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Domain Precinct work notifications

Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway in the Domain Precinct to support construction of Anzac Station.

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Timing

Where

What is happening?

From 17 September

St Kilda Road

To undertake works to adjust traffic barriers we will need to close St Kilda Road at the following locations from Monday 17 September for up to three nights:

  • Southbound – from Dorcas Street to Toorak Road West
  • Northbound – from Toorak Road West to Albert Road

These works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium to high level noise associated with the movement of concrete traffic barriers.

Works will involve the use of a small crane to shift barriers, light towers, generators, hammer drills, line marking vehicles, water blasting and line marking.

For more information, see the Overnight St Kilda Road closures notification (PDF, 1.0 MB).

September

Domain precinct

Construction works are continuing within the St Kilda Road site throughout September and will include:

  • Park Street tram stop finishing works
  • St Kilda Road traffic diversion works
  • Ongoing site establishment works
  • Northern section station box construction
  • Southern section station box construction
  • Geotechnical investigations and soil sampling.

Potential extended work hours – Concrete pours (Monday – Saturday)

Please note that Diaphragm wall (D-wall) excavation works have now started. Excavated D-wall holes cannot be left open for extended periods of time and must be poured with concrete soon after the reinforcement cage is placed in the excavated hole.

Concrete pours for guide wall and D-wall construction and for piling works must be continuous to ensure structural integrity. Once a concrete pour has started, it must be completed and on occasions this activity may need to continue outside of normal construction hours.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise and every effort will be made to ensure they are completed within standard work hours.

Park Street tram stop finishing works

  • Night works are required to install bluestone tiles along the edge of the city bound platform at the Park Street tram stop (stop 20) on St Kilda Road
  • These works will take place for approximately two hours each night and include the use of non-motorised hand tools
  • These works are expected to generate intermittent periods of low level noise and need to occur at night to avoid disruption to tram services
  • Works will take place between 2am – 4am, Sunday 16 September to Friday 21 September 2018.

St Kilda Road traffic diversion works

  • Night works are required to undertake traffic barrier adjustments on St Kilda Road between Park Street and Bowen Lane
  • These works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium to high level noise associated with the movement of concrete traffic barriers. Works will involve the use of a small crane to shift barriers, light towers, generators, hammer drills, line marking vehicles, water blasting and line marking
  • To undertake these works some traffic diversions will be required. Traffic management will be in place to direct vehicles
  • These are only minor adjustments to the road and there will be no changes to traffic arrangements when complete
  • These works need to occur at night (7pm – 6am, Sunday 16 September to Friday 21 September 2018) while traffic volumes are low.

Ongoing site establishment works

Site establishment activities outlined in previous construction updates will continue and include the construction of hard hoarding fencing and galvanised chain mesh fencing around the worksite. Works to install jersey barrier fencing were completed in August. Please refer to the map overleaf for fencing type by location.

Northern section station box construction

Northern section station box construction activities are continuing. Piling platform and guide wall works are now complete, and the bentonite plant has been commissioned.

Diaphragm-wall (D-wall) construction works commenced in late August and will continue throughout September, these works will form the outer walls of the new Anzac Station.

Southern section station box construction

Piling platform works and obstruction removal in the Southern section station box commenced in July and continued throughout August. The preparation work for the removal of redundant building anchors beneath St Kilda Road is now complete.

Works in September include:

  • The removal of redundant ground anchors beneath St Kilda Road in early September as detailed in the August construction notification
  • Removal of four trees on the western side of St Kilda Road between Bowen Lane and Albert Road South (see map)
  • Construction of guide walls around the southern section of the station
  • Construction of a retaining wall on the northern boundary of the station box. Both northern and southern box construction activities will involve regular deliveries to site and the removal of spoil (dirt).
    Geotechnical investigations
  • Geotechnical investigations and soil sampling works are continuing in the Domain Precinct to assess ground and environmental conditions
  • Existing groundwater monitoring wells may be accessed during September to measure groundwater levels. This will require up to two workers accessing the wells for approximately 10 minutes.

Traffic changes

  • The St Kilda Road service lane in front of 400 and 390 St Kilda Road will remain closed until mid to late 2019
  • Access for Botanica residents’ driveway entrance on St Kilda Road will be maintained via Bowen Crescent
  • The road from Bowen Lane to Albert Road will be realigned to allow room for construction of the southern station box construction (see map)
  • At times, the road will need to be temporarily closed during the day and cars will need to u-turn at the end of the road. The community will be notified in advance of these closures. Access from Bowen Lane to Albert Road will reopen following these works.

Pedestrian impacts

  • A new footpath diversion will be created within the Shrine Grounds near the MacRobertson Fountain. This is to accommodate the expansion of the construction site in this area. A temporary footpath will be used while construction of the diversion footpath is underway
  • A covered pedestrian walkway will be installed outside Melbourne Grammar School near the corner of Domain Road and St Kilda Road. The covered walkway is to ensure the safety of pedestrians while the D-wall work is happening adjacent to the footpath. The installation will be undertaken over the weekend and some pedestrian diversions will be in place.
    What to be aware of
  • There will be periods of loud noise and some vibration associated with non-destructive digging, rock breaking, jack hammering, ground compaction, piling, D-wall and retaining wall construction activities
  • Water carts will be used to manage dust
  • All impacts will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel Environmental Performance Requirements.

Until end of September

Moray Street Bike Path

Works are continuing along Moray Street and at the intersections with York Street, Market Street and Albert Road and near City Road to upgrade the bike path and make other improvements.

Moray Street and York Street intersection and Moray Street and Market Street intersection.

  • Saw cutting and removing existing asphalt
  • Installing kerbs around the intersections on both sides of Moray Street
  • Occupation of kerbside car parks on both sides of the street to maintain a single lane of traffic in each direction during the works
  • Asbestos removal, as required
  • Traffic signal works to install right hook turns for bikes travelling from each direction on Moray Street turning into York Street and Market Street
  • Traffic signal improvements to relocate existing traffic signal poles
  • Night works on signal loop detectors. We will provide you with further notification in advance of any night works
  • Line marking improvements.

York and Market streets will be closed on the west side of Moray Street from Tuesday 4 September for approximately three weeks. Access to businesses and residential properties will be maintained via Ross Street and Clarke Street.

Five car parking spaces on Market Street and one on York Street will need to be temporarily occupied to facilitate a u-turn for local access during works.

Moray Street shared path near City Road and Kings Way on ramp

  • Asbestos removal, as required
  • Saw cutting and removing existing asphalt
  • Installing new drainage along and across Moray Street
  • Asphalting new bike path
  • Signage installation
  • Pedestrian crossing improvements
  • Line marking improvements.

These works will be undertaken as a combination of day and night works during September to minimise impacts on the road network and ensure the safety of our workers.

Lane closures and pedestrian detours will be in place during works. Please follow detour signage.

Coventry Street to City Road

  • Saw cutting and removing existing asphalt
  • Installing separation kerbing on both sides of Moray Street between Coventry Road and City Road to separate pedestrians and cyclists
  • Occupation of kerbside car parks on both sides of the street to maintain a single lane of traffic in each direction during the works
  • Line marking improvements.

Moray Street and Park Street intersection

  • Traffic signal works, including the installation of right hook turns for bikes on all approaches to the Moray Street and Park Street intersection to improve the flow of traffic in the intersection
  • Line marking improvements
  • Night works on signal loop detectors. We will provide you with notification in advance of these works.


Moray Street and Albert Road intersection

Saw cutting and removing existing asphalt

  • Installing new kerbs
  • Traffic signal improvements to relocate existing traffic signal pole
  • Pedestrian crossing and bike path improvement for bike and pedestrian access to Albert Park Lake
  • Line marking improvements
  • Works to cut signal detector loops will be carried out at night. We will provide you with further notification in advance of any night works.


Albert Road to City Road night works

  • Installing green treatment to provide enhanced visibility of cyclists at intersections and conflict points between Dorcas Street and City Road
  • Intermittent night works to install green treatment and line marking on Moray Street
  • Installing a rumble grid between Albert Road and Dorcas Street
  • Line marking improvements.

Day works

  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Sunday.

Night works

  • 7pm – 5am, Sunday to Thursday
  • All night works need to be undertaken at night to ensure the safety of our workforce and minimise impacts on roads and footpaths.

What to be aware of

  • To facilitate the bike path upgrade and increase safety for all road users, angled parking will be replaced with parallel parking, in addition to removal of car parking close to intersections. These changes will result in the removal of up to 90 car parking spaces, including 15 car parking spaces between Albert Road and Coventry Street and up to 65 car parking spaces between Coventry Street and City Road. There will be no major changes to loading zones
  • Traffic management, including detours, will be in place around the work sites to ensure the safety of workers and the public
  • These works are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise during service investigation and saw cutting for traffic signal improvements and kerb modifications. All other works are expected to generate low levels of noise
  • All reasonable efforts will be made to complete works ahead of schedule, subject to weather and ground conditions. We will notify residents and businesses if there are any significant changes to the program
  • A temporary site compound at the end of Market Street will be required for the duration of the works.

For information see Moray Street bike path works update (PDF, 4.1 MB)

For more information about the changes see the Moray Street Bike Path page.

August

Domain precinct

Site establishment activities include the construction of hoarding and site fencing at several locations around the worksite.

Construction works are continuing within the St Kilda Road site throughout August and will include:

  • Ongoing site establishment works
  • Northern section station box construction
  • Southern section station box construction
  • Geotechnical investigations and soil sampling

For more information, see the recent precinct updates:

Ongoing

Domain Road and Edmund Herring Oval

Site establishment preparation activities will continue with large trucks delivering equipment, construction of work facilities, and modifications to footpaths and hoarding.

Up to 15 trees will be removed from Edmund Herring Oval as part of works.

The existing site at Albert Road Reserve will remain.

These works will take place from 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am – 1pm, Saturdays.

For more information, see the June (PDF, 1.7 MB) and the May Domain precinct updates (PDF, 11.0 MB).