Tram improvement works in Chapel Street - Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 August 2012

18 July, 2012

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 2012.

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 Road.

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.

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