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Queens Parade Fitzroy North and High Street Northcote Track Renewal

8 - 15 June 2019

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will commence work to renew tram tracks and overhead wiring on Queens Parade and High Street between Dummett Crescent, Fitzroy North and Walker Street, Northcote.

Preliminary works

Preliminary works such as pre-welding of new tram tracks will take place between Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June 2019.

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

From 12am Saturday 8 June, tram track replacement works will continue 24 hours a day for one week to 4am Saturday 15 June.

Major works will include breaking out of concrete, removing rail and rubble, replacing rail, replacing concrete and asphalt and site clean up. Major works will require the full closure of Queens Parade and High Street between Dummett Crescent, Fitzroy North and Walker Street, Northcote. Detours will be in place. Please follow all detour signage.

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.

Public transport changes

During the major works, tram route 86 will be affected. There will be tram replacement buses to help passengers get to their destinations.

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

The 246, 250, 251 and 504 bus stops will also be temporarily relocated during the major works, please refer to the major works map pdf for new locations. For more information please visit ptv.vic.gov.au or refer to local area signage.

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.

Motorists

Preliminary works: The kerbside northbound lane on Queens Parade/High Street between 416 Queens Parade and Walker Street will be closed. Preliminary works will take place from Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June, There are no road closures required for this portion of works.

Major works: Due to the nature of the work, Queens Parade/High Street between Dummett Crescent, Fitzroy North and Walker Street, Northcote will be closed from 12am Saturday 8 June to 4am Saturday 15 June. The closure will take place in two stages:

–– Stage one: Walker Street to Hoddle Street closure between Monday 8 June to Wednesday 12 June. This section will be   open to traffic after this time.

–– Stage two: Hoddle Street to Dummett Crescent closure between Monday 8 June and Saturday 15 June. This section will be open to traffic after this time.

Local businesses

The businesses on Queens Parade 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. Parking on Queens Parade will be restricted during works. Please park in nearby side streets (accessed via Michael Street), noting local parking restrictions.

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

There will be no local or driveway access on Queens Parade from the corner of Rushall Street to Brennand Street between Monday 3 June and Wednesday 12 June. Full access will be restored after this time.

Street parking on Queens Parade will also be temporarily removed between on Queens Parade/ High Street between 416 Queens Parade and Walker Street throughout the preliminary and major works between Monday 3 and Saturday 15 June.

Local resident access only will be permitted at the following locations:

  • High Street, between Westgarth Street and Walker Street
  • Queens Parade, between Heidelberg Road and Dummett Crescent.

No through traffic will be permitted.

Residents are encouraged to park in nearby streets to prevent major delays to access.