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Works notice – Parker Street, Preston - changes to parking

05 Feb 2021

The Victorian Government is removing four dangerous and congested level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, and building new Bell and Preston stations.

The level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, improving safety and accessibility and delivering new community open spaces.

Parker Street – parking changes

From Tuesday 16 February to mid March 2021 the northern side of Parker Street and the eastern side of Taunton Avenue will be made a No Parking Zone.

This is to allow trucks enough room to turn from Spring Street into Parker Street and enter the rail corridor at Taunton Avenue to complete trenching work for service installation.

Work will be undertaken during standard project work hours between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 7am and 3pm Saturdays.

See map below for details. Access to properties will be maintained.

Map. North side of Parker Street and east side of Taunton Ave will be no parking from 16 February to mid March.

What to expect

  • Increased truck and vehicle movements in and out of the work site
  • Some noise from work crews and increased activity in the area
  • Operation of construction vehicles and equipment

For your safety, follow the signage and instructions from traffic management.

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority as we continue works on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project, as is supporting physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.

We have strict protocols in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including enhanced industrial cleaning arrangements, provision of personal protective equipment and measures to reduce staff contact, including staggered shifts.

For more information about coronavirus, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, call us on 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sign up for regular project updates. You can also register for SMS updates by texting PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

Every effort will be made to complete these works on scheduled however dates are subject to change.

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