Beginning of tram track replacement works

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Work to replace 1.2km of dilapidated light rail track around Lake Wendouree will begin on Monday.

The southbound lakeside lane will be closed to traffic from Carlton Street to the Forrest Street roundabout from Monday April 4 to allow for work until April 30.

Traffic management devices will be put in place. From the north end, traffic will be diverted to St Aidans Drive.

During the duration of the works, parking will not be available along the tram track works on the east side of Wendouree Parade.

Pedestrians and cyclists can use the shared path. The sealed bike path will be closed.

The entrance to the Gardens, Pipers by the Lake, Lake Wendouree playground, Windmill Drive, public restrooms and crosswalks will remain accessible.

A brief road closure will also take place in April as the tracks through Wendouree Parade are constructed near the tram museum.

The Ballarat Tramways Museum received a $1.2 million grant from the State Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, which was also matched by $1.2 million from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant from the federal government, bringing the total cost of the project to $2.4 million.

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