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Traffic changes around State Library Station

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

Temporary works

Swanston Street

Works to install a concrete pump and gantry are continuing on Swanston Street, adjacent to the La Trobe Street site.

Motorist access to Little La Trobe Street and Literature Lane will be maintained via Elizabeth Street and access to Swanston Street north of Little La Trobe Street will be maintained via Elizabeth and Little La Trobe streets.

Intermittent closures of the Swanston Street footpath will also be required.

The concrete pump will support the construction of the future State Library Station and will remain in place for approximately three years.

La Trobe Street

From Monday 27 July to Saturday 31 October 2020, the eastbound lane on La Trobe Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Swanston streets from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays, and from 7am to 1pm on Saturdays.

There will be no through access for motorists or cyclists to Swanston Street travelling eastbound during these closures (refer to map for detour).

The closures will support the construction of the underground passenger connection between Melbourne Central Station and the future State Library Station.

Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Temporary La Trobe Street eastbound lane closureeastbound closure map

Bicycle and vehicle diversions during worksBike diversion

Long-term works

La Trobe Street

To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and cyclists during the construction of the new State Library Station, a new 30 kilometre per hour speed limit applies on La Trobe Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets. The speed limit will be in place for five years.

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 closed between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, reopening in late-2020.

Cyclist detour map

Cyclist detour map October 2019

Literature Lane

The eastern entrance to Literature Lane is closed to traffic. 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.

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