Green Spine works update – week commencing 21 May 2018

Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Moorabool Street have been moved. The one remaining redundant traffic pole has been moved. Commencement of concrete pouring on the south side intersection of Malop Street and Yarra Street in preparation for paving. This work is scheduled for Tuesday 22 May, weather permitting. If weather is not favourable, the work will be rescheduled to Thursday 24 May. Pedestrians will be diverted as per the map below and wayfinding signage will be in place.

Ongoing work
Continuation of preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing. Continue to pour concrete bases for paving strip. Continue laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones. Continue laying kerb stones. Continue to bring in new road base. Continue 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 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. Please refer to the map below regarding temporary pedestrian diversion.

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.

Hours of work
Our work crews will be on site:

Day shift:
Standard day shift hours for the project will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday. On industry RDOs, 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 What’s Happening 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 meal 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 let us know. Contact details are listed below.

Seniors Construction Tours
The first of our Seniors Construction Tours was held on May 15 and despite the wet weather, many participants attended and enjoyed hearing about the Green Spine project. The next tour is being held on Tuesday 22 May and there are a few tickets still available. 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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