Disruptions on High Street, Northcote

High Street, Northcote will close between Westgarth and Hoddle streets from 12am on Sunday, 28 November until 5am Monday, 6 December, as the $1.3 million Merri Creek bridge upgrade takes place.

The century-old Merri Creek bridge connects Clifton Hill with Northcote and the works will ensure all tram classes and heavy vehicles can travel safely on this key link.

Traffic impacts 
 
Signed detours will be in place and drivers can use Westgarth Street, Heidelberg Road, and St Georges Road to get around the works zone.

No vehicle access will be permitted in the works zone during this time.

Residents between Westgarth Street and Urquhart Street will be able to access their properties with the assistance of traffic management teams. 
 
For further information about the works, visit vicroads.vic.gov.au.

Tram and bus service impacts 

 
Buses will replace trams on Route 86 between the Clifton Hill interchange and Dundas Street (except for stop 26/Walker Street) from the last service on Saturday, 27 November until the first service on Monday, 6 December.

Bus routes 250 and 251 will also be impacted by the road closure, with bus stops closed along Westgarth Street, High Street and at the Clifton Hill interchange.
 
Buses will be detouring around the work zone using Heidelberg Road and Jeffrey Street to move between Victoria Road and Rushall Crescent. Temporary bus stops will be in place on Rushall Crescent.

For more information about changes to tram services, visit ptv.vic.gov.au