24-hour construction starting in CBD

In April, the Metro Tunnel project is progressing to start the 24-hour construction activities in the CBD. 

We appreciate your support while we undertake these vital works in the city and urge caution around our sites.

Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take place.

Visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au for more information about works in your area.

State Library Station 

The completion of the second acoustic shed in the city at A’Beckett St and the start of 24-hour construction activities there mark another important milestone for the State Library Station precinct.

Round-the-clock construction is continuing at Franklin St with the excavation of an 11-storey shaft progressing well.

Shaft excavation at both A’Beckett St and Franklin St sites is expected to be completed by mid-year.

Service relocations are continuing at Franklin St, between Swanston and Stewart streets. Ongoing traffic changes in this area to allow day and night works will remain in place until the expected completion of these relocations in April.

Site investigations, including groundwater monitoring, are also progressing along Victoria St. This work involves day and night works and is scheduled to continue until April with traffic management in place to direct vehicles and pedestrians.

The demolition of six buildings along Swanston and LaTrobe streets, including the nine-storey former residential tower at LaTrobe Street, has been completed.

Town Hall Station 

The demolition of buildings to enable the construction of the new Town Hall Station is progressing.

Work to remove Port Phillip Arcade has begun and is expected to continue until late March.

As part of this, the King Neptune sculpture by Charles Bush on the Flinders Street side of the arcade will be placed in storage. It will be reinstated as part of the new Town Hall Station precinct.

Flinders Lane and Scott Alley businesses remain open throughout the demolition works and can be accessed using either Degraves Street or Swanston Street.

Three buildings between the Nicholas Building and Young and Jackson have been demolished, with work continuing on two remaining buildings.

With the completion of demolition works at City Square, activities including site preparation and site investigations will continue before piling is starts in the middle of this year.

An acoustic shed will then be installed before the start of 24-hour construction activities to build Town Hall Station, including excavation of an 11-storey access shaft and tunnelling.

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