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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?

August 2019

La Trobe Street

Service relocations involving excavation of service trenches, installation of services, tram pole relocation, backfilling, and reinstating the road will take place on La Trobe Street in August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, 5 August to 18 August 2019.

The La Trobe Street eastbound lane between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Streets will be closed to motorists.

The northern La Trobe Street footpath and eastbound bicycle lane will remain closed, adjacent to the Metro Tunnel site for the duration of service relocation works.

Cyclists travelling eastbound on La Trobe Street will need to detour via Queens, Little Lonsdale,Swanston streets.

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

These works are expected to generate high levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Tunnelling and piling works will continue at La Trobe Street until 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours (tunnelling).
  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

August to November 2019

Little La Trobe

Tunneling works will take place at the La Trobe Street site from July to November 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, from Monday 22 July to November.

As part of these works, Little La Trobe Street will be temporarily closed between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday 17 July.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Various surface works will take place on Little La Trobe Street in August.

These works will occur:

  • 3pm to 10pm, Mondays to Fridays (between 12 August and 16 August).
  • 7am to 6pm (between 19 August to 30 August).
  • 24 hours during road closure (between Monday 19 August and 30 August)

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

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Archaeology works will take place on Little La Trobe Street throughout 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street east

Shaft excavation works are continuing inside the acoustic shed throughout August 2019..

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, Monday to Sundays.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street west

There will be oversized deliveries to the Franklin Street west site to deliver large sections of steel for the deck and acoustic shed throughout August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • 11pm to 5am, as required.

As a result, Franklin Street will be closed between Stewart and Swanston streets between 7am and 3pm
Monday to Saturdays.

Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Installation of an acoustic shed will take place in August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, from late-August.

Road and footpath closures will occur in late-August. More information will be available closer to the time.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Construction of a steel deck and struts will take place in August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).


Line marking works will take place on the corner of Stewart and Franklin Street in August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 6pm to 12am, Wednesday 21 August.
  • 6pm to 12am, Thursday 22 August (contingency).

During these works a detour will be in place. Traffic management will guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work area, and to and from the A'Beckett Tower car lift.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Ongoing

Victoria and Bouverie Street

Works to install and commission a ground water monitoring system will occur throughout 2019, involving trenching, installing connections, and road reinstatement works.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am to 2pm, Saturdays.
  • 6pm to 5am, Sundays.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin, Victoria, and Therry streets

Intermittent testing of previously installed wells on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets on the road and footpath throughout August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7pm to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday.

There will be intermittent partial closures of footpaths on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets to allow for monitoring of wells.

There will be intermittent overnight lane closures on Victoria, Therry and Franklin streets to allow for monitoring of the 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 August works notification (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street site

Ongoing excavation works are underway to create a temporary shaft within the La Trobe Street site.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am to 6pm Saturdays.

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

For further details, see the June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).


Piling works will continue at the La Trobe Street site until 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays.

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

For further details, see the June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).


Ongoing concrete pours will take place at the La Trobe Street site.

These works will occur:

  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Fridays, ongoing.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe and Swanston Street

Service investigation works are required at the northern end of Swanston Street during August and September.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm to 6am, Saturdays to Thursday between mid-August and mid-September.

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

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

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 477.4 KB).


Instruments need to be installed along Swanston Street and La Trobe Street to minor ground movement during excavation and tunneling works.

There will be localised traffic and pedestrian changes during works.

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of nose.

For further details, see the June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

DateNotice
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, Bicycle detour La Trobe, May 2019 (PDF, 247.4 KB)
10 May 2019 State Library construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
29 Apr 2019 Literature Lane gas service relocations, May 2019 (PDF, 558.0 KB)
20 Mar 2019 State Library construction update, April 2019 (PDF, 940.0 KB)
07 Mar 2019 Groundwater monitoring update, State Library, March 2019 (PDF, 501.6 KB)
05 Mar 2019 Little La Trobe sewer relocation works notification, March 2019 (PDF, 487.2 KB)
12 Feb 2019 State Library construction update, February 2019 (PDF, 686.6 KB)
21 Jan 2019 Stewart and A'Beckett Streets traffic changes (PDF, 569.8 KB)
11 Dec 2018 State Library construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 628.9 KB)
29 Nov 2018 Water main cutting and capping works in State Library precinct (PDF, 464.1 KB)
19 Nov 2018 Groundwater monitoring notice (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 Little La Trobe Street Service Relocations (PDF, 608.8 KB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library Station Construction Update, July 2018 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
06 Jul 2018 Ground water monitoring update, 8 July - 21 August 2018 (PDF, 390.3 KB)
22 May 2018 Site Investigations, Victoria St (PDF, 1.3 MB)