Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 14 May 2018

Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Moorabool Street have been moved. One remaining redundant traffic pole is scheduled to be removed within the next fortnight, date and time to be confirmed. During the removal traffic management will be in place, and some minor delays may be experienced. Excavation and preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing will commence.
Excavation and preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing will commence.

Ongoing work
Continuation of pouring concrete bases for paving strip. Continuation of laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones. Continuation of laying kerb stones. Continuation of bringing in new road base. Continuation of installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults). Intermittent use of road compacting machinery which is likely to result in ground vibrations being felt during its operation. There will be some noisy work with cutting of pavers. There may be some short periods of hammering or cutting. Continuation of sub surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained during all trading hours. If access is required outside your normal trading hours, please contact the construction Site Manager with as much notice as possible, so access can be facilitated. A pedestrian link between Market Square and Westfield shopping centres will continue to be available for all trading hours during the works. Wayfinding signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

Vehicle access
Malop Street will continue to be closed to all vehicle and cycling traffic between Moorabool and Yarra streets until completion in mid-year. The Malop Street loading dock to Market Square will not be available for deliveries during the road closure and alternative arrangements have been made for deliveries via the Market Square loading dock in Yarra Street.h4>Hours of work

Day shift Standard day shift hours for the project will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Monday 14 May is an industry RDO, so there will be less activity on site.
Night shift  Any future night shifts will be advised.
On site contact – Site Manager
For any immediate works-related enquiries, please contact the 2Construct Site Manager, Michael Waldron on 0403 719 925.

Green Spine – Trader support initiatives
What’s Happening newsletter
A reminder about the opportunity to promote your business in the newsletter which promotes the Green Spine works area to the wider business community and key contacts within the city. There is no cost to be included and we can work with you to put together the content. While some businesses may want to promote a special deal or promotion, you can also use this opportunity to just advertise your business, opening hours and location. If you would like to be included in the Green Spine Traders section, please contact us.

Seniors construction tours
Seniors Construction Tours are now scheduled for 10:00am on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 May. The construction site manager will guide tour groups around the site, explaining what the workers are doing and what the street will look like when it’s finished. The event is free, but as the purpose is to benefit businesses in the area, participants are encouraged to enjoy an activity, lunch or the opportunity to shop while they are in central Geelong. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

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