Normanby Avenue and St Georges Road, Thornbury intersection closed for essential water main works
Melbourne Water will be working day and night from 6pm on Friday 12 May until 5am on Wednesday 17 May 2017 to construct the new M40 water main across Normanby Avenue, Thornbury.
Construction is expected to take approximately five days to complete, weather and ground conditions permitting.
This intersection will be closed to through traffic and right-turning traffic, however:
- motorists will be able to turn left from Normanby Avenue into St Georges Road from either direction
- tram commuters will be able to access tram stop 32
- bus services for routes 510 and 955 will be detoured south via Arthurton Road and north via Hutton Street or Oakover Road. Existing bus stops at this intersection have been relocated, further along Normanby Avenue. These relocated stops will remain in place until the end of the project
- cyclists and pedestrians travelling north/south along St Georges Road will be diverted off the temporary shared path at this intersection. An interim pedestrian walkway, approximately 100m south of Normanby Avenue near Shaftsbury Parade, will be constructed for pedestrians traveling east or west.
Signage and traffic controllers will be in place to ensure people are able to safely navigate the work area. The speed limit in the vicinity of the works will reduce to 40km/hour.
People travelling through this area are urged to follow traffic management signs and the directions of traffic controllers, and allow additional travel time.
Melbourne Water Major Program Delivery General Manager, Eamonn Kelly, said the water main renewal project would ensure Melbourne continues to have a safe and reliable supply of drinking water.
“Our pipe installation work within the St Georges Road centre-median is progressing to schedule. We need to construct the new water main across Normanby Avenue and to do this we need to close two lanes of traffic across the intersection. We will be working day and night to ensure we minimise impact on the community.”“Melbourne Water apologises for any inconvenience these important improvements and associated works might cause and thanks the community for its patience.”
For more information about the closure and planned detours, visit m40 project on Your Say website.
Joseph Keller, Senior Media Advisor. Ph. 0430 219 287 | 03 9654 3234