Long-term changes to Flinders Street
Traffic flow is now reduced along Flinders Street with one lane closed westbound between Russell and Swanston streets for up to four years, while an entrance to Town Hall Station is built at Federation Square.
Drivers will still have one left-turning lane from Flinders Street into St Kilda Road and one lane towards Elizabeth Street. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow up to an extra 15 minutes if travelling through this stretch of Flinders Street.
Night works to prepare for construction of the Federation Square entrance are being undertaken throughout October and in November from 10pm-5am, with changes to the Flinders Street westbound traffic lanes between Russell and Swanston streets and other lane reductions and closures on Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.
Traffic management will be in place during these times with detours clearly signed. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to safely move through the area and tram services along Swanston and Flinders streets will not be impacted.