Preliminary works are underway at Domain Interchange and track relocation in Toorak Rd West and St Kilda Rd is scheduled for mid year. So the attached photos courtesy of State Library Victoria are worth a look. They show the construction of the first electric track at the intersection in 1926 as it replaced the cable tramway. No hard hats or high-vis vests here.
The photos are rich in detail, including the destinations of two new W class trams, the Hoadley factory chimney and the contractor’s name prominently displayed. (The contractor appears to have commissioned the photos.) I found they are best viewed by downloading the high resolution TIFF files using the “handles” listed below.
The first photo is looking south along St Kilda Rd with Park St, South Melbourne on the right. http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/336759
The second is about 50 metres further south showing the disconnected Domain Rd cable track. http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/336820
The third is looking northward with Domain Rd on the right and Park St in the background left*. *http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/336839
The temporary track built on the western side of St Kilda Rd was a forerunner of the more elaborate diversion planned for this year. Bramley posted these planning diagrams back on 3 December 2016
http://tdu.to/mmra_domain_stage3_2-12-16.jpg http://tdu.to/mmra_domain_stage4_2-12-16.jpg http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/303880/P25649-Construction-Stages.pdf