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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

Overnight Flinders Street and Collins Street closures

  • The Flinders Street eastbound slow lane will be closed to at the Swanston and Flinders street intersection intermittently in May. Signage will be in place to direct motorists into the outer eastbound lane
  • Flinders Street westbound will be closed between Elizabeth Street and Russell Street from 10pm to 5am on Sunday 19 May and Monday 20 May. Detour via Russell, Collins and Queen streets.
  • Intermittent overnight Flinders Street eastbound lane closures between Elizabeth Street and Russell Street on selected nights in May. Further information will be provided closer to the dates.
  • Intermittent Collins Street westbound closures between Russell and Elizabeth Streets from 10pm to 5am on selected nights in May. Detour via Russell, Little Collins and Elizabeth Street.

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.

More information