Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 23 April 2018

Work on the traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Yarra Street has been completed. Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets are scheduled to be moved during the next two weeks. Signals will be turned off individually as they are moved. Traffic management personnel will be in place during this time to divert pedestrians. Vehicle access through the intersection will continue as per the current arrangement. As works progress, pedestrian access from Market Square to Westfield shopping centres across Malop Street may alternate between the mid-block bluestone crossing and the temporary crossing aligned with the Market Square loading dock. Ongoing work Continuation of demolition of the Malop Street road pavement between the mid-block pedestrian crossing and Yarra Street. Machinery will be on site to dig and remove excavated materials and bring in new road base. 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 preparation work for the installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults) for new trees on north side. Continuation of preparation work for sub surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. Continue laying kerb stones. 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.

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. Calling for interested partners – May Magic – Spend and Win During the month of May shoppers who spend $30 or more at a Central Geelong business are eligible to enter Central Geelong Marketing’s May Magic competition at the Central Geelong redemption locations in Malop Street. Every entry (while stocks last) is rewarded with a $10 voucher on the spot to spend in a participating Central Geelong business and goes in the draw to win a new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from Kings Cars. Central Geelong Marketing is seeking interest from Central Geelong businesses to be a redemption partner for the vouchers to be distributed to entrants. Central Geelong Marketing will reimburse businesses $5 from every voucher presented to participating businesses. If you would like to see how your business can be part of May Magic and contact Emma Jennings at Central Geelong Marketing on 03 5272 4297 by Thursday 26 April 2018.

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