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Traffic changes around Town Hall Station

A four year lane closure is now in place on Flinders Street with one lane closed westbound between Russell and Swanston streets.

Drivers will still have one left-turning lane from Flinders Street towards 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.

Temporary closures

  • Flinders Lane will be closed between 8pm and 5am, from 30 June to 4 July during the delivery of oversized equipment at City Square while construction of the acoustic shed takes place. Motorists are advised to detour via Collins Street.
  • There will be intermittent Flinders Street westbound closures between Russell Street and Swanston Street, from 10pm to 5am in late July, during the delivery of oversized equipment to the Federation Square site. Motorists are advised to detour via Russell, Collins and Queens streets.
  • Flinders Street eastbound will be closed from 10pm to 5am, between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, from 1st July to 4th July during the delivery of oversized equipment to the Flinders Quarter site. Detour via Collins Street.
  • There will be some short term delays on Royston Place whilst hoarding is constructed on the western side of the Flinders Quarter site.

Ongoing closures

  • Ongoing closure of the far-left turning lane on Flinders Street into St Kilda Road, adjacent to Federation Square for up to 4 years.
  • Ongoing closure of the northern footpath on Flinders Lane between Swanston Street and Regent Place, with pedestrian diversion to the southern footpath.
  • Ongoing closure of the southern footpath on Flinders Street adjacent to the Federation Square worksite, with pedestrian diversion through Federation Square.
  • Temporary holding of traffic on Flinders Lane for up to 3 minutes periods to enable safe delivery of site equipment and materials.
  • Intermittent closures of small sections of the pedestrian walk ways on Elizabeth, Swanston, Russell, Flinders and Collins streets, Flinders and Princes walks, Rainbow and Banana alleys, and Boathouse Drive to enable groundwater monitoring.
  • Traffic management will be in place when required to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles around work areas.
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

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