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State Library precinct work notifications

The La Trobe Street eastbound lane between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Streets will be closed to motorists 24/7 until 22 June and at night until mid-July.

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

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

TimingWhere What is happening?

June 2019

Swanston Street and A'Beckett Street

Installation of ventilation equipment onto the outside of the A'Beckett Street site shed from Swanston Street will take place until mid-June.

These works will occur:

  • 10pm to 5am Monday to Saturdays until mid-June.

These works will involve a footpath and bicycle lane closure on Swanston Street, adjacent to the A’Beckett Street shed.

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

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

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

June 2019

Swanston and Flinders Street

Investigations for geotechnical works will occur on the Swanston Street tram tracks between Collins Street and Flinders Street, and at one location on Flinders Street near the Campbell Arcade Subway Entrance.

These works will occur:

  • 1am to 5am, 11 June to 13 June.
  • 1am to 5am, 17 June to 20 June.

There may be some localised traffic and pedestrian changes during these works.

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

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 495.6 KB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street east

Shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed.

Site establishment works within the site laydown area will be completed by the end of March.

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 until August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm Monday to Fridays, June 24 until August 20.
  • 7am to 3pm Saturdays, June 24 until August 20.

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 June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).


Capping beam works will take place at Franklin Street west throughout 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 7am to 1pm, 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).


Construction of a steel deck and struts will take place until 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 June works notification (PDF, 1.1 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 May works notification (PDF, 1.3 MB).


Further site mobilisation and road reinstatement works will take place in May.

These works will occur:

  • 6pm to 5am, Monday to Friday.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the May works notification (PDF, 1.3 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.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 5am to 7am, Sunday to Thursday.

There will be intermittent partial closures of footpaths on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets 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 June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street

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

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, 20 May to mid-July 2019.

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

The northern La Trobe Street footpath will be closed, adjacent to the Metro Tunnel site for the duration of works.

The dedicated eastbound bicycle lane will be closed on La Trobe Street during these 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 June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).


Piling works will continue at La Trobe Street 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 May works notification (PDF, 1.3 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:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays.

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

Footpath alteration works on La Trobe Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, adjacent to the La Trobe Street site will occur to facilitate a new site vehicle entrance.

As a result, there will be a closure of the northern footpath on La Trobe Street and the bicycle lane adjacent to the site.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 6 to 17 May during working hours (Closures).

For further details, see the May works notification (PDF, 1.3 MB).


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).

June 2019

Literature Lane and Little La Trobe Street

Gas relocations involving excavation of service trenches, installation of gas services, backfilling, and reinstating the road will take place until mid-June.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 10am to 7pm, Sundays.

As a result, Literature Lane will be closed to motorists during working hours.

There will be localised traffic controls set up to safely guide motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists around the work site.

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 558.0 KB).

Ongoing

Little La Trobe Street

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 June works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

6 May- 16 June 2019

Literature Lane

Before piling works commence on Little La Trobe Street in August, existing gas services under Literature Lane need to be relocated.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 10am to 7pm, Sundays.

As a result, Literature Lane will be closed to motorists during work hours.

There will also be no access to motorists on Little La Trobe Street on Sundays or on Monday 13 and Monday 27 May during work hours.

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

These works are expected to generate high levels of noise.

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 558.0 KB).

Ongoing

A'Beckett Street

Shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed.

A 50t scrubber will be delivered to the A’Beckett Street site overnight in early April. The oversized delivery truck will travel via Elizabeth and A’Beckett streets.

Works to install ventilation cans using a scissor lift and a small crane will take place on Swanston Street outside of the acoustic shed for three nights in early April. This involves a partial footpath and bike lane closure.

A second roadheader tunnelling machine will be delivered to the A’Beckett Street site overnight in early April. The oversized delivery truck will travel via Elizabeth and A’Beckett streets.

DateNotice
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 investigations, 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)