m102 water main
More Napier Street detours

As Melbourne Water moves to the next stage of the M41 water main project in North Fitzroy, further detours will be introduced in January.

Work now move to the area between Alexander Parade and the Edinburgh Gardens, including the crossing of Queens Parade.

Project contractors CBP and the City of Yarra have devised alternative bike routes for the duration of works in the sector, which begin on January 7 and continue progressively move in stages towards Edinburgh Gardens.

Although this is a relatively quiet time of the year for bikes and other traffic, riders will need to exercise care with the changes traffic conditions.

See a map of the proposed detours.

The primary detour will divert along Freemen St, then along Brunswick Street, and then Westgarth to Napier for riders heading south, or, for north bound riders, along the shared path in front of the pool to Brunswick St.

Some southbound riders may prefer an alternative along George Street.

The project will also be asphalting George Street as it is reinstated following the laying of the pipeline.

The permanent reinstatement of the road will occur on George Street from Victoria Parade to Webb Street on the following dates;

Monday 7 January to Friday 11 January 2019 from Victoria Parade to Little Victoria Street. The intersection of Little Victoria and George Street will close for 3 days during this period.

Friday 11 January to Wednesday 16 January 2019 from Little Victoria Street to Gertrude Street.

Monday 7 January to Wednesday 16 January 2019. Partial closure at the intersection of George Street and Webb Street for bluestone kerb reinstatement work.

Wednesday 16 January 2019 to Monday 21 January 2019 from Gertrude Street to Webb Street.

The project anticipates reopening George Street to all vehicles by Monday 21 January 2019.