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Grantham Street and Dawson Street Tram Track Renewal

16 May - 1 June 2020

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will commence work to renew tram tracks and the overhead network on Dawson Street between Daly Street and Grantham Street, and Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Park Street, Brunswick West.

Preliminary works

Preliminary works such as pre-welding of new tram tracks will take place between Saturday 16 May and Friday 22 May 2020. Please refer to the attached map for the exact location of this work.

This work will take place in the week leading up to the major works and will be carried out during the day and at night if required (weather dependant).

Noise will be mostly contained to the day time hours but there may be a requirement for some periods of noisy work at night.

Major works

Major works will involve the replacement of tram tracks, poles and overhead wiring at the following locations:

Dawson Street between Daly Street and Grantham Street, and Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Brunswick Road (Stage 1): from 10pm Friday 22 May to 2am Thursday 28 May 2020.

Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Park Street (Stage 2): from 2am Thursday 28 May to 2am Saturday 30 May 2020.

Grantham Street between Union Street and Park Street (Stage 2A): from 2am Saturday 30 May to 5am Monday 1 June 2020.

Pedestrians

The work zone will be fenced off for safety, however footpaths will remain open around the work area to allow pedestrian access to businesses and residences located around the work zone.
Please note that there will be kerb to kerb fencing which will limit pedestrian crossings. These fences are required to ensure public safety.

Crossing points will be facilitated where possible.

Public transport changes

During the major works, tram route 58 will be affected. There will be tram replacement buses to help passengers get to their destinations.

For more details closer to the time, please visit yarratrams.com.au/servicechanges

Noise and dust

Associated noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work crews is unavoidable. In order to finish these works as quickly as possible, works will take place 24 hours a day and will generate high levels of noise. If work was kept to a ‘day time only’ schedule, the disruption to tram services, motorists and the community would be substantially longer.

We apologise for the inconvenience this work causes and appreciate your understanding.

Motorists

Preliminary works: Westbound lane closure may be required between Saturday 16 May and Friday 22 May 2020. Traffic management will be in place.

Major works stage 1: Due to the nature of the works, Dawson Street between Daly Street and Grantham Street and Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Brunswick Road will be closed to through traffic from 10pm Friday 22 May to 2am Thursday 28 May.

Major works stage 2: Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Park Street will be closed to through traffic from 2am Thursday 28 May to 2am Saturday 30 May.

Major works stage 2A: Grantham Street between Union Street and Park Street will be closed to through traffic from 2am Saturday 30 May to 5am Monday 1 June.

Local community

Access to shops and local infrastructure will remain unchanged during the works. Yarra Trams encourages you to allow some extra time when moving around the area while work is being done.

As this work is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Management Act 1996 (Vic), Yarra Trams will not compensate any third parties for any losses incurred during the project.

Local businesses

The businesses on Dawson Street and Grantham Street will remain open during the works. Please continue to support your local businesses during these essential infrastructure works.

Pedestrian access to these businesses will remain open at all times.

As this work is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Management Act 1996 (Vic), Yarra Trams will not compensate any third parties for any losses incurred during the project.

Local access and parking

During stage 1 of the works, there will be no local or driveway access on Dawson Street between Daly Street and Grantham Street and on Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Brunswick Road from 10pm Friday 22 May to 2am Thursday 28 May.

Street parking will also be temporarily removed.

During stage 2 of the works, there will be no local or driveway access on Grantham Street between Dawson Street and Park Street from 2am Thursday 28 May to 2am Saturday 30 May.

Street parking will also be temporarily removed.

During stage 2A of the works, there will be no local or driveway access on Grantham Street between Union Street and Park Street from 2am Saturday 30 May to 5am Monday 1 June.

Street parking will also be temporarily removed.

Residents are encouraged to park in further surrounding streets prior to the works commencement date, noting local parking restrictions.

Parking and local access will be reinstated on completion of works.