Good evening everyone,
Below is a summary of current and upcoming works next week.
Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange
Above the tram platform, caulking of the colour back glass and skylight surrounds has continued this week with work on under canopy features to continue next week.
Around the western side of the tram platform, installation of electrical conduit will progress through the week with electrical and communications services continuing to be connected to the platform.
Station box construction
Forming up and pouring of the central platform stairs will begin within the station box structure and with pouring of the northern roof now complete, pouring of the south box roof will take place over the coming week.
On sub-surface levels, testing and commissioning processes are continuing at lift 9 and installation of lift 8 will commence.
As blockwork on the southern platform is now complete, blockwork will continue to shape the northern end of the platform into additional back of house rooms from the open space.
As we mentioned last week, initial excavation and break back has commenced around the piled columns to develop the Shrine entrance, enabling formation of the top-down roof to start mid-next week.
Excavation of this zone will progress steadily over the coming weeks.
On Monday night/ early Tuesday morning, the team will conduct a visual inspection of a sewer pit on the northbound lane on St Kilda Road at the intersection of Park St and St Kilda Road.
To ensure worker safety, this inspection will be conducted between midnight and 4am when traffic periods are low.
Northbound traffic will be maintained on St Kilda Road during this inspection with reduced speed signage and traffic management in place to assist.
As mentioned last week, this is just a visual inspection of the pit and will not generate any noise or require any road closures.
From Tuesday 4 October until Friday 11 November, works will occur on Park Street at the intersection of Park Street and St Kilda Road to connect a high voltage cable to its connection point on Park Street.
This work involves boring underneath St Kilda Road to the retrieval and connection point on Park Street and will require the closure of the left hand turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street for approximately four weeks.
Access to properties and driveways will be maintained, including Hallmark Apartment residents, with detours in place via Dorcas Street and Wells Street and traffic management on hand to assist drivers with access to properties.
To ensure pedestrian safety during these works, pedestrians may be intermittently detoured down Park Street to cross at the Wells Street pedestrian signal however pedestrian access will be maintained at the St Kilda Road and Park Street intersection whenever there are no works occurring and if it is safe to do so.
At the northern end of site, the team will be applying asphalt next week, developing the new southbound lane of St Kilda Road and installing kerbing that will shape this roadway.
To enable these works, there will be another minor shift of site fencing at the Park Street signalised crossing St Kilda Road next week leading into the Shrine of Remembrance however pedestrian pathways and access will be maintained.
These road formation and asphalting works will progress further through site towards the south with a small vibration roller in use and some out of hour works that may occur once this compaction sequence has commenced.
To the south of the tram platform, strata vault drainage installation will continue.
Towards the end of the week works underway at the MGS crossover will be nearing completion.
This week we have included an image of the ventilation and services shafts that were craned into place last week in the north.
These will be stitch-poured next week with backfilling around the perimeter of the foundations to follow over the next 2 weeks.
Some out of hour welding works may occur at the base of the ventilation shafts however this is not expected to generate high levels of noise.
From Tuesday, a crane will mobilise onsite in the south to begin the lifting of precast panels for the southern ventilation and services shafts which will follow the same build process as the northern ventilation structures.
On top of the southern station box, backfilling will recommence once craning of the ventilation precast panels and waterproofing is complete.
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All the best for a great weekend ahead everybody.
Best regards, Rob and Christian