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Metro Tunnel

Traffic changes on Kings Way

Ahead of major construction for the Metro Tunnel Project, changes to the road, tram and bicycle networks of Kings Way are required to keep Melbourne moving during construction.

As the major arterial route in the precinct, Kings Way has been identified as the primary diversion route during construction of the new Anzac Station. To ensure Kings Way can cater for the predicted increase in traffic, it is essential that changes are made to the road to improve the efficiency of the network.

A number of intersections along Kings Way will be upgraded to improve the traffic flow, efficiency and the safety of the network for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Road works and changes

January to late February 2018

Changes will be made to the intersection of Kings Way and Park Street to increase the capacity and efficiency of Kings Way while investigation works confirm service location and depth in the area. Impacts include:

  • Modifying service road kerb, to become a "left turn only" lane.
  • Line marking works.
  • Installing overhead traffic signs across Kings Way north-west of Cobden Street to support changed traffic conditions.
  • Constructing an exit point for vehicle traffic on Kings Way north-west of Cobden street from the service lane into the slow lane in the carriageway on Kings Way.
  • Road resurfacing works

Night works will take place at the following times:

  • Park Street and Kings Way intersection: 10 January - 15 Febrary, 6pm - 7am.
  • Park Street and Kings Way intersection: 18 Feburary to 24 February, 8pm - 5am
  • Works will not occur every night during this period

Map showing the intersection of Kings Way & Park Street Intersection of Kings Way & Park Street

Late February to late March 2018

Changes will be made to the intersection of Kings Way and Albert Road to better define lanes and encourage greater use of the outer lanes. Works include:

  • Line marking
  • Installing overhead gantries on Kings Way near Cobden Street and near the Mac Robertson Girls’ High School
  • Installing a 40km speed zone in the vicinity of the Mac Robertson Girls' High School.

These works will be undertaken at night to minimise traffic disruptions.

Map showing the intersections of Kings Way & Albert Road and Kings Way & Queens Road Intersections of Kings Way & Albert Road and Kings Way & Queens Road

February 2018

Changes to the intersection of Kings Way and Sturt Street to allow more traffic to travel north and south on Kings Way and improve tram reliability.

Changes include:

  • Right turn ban from Sturt Street onto Kings Way northbound
  • Right turn ban from Kings Way onto Sturt Street eastbound
  • Left turn ban Kings Way into Sturt Street westbound
  • Right turn ban from Eastern Road onto Sturt Street
  • Left turn only from Dorcas Street onto Sturt Street
  • Installation of a dedicated right turn lane on Sturt Street onto Dorcas Street
  • Installation of a yellow, raised separation kerb along the tram tracks

Works include:

  • Road re-surfacing works on Kings Way and Sturt Street, Conventry Street
  • Line marking.

These works will be undertaken at night to minimise traffic disruptions:

  • Ongoing until March
  • 8pm - 5am, Sundays to Thursdays
  • 10pm - 7am Fridays
  • Works will not occur every night during this period

Late February to late March 2018

Changes will be made to the slip lane from Kings Way onto Queens Road and at pedestrian crossings in the vicinity of the intersection, as well as installation of traffic signage to support changes to traffic movement. Impacts include:

  • Service investigation works to confirm service location in the area.
  • Improvements to pedestrian crossing.
  • Borehole drilling and geotechnical investigations to determine ground conditions.
  • Installing an overhead gantry with a traffic sign.

These works will be undertaken at night to minimise traffic disruptions.

Map showing the intersections of Kings Way & Albert Road and Kings Way & Queens Road Intersections of Kings Way & Albert Road and Kings Way & Queens Road