The awkward concrete security blocks at certain locations on Southbank Promenade will be removed starting next week as the City of Melbourne proceeds with plans for stainless steel replacements.
Bike riders and pedestrians will be able to move safely around the works, however, at time riders may be required to walk their bikes.
The installation works follow early investigations at these sites that riders on the Promenade may have noticed in recent weeks.
Work will occur between 7am – 5pm on weekdays only and no work will happen at night or on weekends.
Temporary fencing and signage will be in place, however access to all businesses will be maintained.
The first stage of construction works at Queensbridge Square and near Riverside Quay will begin on Wednesday and continue for about 11 weeks.
The upgrades around Southbank Promenade are being developed by security experts and designers to provide a high level of safety, while preserving the character of the area and balancing the needs of all users, including pedestrians, motorists, cyclists businesses, emergency services and others.
These measures are part of a program of security enhancements being delivered by City of Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Government and Victoria Police.
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