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Traffic changes around State Library Station

Temporary and long-term changes to traffic and pedestrian conditions will be required for construction of State Library Station.

Temporary works

Franklin Street

There will be intermittent access for motorists travelling eastbound on Franklin Street to Swanston Street until 16 December 2019, in order to facilitate the construction of an acoustic shed. These intermittent closures will take place from 7am to 8pm Monday to Fridays, and from 7am to 5pm on Saturdays (as required). Signage and traffic controllers will be in place to safely guide motorists around the area.

The westbound lanes on Franklin Street (between Swanston and Stewart streets) have been closed since 27 August 2018 but will be reopened to vehicle traffic on 16 December 2019.

Detour via Stewart Street

Long-term works

La Trobe Street

The eastbound lanes on La Trobe Street are reduced to one lane between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, with the northern footpath closed for pedestrians. The eastbound cycle lane is be closed between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, reopening mid-2020.

Cyclist detour map

Cyclist detour map October 2019

Literature Lane

The eastern entrance to Literature Lane will be closed to traffic as of Wednesday 10 July. Access to Literature Lane will be via the western entrance off Little La Trobe Street.

Stewart Street

The entire length of Stewart Street in a southbound direction is now one-way.

A'Beckett Street

A'Beckett Street is closed between Swanston and Stewart streets and gantry walkways have been installed on both sides of A'Beckett Street.

A designated pedestrian access path has been installed around the laydown and storage area on the half basketball courts on A'Beckett Street.

At night, pedestrians will be able to cross A'Beckett Street at the Stewart Street intersection to the southern footpath. This access will be closed during the day for pedestrian safety purposes.

A gantry walkway on the northern footpath of A'Beckett Street creates an enclosed and well-lit pedestrian walkway that provides a safety barrier between pedestrians and the construction site.

Franklin Street

Franklin Street is currently closed between Swanston Street and Victoria Street.

Victoria and Therry streets

Detour via Elizabeth Street to access Franklin Street.

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