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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?

13 December to 18 December

Victoria Street, between Bouverie Street and RMIT Building 100

A series of road maintenance works will be occuring:

  • 7am – 6pm, Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 December
  • 5pm – 6am, Sunday 16 December to Tuesday 18 December 2018

Reinstatement works on the eastbound lanes of Victoria Street will be required to take place overnight, outside of peak time, to minimise disruption to motorists in the area. An eastbound and westbound traffic lane will be maintained during works

Works are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise during night reinstatement works. Active traffic management will be in place at all times to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles around the work.

For more information, see the work notification update (PDF, 415.3 KB).

4-5 December

La Trobe Street site

Site establishment

Site establishment works continue at the La Trobe Street site including ongoing archaeological investigations and piling preparation works and material and equipment deliveries.

Service investigation work will take place between 9pm – 5am, Monday to Friday.

Intermittent closures of the northern La Trobe Street footpath will be required for work to take place safely.

These works are anticipated to generate medium to high levels of noise.

These details are part of the October construction update (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Water main works

The footpath on the north side of La Trobe Street will be closed at the location of the works

Access to businesses and residencies will be maintained at all times

Works will include the use of a non-destructive digging (NDD) truck to locate underground services. This activity will generate medium levels of noise.

See the water main works notification (PDF, 464.1 KB) for more information.

2 December to 3 December

Victoria Street, between Bouverie Street and RMIT Building 100

A series of road maintenance works will be occuring:

  • 5pm - 12am, Sunday 2 December
  • 7pm - 5am, Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 December 2018.

At the completion of these works, access to Bouverie Street via Victoria Street will be open. For more information, see the work notification update (PDF, 415.3 KB).

November -December

Little La Trobe Street

Water main removal works

To facilitate these the footpath on the south side of Little La Trobe Street will be closed during this work. Pedestrians will be detoured to the northern footpath. See the water main works notification (PDF, 464.1 KB) for more information.

Building demolition

To facilitate the construction of the new State Library Station, buildings 12 to 18 Little La Trobe Street will be demolished to ground level.

There will be intermittent delays to motorists on Little La Trobe Street and Literature Lane during the delivery of oversized equipment and plant.

Demolition works will require up to six truck movements per day to remove debris from the site.

Trucks will access the site via a left turn onto Little La Trobe Street from Swanston Street and reverse into Literature Lane. To exit the site, trucks will travel to Elizabeth Street via Little La Trobe Street.

During the loading of debris, Literature Lane will be closed at the eastern entrance to pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Closures will be in place for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Local access to businesses and residencies will be maintained at all times via the western entrance to Literature Lane and via A’Beckett Tower.

Asbestos removal

It is not unusual or unexpected for asbestos to be present in demolished industrial sites, as it was commonly used in construction material until the 1980s.

Removal of asbestos will be undertaken by qualified personnel, in accordance with WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code 2008 for Removing Asbestos in Workplaces. Removal of asbestos containing materials by licensed removalists does not pose any safety risk to site staff or the public.

For more information, see the Little La Trobe Street demolition notification (PDF, 191.4 KB).

21 November to 30 November

Victoria and Therry Street intersection

Works will consist of inserting tubing between the recently installed pipes and pits, as well as cleaning and pump installation.

Night works will occur between 7pm - 6am, between the following dates:

  • Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 November
  • Sunday 25 to Friday 30 November 2018

Therry and Victoria Street intersection works will generate low to medium periods of noise Therry Street will be closed to traffic from Victoria Street during night work hours. Access to Therry Street will be maintained via Elizabeth Street.

For more information, see the Work Notification update (PDF, 415.3 KB).

November and December

Across the State Library precinct

Works are continuing across our sites around State Library Station in November and December. For more information, see the notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).

22 October

A'Beckett Street

From Monday 22 October, Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) will commence construction works within the A’Beckett Street site. During this time, there will be increased activity around A’Beckett Street as site establishment works take place.

In addition to increased traffic movement and the presence of workers around the area, this work will generate medium to high levels of noise.

  • Oversized equipment deliveries will be required to take place overnight, outside of peak time, to minimise disruption to motorists
  • Current traffic arrangements will remain in place on Stewart, Franklin and A’Beckett Street for up to six weeks to allow site establishment works to take place safely
  • Once site establishment works are complete, Stewart Street will re-open as a one-way street, in a southbound direction

For more information, see the A'Beckett Street construction update (PDF, 3.3 MB)

October

Bouverie Street

Completing the connection of the two series of groundwater monitoring stations located on the west and eastbound lane of Victoria Street (between Swanston and Therry streets).

These works will involve:

  • Connecting the bored conduit to existing pits and pipes using open cut trenching in the intersection of Victoria Street and Therry Street
  • Installing pipes and power cables, as part of commissioning works.

These works will be required to take place overnight, outside of peak time, to minimise disruption to motorists in the area.

This work will require the night closure of the outbound lane from Therry Street into Victoria Street.

For more information, see the October construction update (PDF, 1.3 MB) and Groundwater monitoring update (PDF, 569.8 KB).

From August 2018

Franklin Street West

From Monday 27 August, the westbound lanes on Franklin Street (between Swanston and Stewart Streets) will close for up to two years. This road closure will support future piling and excavation works during construction of the new State Library Station.

What to be aware of

  • Groundwater monitoring will involve the closure of the eastbound lane on Franklin Street, adjacent to the Metro Tunnel work site
  • A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during service investigations and tree removal. The works will be undertaken outside of the morning and afternoon peak to minimise impacts to traffic  on Franklin Street
  • There will be high levels of noise during ground breaking and excavation activities.
  • Access will be maintained in both directions on Franklin Street between Stewart and Elizabeth streets
  • Left hand turn onto Swanston Street will be maintained from Franklin Street.

For more information, see the October construction update (PDF, 1.3 MB) and Franklin Street construction update (PDF, 610.5 KB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street East

Shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day, inside the acoustic sheds at Franklin Street. Night works to remove amenities at the Franklin Street east shaft will take place between 7pm and 7am, on Wednesday 5 December. The works will involve the relocation of fencing (near Swanston Street) at the Franklin Street east shaft site and a crane to load site amenities onto a semi-trailer for removal. These works are required to take place overnight, to minimise disruption to motorists and trams. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide motorists and pedestrians around the work site. There may be intermittent periods of medium levels of noise associated with these works.