The section of the 86 tram line between Queens Parade and Smith Street will undergo works this weekend to renew the 28-year-old tram tracks and replace overhead wires. The works will also provide a smoother road surface for pedestrians and cyclists.

City-bound lanes on Queens Parade will close from midnight Saturday June 2. One lane will reopen from Monday June 4 but during this time some outbound lanes may close.

While the works are underway Smith Street will be closed between Queens Parade and Alexandra Parade, and there will be reduced parking between Queens Parade and Council Street.

Buses will replace trams between stop 10 Parliament Station and Stop 25 Clifton Hill Interchange. The works will force busses to redirect around the construction zone, causing changes to some stops.

Stop 21 Alexandra Parade and stop 22 Smith Street will not be serviced by replacement buses – affected passengers should use stop 21 Keele Street or stop 23 Wellington Street.

Yarra Trams suggests passengers wishing to avoid the disruption should consider the South Morang or Hurstbridge train lines for travel between the city and the northern suburbs.

There may also be delays on Alexandra Parade at night while Melbourne Water undertakes work on drainage below the intersection at Smith Street and Alexandra Parade.

Works will continue 24 hours a day from 10pm Friday June 1 to 5am on Tuesday June 5. The loudest work will be carried out from 6am to 10pm.

For more details visit the Yarra Trams website.