Swan Street – track maintenance road closure

From 8pm, Friday 11 February to 5am, Saturday 19 February, Swan Street will be closed between Stanley and Stawell streets. The Wallen Road Bridge and the Burnley Street intersection will also be closed in stages during this time.

Yarra Trams in partnership with the Department of Transport (DoT) is conducting ongoing maintenance and renewal works across the Melbourne tram network to ensure a safe and reliable tram service for future generations.

Major works

As part of the high priority maintenance and renewal program, works will be undertaken to replace tram tracks, underground cables and tram powerlines along Swan Street in Richmond. 

Construction will take place 24 hours a day so that we can complete the works quickly. Noise and dust are unavoidable; however, Yarra Trams will work to minimise this as much as possible and complete the noisiest works between 6am and 10pm.

Swan Street will be closed between Stanley and Stawell streets from 8pm, Friday 11 February to 5am, Saturday 19 February.

Wallen Road Bridge will be closed from 8pm, Friday 11 February to 5am, Monday 14 February 2022. 

The Burnley Street intersection will be closed from 5am, Monday 14 February to 5am, Saturday 19 February 2022.

The Church and Swan Street intersection will remain open during the work.

High levels of noise are expected in the first couple of days while we dig out the tracks and remove rubble.

Early works

Night works will take place from Monday 24 January to Wednesday 2 February to identify underground services and will continue along Swan Street between Dando and Burnley streets, Richmond.

There will also be 24-hour works from Wednesday 2 February to Friday 11 February to set up site management offices in Lord Street and traffic management.

During this time, there will be 24-hour lane closures (in and outbound) between Stawell Street and Madden Grove for pre-welding set up and welding of rail.

There will be full road closures from 9pm to 5am between Stawell Street and Madden Grove for pre-weld set up and welding of rail from Wednesday 2 February to Friday 11 February 2022. Access will be maintained for buses, trams, heavy vehicles and residents. 

On-street car parking will be temporarily closed near work sites, as required. Traffic management and signage will direct traffic, please follow signage around works.

Getting around

To support you to move around the area during works, detours and traffic management will be in place.

We recommend that road users allow extra travel time for their journey.

There will be temporary footpath closures around the works with local detours in place. Pedestrians should follow signage around the works.

See the detour maps below for more information.

Map showing construction works and road closures along Swan Street and Wallen Road Bridge

View a larger version of the map

Local business

The businesses located around the works will remain open. Please continue to support local businesses during these essential works. 

Public transport

There will be service changes to tram route 70, where buses will replace trams.

For information about public transport changes during these works, visit the Yarra Trams Website.

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