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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.

Additional closures

Additional works will be carried out at night and in stages over the next few weeks, each with different traffic impacts.

Wednesday 10 October for up to three weeks

  • Two westbound lanes will be closed on Flinders Street between Russell Street and Swanston Street.
  • Traffic can still travel along Flinders Street and turn left into Swanston Street.

Map showing closures on Flinders Street

From Wednesday 31 October for up to one week

  • Two westbound lanes will be closed on Flinders Street between Russell Street and Swanston Street.
  • The left turn into Swanston Street will be closed.


31 October works for up to one week

From November for up to two nights

  • To facilitate tram relocation works, Flinders Street westbound between Russell Street and Swanston Street will be closed.
  • The detour route is via Russell, Collins, Queens, Flinders streets, and King Ways to St Kilda Road.
  • A single lane closure on Flinders Street eastbound adjacent to Young and Jackson will also be in place.
  • One Swanston Street northbound lane adjacent to Flinders Street Station will also be closed.


November works for up to two nights

Flinders Lane

Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October

  • Closures will occur from 5.30am to 7am between Swanston Street and Cocker Alley.

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