City Square traffic disruptions

“CBD News” has the latest information on when and where construction trucks will be travelling to the City Square area during the early works of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.

Members from the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and early works contractor John Holland told small business owners of their plans to minimise traffic disruption in an information session hosted by City Precinct and Collins Street Precinct on April 19.

John Holland is currently working at the CBD South site to remove surface artworks and the Brunetti restaurant structure before starting the demolition of the underground Westin Hotel car park.

John Holland spokesperson Vesna Newman said construction trucks were under strict timelines of when they were able to travel to and from the site.

These hours are before 7.30am, 10-11.30am, 1-2.30pm and after 6pm.

Trucks currently approach the site from the west via Collins St, enter and exit via Swanston St before turning east on Collins St.

Ms Newman said John Holland was working with Yarra Trams and VicRoads to find adequate staging for trucks to avoid traffic congestion.

“Part of our planning at the moment is looking at our staging, where our vehicles go when they’re not in the CBD because we don’t want to keep them around the corner,” she said.

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