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Major trackworks, road safety improvements and platform stop
construction by Yarra Trams in Fitzroy Street and The Esplanade, St
Kilda will continue until Saturday 18 June 2011.
The works which have already commenced on Fitzroy Street and The
Esplanade will continue 24 hours a day until the
early hours of Saturday 18 June when the site fencing and
machinery will be removed and traffic will be allowed back into the
The improvement works are enhancing safety for
motorists and tram drivers by raising the tracks to prevent cars
from crossing into the path of moving trams. When the works are
completed cars on Fitzroy Street will be able to cross the tracks
at Canterbury Road/Grey Street, Park Street and Acland Street
but Loch Street and Jackson Street will be restricted to 'left
in, left out' access. The tram tracks on The Esplanade will also be
raised and separation curbing installed to discourage u-turning
cars, but vehicles will still be able to cross the tracks from side
Fitzroy Street and The Esplanade are 'black spots' for cars
colliding with trams and these traffic measures will reduce the
potential for injury to tram passengers and the occupants of motor
Pedestrian access will be maintained to all residences and
businesses during the works. Traffic controllers will be on site to
direct pedestrians and motorists.
During the works an accessible platform stop will be constructed
at Stop 136 Alfred Square on The Esplanade. Further works to
complete this stop will continue for approximately two weeks after
the track works have finished.
Route 3a, 16, 78/79 and 96 will be affected during the
works. Tram replacement buses will be running.
The intersection of Fitzroy Street and Canterbury
Road/Grey Street will be closed to road traffic from
approximately 11:30pm Friday 10 June and 5am Monday 13
June. It will then reopen.
Fitzroy Street (south of Grey Street) and The Esplanade will be
closed to road traffic from approximately 5am Monday 13 June
until 5am Saturday 18 June.
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