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Royal Park Tram Track Renewal

24 October - 1 December 2020

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will commence work to renew tram tracks and the overhead network along Royal Park between Poplar Road and Flemington Road, Parkville.

Preliminary works

Preliminary works such as pre-welding of new tram tracks will take place between Saturday 24 October and Saturday 14 November. Please refer to the attached map for the exact location of this work.

This work 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 along Royal Park between Poplar Road and Flemington Road, Parkville.

These works will require a full road closure of Elliott Avenue and MacArthur Road from 10pm Friday 13 November to 5am Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Traffic management and detours will be in place. Please follow all detour signage.

Overhead works

Overhead works will involve the renewal of the overhead wiring along Royal Park between Park Street and Flemington Road.

These works will require a full closure of Elliott Avenue.

Traffic management and detours will be in place. Please follow all detour signage.

Public transport changes

During the works, tram route 58 will be affected.

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

Motorists

During the overhead works, Elliott Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

During the major works, Elliott Avenue and MacArthur Road will be closed to through traffic from 10pm Friday 13 November to 5am Wednesday 18 November 2020.

No vehicle access will be permitted during this time.

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 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.

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 and may change depending on the construction activities taking place.

Noise and dust

Construction will occur 24-hours a day so that we can complete the works quickly and reduce the period of time that we inconvenience you.

Noise and dust are unavoidable, but we will work to minimise this as much as possible and complete the noisiest works between 6am and 10pm.

High levels of noise are expected during the first couple of days while the tracks are dug out and rubble removed.

For the rest of the work there may be short bursts of high level noise. We apologise for the inconvenience this work causes and appreciate your understanding.