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State Library precinct work notifications

Work is now underway in the CBD to support construction of State Library Station.

Sign up to our enews and select "State Library Station" to receive work notifications by email.

For works around the southern end of Swanston Street, see the Town Hall precinct page.

TimingWhere What is happening?

Ongoing

Franklin Street East

Works to construct the underground station platform are taking place inside the acoustic shed at Franklin Street East. This involves delivery of steel and concrete to the site using trucks.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

Oversized trucks will demobilise oversized equipment including a roadheader and scrubber from 1am to 5am for up to four nights in mid-January 2020.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

January 2020

Franklin Street West

Works to complete the temporary acoustic shed are underway at Franklin Street West. Remaining works include the installation of power and lighting. The shed will enclose the work site and minimise noise, light and dust during tunnelling activities.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday (excavation)
  • 7am to 5pm, Saturdays.

Traffic management will be in place during works to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work areas.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

January 2020

Franklin, Victoria, and Therry streets

There will be intermittent testing of previously installed wells on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets on the road and footpath throughout January 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 7pm to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday
  • 5am to 7am, at the Swanston Street footpath well near Franklin Street.

On Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets there will be intermittent partial closures of footpaths and intermittent overnight lane closures to allow for monitoring of wells.

Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists around the work areas.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

A'Beckett Street

Tunnelling works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed at the A’Beckett Street site throughout January 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

Little La Trobe

Piling works will continue at the Little La Trobe Street site throughout January 2020. 

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, ongoing
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday for concrete pours, as required.

The piling works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise. Concrete pours will generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street

Barrier relocation and line marking works will occur at La Trobe Street. These works will involve use of a mobile crane, line marking machine and hand tools.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm, Thursday 16 January to 5am, Friday 17 January.

The eastbound lane on La Trobe Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Swanston streets with no through access to Swanston Street during these works.

Access to businesses and residential buildings will be maintained at all times.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.


Piling and plunge column installation works will continue at the La Trobe Street site throughout January 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, ongoing
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday, for concrete pours, as required.

Concrete pours are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

DateNotice
20 Jan 2020 State Library, Cardigan Street service investigations, January 2020 (PDF, 374.2 KB)
05 Dec 2019 State Library, Franklin Street westbound lane opening, December 2019 (PDF, 404.3 KB)
03 Dec 2019 State Library construction update, December 2019 to January 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.8 MB)
02 Dec 2019 State Library monthly construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
21 Nov 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street works update, November to December 2019 (PDF, 416.2 KB)
01 Nov 2019 State Library Station works notification, November 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
24 Oct 2019 State Library, Franklin Street West works notification, October 2019 (PDF, 554.5 KB)
24 Oct 2019 La Trobe Street works notification, October 2019 (PDF, 480.3 KB)
17 Oct 2019 State Library, Little La Trobe Street piling update, October 2019 (PDF, 415.8 KB)
03 Oct 2019 State Library construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
11 Sep 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street Tram Pole works, September 2019 (PDF, 452.2 KB)
10 Sep 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street micropiling works, September 2019 (PDF, 412.7 KB)
10 Sep 2019 State Library out of hours works, September 2019 (PDF, 406.5 KB)
02 Sep 2019 State Library construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
26 Aug 2019 State Library out of hours works August to November 2019 (PDF, 441.2 KB)
13 Aug 2019 State Library construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 3.6 MB)
07 Aug 2019 State Library, Little La Trobe and Literature Lane closures, August 2019 (PDF, 466.8 KB)
07 Aug 2019 State Library, service investigations, August 2019 (PDF, 477.4 KB)
31 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street closure, August 2019 (PDF, 525.1 KB)
18 Jul 2019 State Library tunnelling works, July 2019 (PDF, 550.9 KB)
05 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe St closure update, July 2019 (PDF, 256.4 KB)
05 Jul 2019 State Library, Literature Lane closure, July 2019 (PDF, 486.9 KB)
04 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe St excavation works, July 2019 (PDF, 487.3 KB)
21 Jun 2019 State Library, Franklin Street closure, June 2019 (PDF, 515.0 KB)
12 Jun 2019 State Library construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
14 May 2019 State Library, La Trobe St service relocations, May 2019 (PDF, 653.2 KB)
14 May 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street bicycle detour, May 2019 (PDF, 247.4 KB)
10 May 2019 State Library construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
29 Apr 2019 State Library, Literature Lane gas service relocations, May 2019 (PDF, 558.0 KB)
21 Jan 2019 State Library traffic changes, January 2019 (PDF, 569.8 KB)
11 Dec 2018 State Library construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 628.9 KB)
29 Nov 2018 State Library, water main cutting and capping works, November 2019 (PDF, 464.1 KB)
19 Nov 2018 State Library groundwater monitoring, November 2018 (PDF, 415.3 KB)
07 Nov 2018 State Library construction update, November to December 2018 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
19 Oct 2018 Piling Works at State Library Station fact sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library, Little La Trobe Street service relocations, July 2018 (PDF, 608.8 KB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library construction update, July 2018 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
06 Jul 2018 State Library groundwater monitoring, July 2018 (PDF, 390.3 KB)
22 May 2018 State Library Victoria St site investigations, May 2018 (PDF, 1.3 MB)