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Parkville precinct work notifications

Work is now underway in the Parkville Precinct to support construction of a new underground station.

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Timing

Where

What is happening?

Mid November

University of Melbourne

Hoarding installation will commence between the University of Melbourne’s Medical Building and Gate 10 from mid November 2018 and take approximately two weeks to complete.

These works involve non-destructive digging and the use of a small excavator and are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise.

For more information, see the Parkville November construction update (PDF, 994.2 KB).

Until December 2019

Corner Grattan and Leicester streets

At times, trucks will need to enter and exit and the eastern end of the Grattan Street site. During this time pedestrians will be diverted to a new pedestrian crossing to the east of new Leicester street roundabout.

To facilitate this pedestrian movement out of hours works are required to undertake the line marking and realign the roundabout on the corner of Grattan and Leicester Streets.

Out of hours works to install a pedestrian crossing east of the roundabout have been postponed, the completion date for these works is to be confirmed.

These works are required out of hours to avoid impacts to the 402 and 546 bus services.

Access to properties will be maintained at all times.

For more information, see our out of hours works and pedestrian changes (PDF, 913.9 KB).

December 2019

Grattan Street

Excavation of the station box is due to commence in December 2018 and continue until December 2019.

During excavation, it is estimated there will be between 60 to 70 truck movements a day into the Grattan Street site. Signage and traffic controllers will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and workers.

Excavation works will take place during normal working hours of 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am-1pm Saturdays. During open excavation, there will be periods of high levels of noise.

For more information see Parkville November construction update.

For information regarding the excavation methodology see the building Parkville station page.

Ongoing

Grattan Street

Piling works

Installation of a series of piles along Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Leicester Street) to support structure and enable workers to safely carry out excavation underground is underway.

Up to five piling rigs will operate 1-2 piles per day, per rig. Around 500 piles at a depth of 32 metres will occur by the perimeter of the station box on Grattan Street.

These works are expected to generate high levels of noise and some vibration.

Out of hours works are required to remove the piling pad at the north west corner of the Grattan Street site and transfer it to the north east side of the site for piling works to begin in this area. Works will occur between the hours of 1pm and 6pm on Saturday 17 and 9am and 6pm on Sunday 18 November 2018. These works need to occur outside of normal construction hours when no other activities are occurring on site. Works will involve the use of excavators and trucks and are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For more information on piling, see the Piling fact sheet (PDF, 990.9 KB).

Capping beam

Capping beam construction is underway and expected to continue until December 2018.

The capping beam is constructed on top of the completed piles to prevent lateral displacement during future excavation works and provide support to the gantry crane and structural beams.

Following the completion of piling and capping beam installation, excavation of the station box is expected to commence in December 2018 and will continue until approximately December 2019.

For more information, see the October construction update (PDF, 777.4 KB).

Gantry crane installation

To prepare for excavation, three 20 metre high gantry cranes will be installed across the site to lower construction equipment into the excavated space, install structural beams and remove excavated material.

Two gantry cranes will be installed during November and December 2018 with the third scheduled to be installed in January 2019.

Each gantry crane will take approximately one month to install.

For more information, see the Parkville November construction update (PDF, 994.2 KB).

Until December

Corner of Elizabeth and Pelham streets

Demolition of the City Ford site on the corner of Elizabeth and Pelham streets is underway. The site will be used as a construction laydown and holding area for trucks for the Parkville and State Library stations.

There will be intermittent periods of high level noise during building demolition. It is expected there will be no vibration impacts as buildings will be demolished to ground level only.

The dedicated holding area reduces the time trucks need to spend idle on local roads while waiting to access the Grattan Street and State Library work sites.

For more information, see the Building Parkville Station page or the October construction update (PDF, 777.4 KB).

October to January 2019

Berkeley Street

New gates and a ramp will be installed at the Berkeley Street entrance to the Grattan Street work site to facilitate truck movements over the completed capping beam.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted a short distance to the south down Berkeley Street. Ramps will be installed to facilitate the pedestrian diversion and signage and traffic controllers will be in place.

These changes will be in place until the end of January 2019.

Until early 2019

Barry Street

Permanent site facilities will be installed at the northern end of Barry Street.

These works involve the use of an excavator, crane, and non-destructive drilling and are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise.

A pedestrian overpass for construction worker access will be installed between the Grattan and Barry Street sites in early 2019.