expected to take place in late January 2017.
Melbourne: Flinders Walk (PDF, 1.8 MB) Thursday 26 January Geotechnical investigations

Geotechnical drilling will be undertaken along Flinders Walk on the northern bank of the Yarra River.

Drilling is expected to take up to four weeks to be completed at each location.

Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained at all times.

Melbourne: Domain Road (PDF, 632.6 KB) POSTPONED: Sunday 19 March Service relocations Night works
19-21 March

Lanes will temporarily close on Domain Road as the work progresses.
Melbourne: Park Street, St Kilda Road, Domain Road, Bromby Street, Domain Street and Adams Street (PDF, 632.6 KB) Wednesday 8 March Service investigations

The location of sites may vary depending on the results of the investigation works

Traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of work crews, pedestrians, cyclists and maintain flow of traffic around the work areas

Access to private properties and businesses will be maintained at all times

Impacts from noise, dust and vibration will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs)

There will be staged lane closures and occupation of car parking spaces during works

Melbourne: St Kilda Road (PDF, 360.0 KB) Monday 27 February Service identifications

Confirming and identifying the location of underground services:

  • St Kilda Road, between Bromby Street and Toorak Road West, adjacent to tram tracks (in the slip lanes and medians)
  • Corner of St Kilda Road and Kings Way
  • Toorak Road West, between St Kilda Rd and Adams Street.

These service investigations will involve:

  • Electronic detection (non-disruptive)
  • Non-destructive digging (NDD)

There will be some noise associated with saw-cutting and NDD. We will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum wherever possible.

There will be some temporary pedestrian diversions in place during these works.

We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces along St Kilda Road and Toorak Rd West, in the car park between St Kilda Rd and Adams Street.

Mitigation measures will manage potential impacts from noise, dust and vibration.

Works will take place over 7 nights between Monday 27 February and Friday 17 March 2017, 7pm – 5am.)

South Melbourne: St Kilda Road footpath and Bowen Crescent (PDF, 4.2 MB) Monday 16 January Service relocation

As part of the preparatory work for the Domain Station, we are moving existing services away from the location of a station entrance at the edge of the Shrine of Remembrance reserve and installing new conduits for these services.

What the works will involve

  • Continuing to install new telecommunication conduits within the St Kilda Road footpath adjacent to Melbourne Grammar and the Royce Hotel
  • Continuing to install new power conduits within the St Kilda Road footpath adjacent to the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve
  • Removing 8 juvenile trees within the Shrine Reserve
  • Installing new telecommunication conduits across Bowen Crescent and down the west side of Bowen Crescent
  • Boring and installing new conduits under St Kilda Road that will connect with conduits being installed within Bowen Crescent
  • Running new telecommunication services through the conduits to complete the relocation of these services following the installation of new conduits (this low impact activity will continue until July 2017).

Bowen Crescent closure 

  • 25-26 February
  • 8am to 5pm
  • Closure across the end of Bowen Crescent near St Kilda Road
  • Access to Bowen Crescent from Kingsway or Queens Road
  • For telecommunications and gas service relocations
  • Includes open cut trench excavation, installing conduits and back filling and reinstating the road at the end of the work.
South Yarra: Toorak Road West (PDF, 371.2 KB) Monday 27 March Service identification

There will be some temporary pedestrian diversions in place during these works.

We will need to temporarily occupy a limited number of parking spaces along Toorak Road West.

There will be some noise associated with these works, particularly saw-cutting and NDD, however we will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum wherever possible.

South Yarra: Toorak Road West (PDF, 654.2 KB) Wednesday 8 March Service relocations

Night works

8-14 March
6pm-7am

Impacts from noise, dust and vibration will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs)

There will be staged lane closures during works

South Yarra: Toorak Road West (PDF, 579.1 KB) Monday 20 February Service relocations

Street access changes for vehicles

Adams Street - from 20 February

Adams Street will be not be accessible from Toorak Road West for approximately 1 month

Domain Street - from 1 March

Domain Street will be not be accessible from Toorak Road West for approximately 1 month

Leopold Street - from 2 March

Leopold Street will be not be accessible from Toorak Road West for approximately 1 month

Local access in and out of Leopold Street from Domain Road will be maintained using traffic controllers during working hours

Outside of work hours, metal plates will be installed over the worksite to provide access out of Leopold Street into Toorak Road West.

Hope Street - from 4 March

Hope Street will be not be accessible from Toorak Road West for approximately 1 month

Local access in and out of Hope Street from Domain Road will be maintained using traffic controllers during working hours 

Outside of work hours, metal plates will be installed over the worksite to provide access out of Hope Street into Toorak Road West.

Millswyn Street - from 8 March

Millswyn Street will be not be accessible from Toorak Road West for approximately 1 month

At the completion of these works there will an additional 2 day closure required at each street in April to connect properties to the new sewer and remove the temporary diversion. Information will be provided ahead of these subsequent closures.

Traffic management measures will manage the safety of work crews, pedestrians and cyclists

Carpark occupation

A site compound will be established in the centre median car parks near the corner of St Kilda Road and Toorak Road West occupying approximately nine car parks for the duration of the works

Temporary occupation of kerbside car parking within the direct vicinity of works

Continuing gas works on the Fawkner Park side of Toorak Road West resulting in occupation of kerbside parking and single flow of traffic in each direction around these works.

There will be periods of medium to high levels of noise associated with the works. These will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs) to ensure community disruption is minimised

South Yarra: Toorak Road West Monday 16 January Service relocation

Traffic management measures will be in place within the Toorak Road West works area to manage the safety of work crews, pedestrians and cyclists and will include:

  • Lane reduction on Toorak Road West between St Kilda Road and Park Street. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction
  • Work zone speed restrictions
  • Temporary occupation of approximately half of the centre median angled car parks near St Kilda Road on Toorak Road West while sewer works are taking place in close proximity to these parks
  • Temporary occupation of all kerbside parking on the Fawkner Park side of the road for gas relocation works
  • Temporary occupation of kerbside parking as sewer relocation works progress on the residential side of the road within direct vicinity of works
  • Limited access and progressive local street closures into Toorak Road West between St Kilda Road and Leopold Street with detours and appropriate signage in place
  • Temporary pedestrian diversions in place around works

There may be some noise and dust associated with these works. Mitigation strategies which comply with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs) will be put in place to minimise disruption to the community.

Sewer and gas services will not be affected. Existing services will be diverted to the new services once installed.

Weekend night works may be required to connect the new gas service to the existing network towards the end of these works. We will notify affected residents in advance of these works occurring.