• 35
  • 86
  • 96

Nicholson Street and Spring Street Tram Track Renewal

7 - 19 June 2020

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will commence work to renew tram tracks and the overhead network on Nicholson Street between Victoria Parade and Little Bourke Street, East Melbourne, and Spring Street between Little Bourke Street and Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Preliminary works

Preliminary works such as pre-welding of new tram tracks will take place between Sunday 7 June and Friday 12 June 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 dependent). 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:
– Nicholson Street between Victoria Parade and Little Bourke Street
– Spring Street between Little Bourke Street and Bourke Street
– Bourke Street between Spring Street and Windsor Place.

These works will require full road closures from 2am Saturday 13 June to 5am Friday 19 June 2020.

Traffic management and detours will be in place. Please follow all detour signage. Please refer to the attached map for the exact
location of this work.

Public transport changes

During the major works, tram routes 35, 86 and 96 will be affected.

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.

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.

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.

Motorists

Due to the nature of the works, the following streets will be closed to through traffic from 2am Saturday 13 June to 5am Friday 19 June:
– Nicholson Street between Victoria Parade and Little Bourke Street
– Spring Street between Little Bourke Street and Little Collins Street
– Lonsdale Street between Nicholson Street and Spring Street
– Bourke Street between Spring Street and Windsor Place.

The following streets will be local access only from 2am Saturday 13 June to 5am Friday 19 June:
– Bourke Street between Windsor Place and Liverpool Street
– Spring Street between Little Collins Street and Collins Street.

No vehicle access will be permitted during this time.

Local access and parking

There will be no local or driveway access on the following streets from 2am Saturday 13 June to 5am Friday 19 June:
– Nicholson Street between Victoria Parade and Little Bourke Street
– Spring Street between Little Bourke Street and Little Collins Street
– Lonsdale Street between Nicholson Street and Spring Street
– Bourke Street between Spring Street and Windsor Place.

The following streets will be local access only from 2am Saturday 13 June to 5am Friday 19 June:
– Bourke Street between Windsor Place and Liverpool Street
– Spring Street between Little Collins Street and Collins Street

Street parking will also be temporarily removed throughout the major works.

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.

Local businesses

The businesses located around the works area 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.