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Metro Tunnel

Works in the State Library precinct

Major works on the Metro Tunnel are underway at the northern end of the CBD to support construction of the new State Library Station with direct connections to Melbourne Central Station.

Franklin and A'Beckett Street will be closed for five years.

Map showing the location of works in the State Library Station precinct

Acoustic shed and shaft construction

Construction within the acoustic enclosures at Franklin Street and A’Beckett Street is continuing.

The acoustic enclosures will help to minimise construction noise levels during the shaft excavation and supporting activities for tunnelling.

Franklin Street east acoustic enclosure construction

24/7 shaft excavation works are continuing within the acoustic enclosure along with deliveries of materials including beams, props and planks.

During daytime operation, trucks will enter the enclosure from Franklin Street west and exit via Victoria Street.

During night time operation, trucks will enter via Victoria Street.

Hours of work: Ongoing, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Franklin Street service relocations

Reinstatement and service inspection works are continuing in areas where we have relocated gas, power and drainage services. There may be medium to high levels of noise associated with saw cutting works.

There will be further closures required in this section later in 2018 for shaft excavation. Further notification of the works will be provided once dates are confirmed.

A’Beckett Street acoustic enclosure construction

From Monday 5 March, the A’Beckett Street acoustic enclosure site commenced 24 hour works for shaft excavation and deliveries of beams, props, and planks.

During daytime operation, trucks enter and exit the enclosure from Swanston, Elizabeth, Franklin, and Stewart streets.

During night time operation, trucks enter and exit the enclosure via Swanston Street.

There will be approximately 6 truck movements per hour.

Hours of work: Ongoing, 24 hours, 7 days a week.