Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 30 April 2018

Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets are scheduled to be moved on Monday 30 April. Signals will be turned off individually as they are moved. Traffic management personnel will be in place during this time to assist with pedestrian and vehicle movements. Vehicle access through the intersection will continue as per the current arrangement. Pedestrian access from Market Square to Westfield shopping centres across Malop Street is scheduled to return to the mid-block bluestone crossing this week. Commence laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones (section of Malop Street between Moorabool Street and mid-block crossing). Maintenance planting is scheduled to be undertaken on the south side of the Green Spine. 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 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. Way-finding 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.

Hours of work
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
Seniors Construction Tours Following the popularity of the Kids Construction Tours during the school holidays, we are holding Seniors Construction Tours at 10:00am on Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 15 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.

Car parking passes and coffee vouchers
Additional car parking passes have been distributed to traders in the works zone recently and with this update, we will be distributing more car parking passes along with more free coffee vouchers for Halong Café and Rook:Sri Lankan Fusion for you to distribute to customers at your discretion.

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