Kensington precinct work notifications
Work is now underway in the Kensington Precinct to support construction of western tunnel entrance of the Metro Tunnel.
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February- March 2019
Rail corridor between South Kensington station and the Maribyrnong River
Rail corridor works to install monitoring equipment.
Night works to prepare the site and rail corridor will from occur 10-14 February 9pm to 4am.
This will be furthered by weekend night works from 23-25 February 9pm to 4am.
For further information see the February works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).
Additional out of hours works will be required within the rail corridor throughout February and March.
These works are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise, and will result in disruptions to rail services during non-peak times.
For further information, see the works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).
Until March 2019
Childers Street, Kensington and Hobson's Roads
Works to identify and monitor ground conditions will occur until March 2019.
For further information see the February works notification PDF, 1.9 MB.
October 2018 to April 2019
24/7 works - tunnel cross passage ground improvement works on Lloyd Street.
For more information, see the October construction update (PDF, 1.9 MB).
Until April 2019
Works to complete the pile guide wall will require the closure of Childers Street between 30 January through to 8 February 2019 to make way for a temporary overheight vehicle detour.
For more information, see the works notification (PDF, 361.7 KB).
Further site establishment works will occur until March 2019.
Bored piling works to construct the tunnel boring machine retrieval box also occur.
Sheet piling works to construct a retaining wall to support the rail embankment along Childers Street from the 1st of 1 February until April 2019.
For more information see the February works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).
Until Mid 2019
Lloyd Street and McLennan Drive
Ground improvement works to strengthen the ground ahead of cross passage construction with works being held 24/7 to minimise traffic impacts.
Until late 2019
Site preparation and establishment at the future western tunnel entrance.
Car park construction
Wednesday 14 November to late 2018
Construction of a long term, temporary off-set car park ahead of the closure of public parking on Childers Street.
Asbestos has been found on the Hobsons Road site previously and we anticipate more asbestos may be found during these works. The site will be monitored during works, and any asbestos found will be removed by independent occupational hygienists, in accordance with WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code 2008 for Removing Asbestos in Workplaces. Removal of asbestos-containing material by licensed removalists does not post any safety risk to site staff or the public.
Traffic management will be in place on Hobsons Road to facilitate site deliveries which may result in short delays of up to five minutes.
For more information, see the November notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).