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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams will be renewing the tram tracks in Chapel Street between
Dandenong Road and Commercial/Malvern Road.
Sections of this tram track have not been replaced since 1974
and need to be renewed.
The planned works will deliver a better road surface for
motorists and cyclists, a smoother ride for tram passengers, reduce
tram noise associated with potholes and broken tracks and enhance
the safety of Chapel Street for everyone.
Following extensive consultation with the City of Stonnington,
the Chapel Street track renewal will be done from the early hours
of Saturday 25 August to approximately 5am on Wednesday 29 August
Yarra Trams has worked with the Chapel Street Precinct Traders'
Association to ensure the works are completed before September to
minimise the effect on traders in the lead up to the Spring Racing
Carnival and Christmas.
In total, 1.2 kilometres of double tram track will be renewed in
four days, with works continuing 24 hours a day.
Chapel Street will be closed to traffic but the cross roads -
Dandenong Road, High Street and Malvern/Commercial Road - will all
remain open to trams and traffic throughout the works.
The construction zone will be fenced off for safety but all
footpaths will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all
businesses along Chapel Street. Pedestrian crossings will be
located at Dandenong Road, High Street and Malvern/Commercial
More information on tram service changes will be provided closer
to the date of the works. A
letter containing the above details has been distributed to
residents and traders.
To view information about all planned works, visit our upcoming works
page, call PTV on 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight
daily) or follow Yarra Trams on Twitter
for the latest disruption information.