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Kensington precinct work notifications

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Work is now underway in the Kensington Precinct to support construction of western tunnel entrance of the Metro Tunnel.

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TimingWhere What's happening

During September and October 2020

Kensington

Out of hours work to install new infrastructure. This involves the tunnel entrance construction, rail corridor works, compensatory flood storage soil nail wall construction, groundwater well installation and monitoring works and the egress building construction.

These works will occur:

Tunnel entrance construction:

  • 7am to 10pm, between Monday 21 September to late- October (no work on Sundays)

Rail corridor works and tunnel entrance construction:

  • 6pm to 4am, Friday to Monday

Compensatory flood storage soil nail wall construction:

  • 6pm to 4am, between Friday 2 October to Monday 5 October
  • 7am to 6pm, between Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October
  • 6pm to 4am, between Friday 9 October to Monday 12 October
  • 7am to 6pm, between Monday 12 October to late-2020

Groundwater well installation and monitoring works:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, between Thursday 17 September to Saturday 3 October
  • 7am to 1pm on Saturdays

Egress building construction:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 6pm on Saturdays

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 2.1 MB) and the October out of hours notifcation (PDF, 3.0 MB).

July to September 2020

Tennyson and Derby streets

To undertake the concreting and steel works for the tunnel entrance safely, a concrete pump and crane will be positioned on Childers Street which will at times prevent construction vehicles accessing parts of the worksite.

During these works, up to 10 construction vehicles per day will be detoured to access the worksite via Derby and Tennyson streets during normal hours. This is expected to be required for up to 14 days.

Where possible, larger deliveries will be scheduled on days when there are no concreting works scheduled.

Additional traffic controllers will be placed on Derby and Tennyson streets, to ensure safe vehicle movements.

There will be periods of low level noise associated with construction vehicle movements.

For further details, see the Tennyson and Derby streets traffic changes notification, July to September (PDF, 1.8 MB).

August to late-September 2020

Kensington

Extended work hours will be required until late September. These works will involve piling, tunnel entrance roof slab construction, capping beams and propping and tunnel entrance excavation.

These works will occur:

Roof slab, capping beams, propping and excavation works:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, to late-September 2020

Piling works are expected to generate some periods of high level noise while drilling. Where possible, this activity will be minimised after 1pm on Saturday.

Excavation, propping and concreting works will generate low levels of noise.

Light towers will be required for certain activities. These lights will be powered by generators during the day, and will not generate noise while operating at night.

For further details, see the out of hours work notification, August to September (PDF, 1.8 MB).

September to October

Hobsons Road

A partial closure of the Hobsons Road car park will be required to undertake preparatory works in the area. 25 car spaces will remain open for public use.

These works will occur:

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

A delivery of an oversized machine is expected in late-September. To minimise traffic disruptions, oversized deliveries are required to take place at night along major arterial roads. These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

Ongoing to early 2021

Arden Station site to Kensington

Works to construct the four cross passages between the Arden Station site and western tunnel entrance at Kensington continue.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

These works are not expected to be audible at surface level.

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 2.1 MB).

Ongoing until October 2020

Lloyd Street

Lloyd Street reinstatement works will continue until October 2020. Some work is required outside of normal construction hours.

Access to and from the Lloyd Street Business Estate will be maintained at all times.

Intermittent overnight closures of Lloyd Street may be required.

DateNotice
17 Sep 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, October 2020 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
03 Sep 2020 Kensington construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
25 Aug 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, September 2020 (PDF, 412.6 KB)
03 Aug 2020 Kensington construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
22 Jul 2020 Kensington, Tennyson and Derby streets traffic changes notification, July to September 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
22 Jul 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, August to September 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
02 Jul 2020 Kensington construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
22 Jun 2020 Kensington, overnight road closure works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
12 Jun 2020 Kensington out of hours works notification, June to July 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
05 Jun 2020 Kensington construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
29 Apr 2020 Kensington construction update, May 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.1 MB)
01 Apr 2020 Kensington construction update, April 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
25 Feb 2020 Kensington TBM retrieval and breakthrough, March to April 2020 (PDF, 473.3 KB)
25 Feb 2020 Kensington construction update, March 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
20 Jan 2020 Kensington, TBM retrieval and breakthrough, February to April 2020 (PDF, 456.2 KB)
20 Jan 2020 Kensington construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
10 Jan 2020 Kensington out of hours works, January 2020 to April 2020 (PDF, 343.7 KB)
03 Dec 2019 Kensington construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
15 Nov 2019 Kensington out of hours works, November 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
04 Nov 2019 Kensington construction update, November 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
07 Oct 2019 Kensington construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
16 Sep 2019 Kensington out of hours works, September to October 2019 (PDF, 153.3 KB)
11 Sep 2019 Kensington, long term closure of Childers Street, September 2019 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
02 Sep 2019 Kensington construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
26 Aug 2019 Kensington construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
05 Aug 2019 Kensington out of hours works, August 2019 (PDF, 192.3 KB)
17 Jul 2019 Kensington out of hours works, July 2019 (PDF, 182.2 KB)
09 Jul 2019 Kensington construction update, July 2019 (PDF, 822.6 KB)
27 Jun 2019 Kensington, road closures, July 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
31 May 2019 Kensington construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
14 May 2019 Kensington construction update supplement, May 2019 (PDF, 183.3 KB)
25 Jan 2019 Kensington over-height vehicle detour, January to February 2019 (PDF, 361.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Kensington pump test, January 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
10 Jan 2019 Kensington construction update, January 2019 (PDF, 485.4 KB)
27 Dec 2018 Kensington, Childers Street closure, January 2019 (PDF, 190.3 KB)
03 Dec 2018 Kensington construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)