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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks along
Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street.
The track in the work area are more than 50 years old and need
to be renewed.
Improved safety kerbing and line marking will reduce the risk of
vehicle-tram collisions, supporting the safety and reliability for
all road users.
This project will deliver:
The renewed track will create a smoother road surface providing
a quieter ride with less tram noise.
Preliminary rail welding starts Sunday 3 December 2017 until
major works commence on the west side of Lygon Street between
Cemetery Road East / Princes Street and MacPherson Street.
Selected tram poles will be replaced. Notification letters will
be sent to affected residents with further details.
Major works will occur 24 hours a day on Lygon Street.
Due to the staged nature of these works, there may be minor
variations to the above timeframes.
Route 1 and 6 services will be affected.
For more details closer to the time, please see latest
During preliminary works, lane closures and local traffic
management will be in place but no roads will be closed.
During major works, fencing will be installed from kerb to
Staged road closures will be in place on Lygon Street between
12:01 Wednesday 3 January until 5am Wednesday 17 January 2018.
During major works, road openings for vehicles will be available
Information regarding local access will be provided to affected
residents including changes to rubbish collections.
Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate
local access where needed. To avoid delays when using vehicles
please park in side streets, noting local conditions.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety however footpaths
will remain open around the work area to allow pedestrian access to
businesses and residences located around the work zone.
The capital city bike trail through the Linear Park Reserve will
be temporarily closed at Lygon Street. A temporary detour will be
in place for the bike trail.
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
10pm; however there may be a need to conduct noisy work outside
these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5am Wednesday
17 January 2018.
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
For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800
007 6am - midnight (all night Friday & Saturday).