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Moonee Ponds Creek Trail upgrade works

During June the Metro Tunnel Project will upgrade a 40-metre-long section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, near Arden Street.

Access for bikes will be maintained during the works, expected to start next Tuesday June 23.

This will involve concreting to raise a section of the bicycle trail to the level of the existing vehicle access track, gently sloping at each end to meet the existing trail level, and revising line marking.

Metro Tunnel is constructing the new North Melbourne electrical substation on railway land nearby.

The existing access track to the railway land runs adjacent to the trail from Arden Street and needs to be widened so that it can be used to transport equipment to the substation site.

By upgrading the access track and the trail section now, better access and safety will be possible during the substation construction later this year.

The upgrade works are expected to take about five days to complete, weather permitting. Works will be undertaken between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm, Saturday.

Access along the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail will be maintained at all times during these works, with brief block and hold of trail traffic and minor diversions around the work area.

Later in the year, during substation construction, there will be brief, intermittent block and hold of trail traffic while large trucks travel along the narrow section of access track directly adjacent to trail.

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