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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Fitzroy Street, at St Kilda Station Light Rail, St Kilda.
The curved tram tracks within the work-zone are approximately 17 years old and require renewing. The track renewal will improve the radius of the track reducing noise as trams turn at the intersection. The renewal will also repair the road surface for cyclists and tram passengers.
Preliminary track renewal work
Preliminary work will begin Monday 5 June between the first and last trams, 1:30am to 5:30am and continue Monday to Friday as required. This work involves replacing overhead wires, service proving and other minor civil works. For this work traffic will be managed but no roads will be closed.
Major track renewal work
Major work will occur on Fitzroy Street between Balluk William Court and Canterbury Street (Grey Street). Works will commence 12:01am on Saturday 24 June and will continue 24 hours a day until 5am Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Route 3a, 16 and 96 tram services will be affected
Both bus services will divert around the work zone.
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Due to the nature of works, access to Fitzroy Street will close from 12:01 Saturday 24 June until 5am Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate local access where needed.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety, however, footpaths will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all businesses located around the work zone.
Noise and dust
Associated noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work crews is unavoidable, but Yarra Trams will do all it can to keep this to a minimum. The noisiest work will occur between 6 am and 10 pm, however, there will be a need to conduct noisy work outside these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5 am on Tuesday 13 June 2017.
We advise that this work is being performed in accordance with our obligations to Public Transport Victoria and is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Safety Act 2006 (Vic).
For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 6 am - midnight (all night Friday & Saturday).
This article first appeared on www.yarratrams.com.au
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