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Metro Tunnel

CBD North traffic changes

In preparation for major construction for the Metro Tunnel, Franklin Street and A'Beckett Street have been partially closed.

In order to relocate utility services and allow for the excavation of the construction access shafts, changes to local roads in the area came into effect from 16 January 2017.

These changes include:

  • Closure of Franklin Street (between Swanston Street and Victoria Street)
  • Closure of A'Beckett Street (between Swanston Street and Stewart Street)
  • Re-opening of Stewart Street to allow for one-way traffic northbound from A'Beckett Street.
  • Changes to traffic lanes on Franklin Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets.
  • Temporary pedestrian changes in place for the initial stages of work.

The footpath on the northern side of Franklin Street was reopened on 3 April 2017.

There were also made to La Trobe Street and Victoria Street to allow traffic to flow more efficiently through the city.

CBD North road changes