Glenferrie Road to close for tram works

The renewal of tram track in Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, will result in significant disruption to traffic over the next month.

Preliminary activity is already underway but from next week-end road closures will kick in between Barkers and Riversdale roads.

Early work will continue nightly from 9pm to 5am, until Friday 24 June.

Major works will begin on Friday June 25 at 9pm and continue until 5am on Monday 11 July. Glenferrie Road between Barkers and Riversdale Road will be closed to vehicles, including bikes, during that time.

Burwood Road will be closed from 9pm, Friday 24 June to 5am, Monday 27 June.

Barkers Road will be closed from 9pm, Friday 1 July to 5am, Monday 4 July.

Riversdale Road will remain open throughout the works.

On-street dining will be removed for safety, during works.

On street parking within the work zone and some side streets will be closed for storage of materials.

Traffic management and signage will direct traffic around works.

There will be changes to tram services on Route 16.

There may be temporary footpath closures around the works with local detours in place. East-west pedestrian crossings will be provided across Glenferrie Road and will move as the works progress.

Once the major works are complete there will be some close out works. This work may include pole installation and removal and other remedial work as required.

The 56 year-old tracks between Barkers Road and Riversdale Road have reached their end of life and will be ripped out and replaced with new track, poles and wires.

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