May 2022 Update
The Springvale Boulevard Project will see a full upgrade of the road and footpaths located on Springvale Road between Balmoral Avenue and Windsor Avenue.
The construction works will be conducted by MACA Infrastructure Pty Ltd (MACA).
Construction commenced in mid-August 2021 and is expected to finish by late-August 2022.
What we've done so far
Since our last update we have:
Removed the existing footpath on western side of Springvale Road
Finalised roadside kerb installation on the eastern side of Springvale Road
Continued with roadside kerb installation on the western side of Springvale Road, with both sides of Springvale Road near completion
Constructed the concrete base at Post Office Lane and Windsor Avenue
Started installing designed pavers at Post Office Lane and Windsor Avenue.
In May we will:
- Construct the concrete base and install designed pavers at the pedestrian crossing on the western side of Springvale Road, and out the front of lane 248 Springvale Road
- During night shift later in May (to minimise impact on traders) we will finalise roadside kerb along western side of Springvale Road and install asphalt on both sides of Springvale Road.
- Finalise roadside kerb along western side of Springvale Road install asphalt on both sides of Springvale Road, these works are planned for later
- in May and will be completed during night shift to reduce impacts on traders
- Finalise electrical, communications and traffic infrastructure
- Begin to install street furniture, including new street chairs
- Start landscaping including planting trees.
Moving into Stage three of the project, we are progressing with earthworks. These works create dust and increase noise. We are monitoring our dust levels and have started implementing water trucks to reduce dust levels to help mitigate the impact to the community. We apologise for any inconvenience and will continue to minimise these impacts as much as possible.
Changed traffic conditions
During the drainage works there will be changes to traffic conditions, however there will always be two lanes in each direction. Please be aware and look out for signage and traffic controllers.
Changes to footpath conditions
As we progress with the Springvale Boulevard Project, we may need to alter the width of the footpaths along Springvale Road. We understand this can be frustrating for traders and apologise for any inconvenience, will continue to minimise these impacts as much as possible.
Parking bays along Springvale Road will be temporarily unavailable to allow the project team to conduct the works safely. These parking bays will be reinstated when safe to do so. Parking is available on the ‘Number 8’ Balmoral Avenue multi-deck carpark and Windsor Avenue car park.
As we progress with the Springvale Boulevard Project, we may uncover asbestos-containing materials that need to be removed. We’ll keep you informed and follow strict guidelines for asbestos removal if we do.
It is common to find asbestos in infrastructure projects. The asbestos found is usually non-friable, commonly found in building materials such as concrete and produced in a bonded state. This means it cannot be crushed by hand and poses a low risk.
When asbestos is found, to carry out these works safely, we will engage a licensed asbestos removalist to remove the asbestos from site. Due to asbestos management regulations, workers handling the material must wear protective clothing regardless of the level of risk involved.
Most of our works in April will be day works and undertaken between 7am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Occasionally, night works will take place between 6pm and 6am, Sunday to Thursday. We will notify you ahead of any night works that need to occur.
Keeping you informed
We will continue to distribute regular construction updates to impacted traders, business owners and residents in the area to keep you up to date as construction progresses.
You can read the Construction Bulletin as a PDF here,
For construction related enquires contact Matt McNally on 1300 348 040.