We're upgrading the tram track along Pall Mall!
Throughout the works changed traffic conditions will be implemented in the CBD along Pall Mall (17-28 June), Vintage Talking Tram Tours will not be operating (17-27 June), Guided Depot & Workshop Tours will be on offer free of charge.
The City of Greater Bendigo will be replacing a section of tram track and undertaking drainage works along Pall Mall, commencing Monday June 17 until Friday 28 June.
City of Greater Bendigo Manager of Engineering, Brett Martini, explained that Bendigo Tramways is an important asset for residents and visitors to Greater Bendigo and the work is helping us to preserve one of our most important heritage attractions.
The City has appointed a contractor who specialises in tram track repairs to undertake the upgrades.
The works will also involve the removal, cleaning and replacement of the historic blue stone blocks in the centre of Pall Mall.
Throughout the works period only one lane of traffic will be available in each direction along Pall Mall between the Alexandra Fountain and Mundy Street.
Left hand turns will be permitted into and out of Williamson Street, but right hand turns will not be allowed.
No parking other than a section of Sidney Myer Place will be affected and traffic will be limited to 40kph.
The Williamson Street traffic lights will continue to operate and pedestrians will still be able to cross Pall Mall near the Shamrock Hotel and Bendigo Visitor Information Centre.
Considerable planning has gone into this project to make sure any inconvenience is kept to a minimum and traffic operates safely during the works.
We ask motorists and pedestrians to observe signage around the works area and apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause.
Vintage Talking Trams will not be operating from Monday 17 June - Thursday 27 June inclusive.
During this time we will be offering free Guided Depot & Workshop Tours.