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Arden precinct work notifications

We are doing our part to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.

Work is now underway to support construction of Arden Station.

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TimingWhere What is happening?

Ongoing until early 2021

Arden to Kensington

Works to construct the four cross passages in the completed section of tunnel between the Arden Station site and western tunnel entrance at Kensington is ongoing.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7 works will sometimes be required

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


For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Ongoing site maintenance activities will be occurring including modifications to laydown areas and existing gates and hoarding on Laurens and Arden streets.

These works will occur:

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

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing until late 2020

Arden to Parkville

The first TBM, Joan, commenced tunnelling towards Parkville in mid-May. The second TBM, Meg, is undergoing the final stages of testing and commissioning and will commence tunnelling towards Parkville in June

These works will occur:

  • 24/7 works will be required

Properties located near tunnelling works will be contacted with further information before tunnelling occurs in their area.


For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Station box construction will continue in June with the removal of steel struts from within the station box and constructing the internal walls, concourse level and station roof.

These works will occur:

  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours.
  • Concrete pouring activities may commence before 7am and extend beyond 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing until May 2020

Lothian Street

Jet grouting to improve the condition of the ground beneath Lothian Street is now complete. Reinstatement works will occur during June.

These works will occur:

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

Traffic and pedestrian detours will remain in place until reinstatement works are complete. Pedestrian access around the work site will be maintained at all times with signage and traffic controllers on site.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing until mid-2020

Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry streets

Service investigations will be undertaken intermittently in Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry streets .

These works will occur:

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

These activities are expected to generate periods of medium to loud noise.

These works may include intermittent impacts to traffic and on-street parking.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).

Ongoing until July 2020

North Melbourne

The North Melbourne (Intake) Substation Development Plan has now been approved by the Minister for Planning, and construction is expected to commence in mid-2020. Site investigations and establishment activities will be ongoing in June.

These works will occur:

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

Further information will be provided before construction of the substation commences in mid-2020.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 679.6 KB).