Traffic flowed during track works

29 February, 2012

When Yarra Trams renewed tracks across the busy intersection of Punt Road and Swan Street, Richmond, the works were designed to allow traffic to keep flowing.

Two lanes of Punt Road in each direction were open throughout the works on the weekend of 25 and 26 February 2012.

While contractors removed the old tracks and installed new ones in the centre of the intersection, the traffic flowed on either side.

When this section of track was completed and new concrete laid, the centre section was opened to traffic.

Across the weekend, a total of 350 metres of double track was replaced along Swan Street and Olympic Boulevard.

During the works, Swan Street was closed to traffic between Cremorne Street and Punt Road.   Olympic Boulevard was closed between Punt Road and the tram track entrance to Melbourne Park.

Tram services on Route 70 diverted in both directions via Route 75 between Power Street and Flinders Street in the City.   A tram replacement bus service operated on part of Swan Street outside the works zone.

Yarra Trams would like to thank the residents and traders of the Swan Street, Richmond precinct for their patience and understanding during these works.

Thank you also to customers for understanding the need for service changes while we do these essential network improvements.

Above: A selection of images of the works by photographer Ian Green.

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