Tram track renewal - St Georges Road and Miller Street junction - 29 July to 1 August 2017

30 June, 2017

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing the junction of St Georges Road and Miller Street in Preston.

The tram junction is 30 years old and requires renewal. This update will improve several parts of the intersection including:

  • New automatic track switches to change tram track direction.
  • Removal of redundant track on north west corner.
  • Improved timing of T-lights at the junction.

This new infrastructure will improve operational efficiency for the depot, reduce the chance of derailments and create a smoother road surface for cyclists and tram passengers.

Timings

Major track renewal work

Major work will occur at the St Georges Road and Miller Street junction. Works will commence at 12:01 am on Saturday 29 July and will continue 24 hours a day until 5am Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Tram passengers

Route 11 tram services will be affected from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 July

Motorists

Road closures will be in place from 12:01 am Saturday 29 July until 5am Tuesday 1 August 2017.

  • Miller Street will close between Davies Street and St Georges Road.
  • Traffic on St Georges Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Oakover Road and Rennie Street untill 6am Monday 31 July.

Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate local access where needed.

Pedestrians

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 6am and 1pm on Saturday 29 July, however, there will be a need to conduct noisy work outside these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5am on Tuesday 1 August 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)

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