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Major works in April

Major works on the Metro Tunnel are now underway to support construction of the new Anzac Station.

Works to realign the traffic, tram and bicycle lanes on St Kilda Road took place in April 2018. These works allowed us to establish the construction site for the new Anzac Station in the centre of St Kilda Road, while ensuring road and tram users can continue to use St Kilda Road and travel on public transport while construction takes place.

Construction works

Works included:

  • Closure and temporary removal of the Domain Interchange tram stop
  • Construction of a new temporary tram stop on St Kilda Road, north of Park Street. This stop will temporarily replace the Domain Interchange during the construction of Anzac Station
  • Installation of temporary tram tracks and tram infrastructure on St Kilda Road
  • Shifting the road and bicycle lanes to the temporary alignment, including asphalting and new line marking
  • Works to connect power supplies and cabling, including the installation of tram poles and overhead wires

During April there was also site establishment works that include:

  • Building a low retaining wall within the Shrine grounds, on the corner of Domain and St Kilda roads to support construction of the station box
  • Construction of platforms to support piling and diaphragm wall equipment
  • Up to 29 trees will be removed
  • Fencing and setup of laydown areas on Edmund Herring Oval.
  • An archaeological investigation to identify, evaluate and preserve cultural heritage.

Stages of works

St Kilda Road between Toorak Road West and Dorcas Street

These works include:

  • Decommissioning the existing tram overheads at the intersection of Park Street and St Kilda Road
  • A full northbound closure of St Kilda Road between Toorak Road West and Dorcas Street.
  • Access to residential properties and businesses will be maintained under traffic management
  • Park Street, South Melbourne closed at St Kilda Road. Access to Park Street will be maintained via Kings Way
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

Night works for approximately 9 hours

Corner of Park Street, South Melbourne and St Kilda Road

These works include:

  • Removal of existing tram tracks, road and associated infrastructure
  • Realignment of the tram tracks, road, tram track tie-ins and pedestrian pavements
  • These works are expected to generate high levels of noise.

24/7 works for approximately 4 days

Park Street

Yarra Trams will be undertaking works in Park Street, for the new tram stop. Works will include:

  • Removal of the old tram stop near Kings Way (including removal of fencing, traffic signal buttons and kerbing)
  • Completing traffic signal works
  • Installation of the tactile paving on the new Park Street tram platform to assist visually impaired people

Yarra Trams will also install new power poles along both sides of the footpath on Park Street at a later stage.

Dorcas Street to Bowen Crescent

Works include:

  • Removal of existing tram tracks, road and associated infrastructure
  • Realignment of the tram track along St Kilda Road, from Dorcas Street to Bowen Crescent
  • Installation of tram poles and associated overhead power lines
  • Installation of tram crossover south of Dorcas Street
  • Construction and installation of the temporary tram stop platforms, tram track tie ins, pedestrian crossings and pavements
  • Full northbound closures of St Kilda Road between Toorak Road West and Dorcas Street, from 10pm - 5am, Sunday 8 April to Thursday 12 April. Local access will be maintained.
  • These works are expected to generate high levels of noise.

24/7 works for approximately 13 days

St Kilda Road

After the completion of the tram and road realignment works on St Kilda Road, the Domain Interchange platform and associated infrastructure will be demolished. All works will take place within the site compound and are expected to generate high levels of noise.

These works will take place 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am – 5pm, Saturdays.

Works include:

  • Jackhammering, saw cutting and the use of an excavator with rock breaker
  • Construction of retaining wall
  • Preparation of piling platform
  • Site setup of Edmund Herring Oval