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Metro Tunnel

Changes to St Kilda Road

Works in preparation for major construction of the Metro Tunnel and new Anzac Station are underway in the Domain precinct.

There will be significant changes to pedestrian, cyclist, public transport and vehicle movements in the area for several years.

This page provides an overview of the transport changes required to establish our St Kilda Road work site and to divert trams and other traffic around the Anzac Station construction site.

Configuration from 18 April onwards

18 April

Changes between January and April

Map showing the road works around the Domain area described on this pageDownload this map as part of the Upcoming transport changes in Domain brochure (PDF, 1.2 MB)

The following changes have been progressively delivered from mid-January to April 2018 in the lead up to the major tram works, subject to planning approvals.

These changes have been designed to safely move people around the precinct while construction takes place.

1 St Kilda Road

Reduced to one lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West.

  • Motorists should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time to reach their destination.
  • Between 1-17 April, replacement buses will be given priority. Motorists should expect delays up to 30 minutes
  • Alternative routes for St Kilda Road include Kings Way, Queens Road, Ferrars Street and Beaconsfield Parade.

2 Pedestrian crossing closures

St Kilda Road pedestrian crossing closed at Domain Road. Crossing via Park Street.

Western pedestrian access to Domain Tram Interchange via crossing at Park Street.

Bowen Lane tram stop pedestrian access closed.

3 Tram Stop

Bowen Lane tram stop closed from mid-January.

4 Bowen Crescent

Left-in/left-out access off St Kilda Road service lane.

5 Bowen Lane

Left-in/left-out access off St Kilda Road service lane.

6 Albert Road

No exit to St Kilda Road, exit via Kings Way.

Left access from St Kilda Road only via Albert Road South.

7 Park Street

Full closure to traffic and trams between St Kilda Road and Kings Way from 2-7 February for Yarra Trams tram stop works.

Buses replacing trams during full closure.

Traffic management in place at other times between mid-January and mid-February.

8 Domain Interchange

Domain Interchange will remain open until the major tram works in April 2018.

9 Kings Way

Night works on Kings Way city bound north of Albert Road from mid-late January to improve traffic flow while St Kilda Road is reduced to one lane in each direction.

10 St Kilda Rd near Government House Drive

The southbound St Kilda Rd lane configuration adjacent to Government House Drive will be modified to encourage motorists into the service lane, in preparation for future construction stages.