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Traffic changes around Domain

During the St Kilda Road realignment there will be temporary changes to pedestrian, cyclist and public transport user routes. Click here for more information and for an overview of the specific works visit the works notification page.

Changes have been made in preparation for major construction of the Metro Tunnel and new Anzac Station.

Significant changes to pedestrian, cyclist, public transport and vehicle movements have been made and will remain in the area for several years.

Traffic changes during the St Kilda Road realignment

Buses replacing trams

13 October to 27 October 2019

Tram replacement buses will be in operation on St Kilda Road between Stop 19 – Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 25 – Commercial Road from 8.30pm Sunday 13 October to Sunday 27 October.

  • Buses will replace routes 3, 3a, 5, 16, 64 and 67 (Route 67A) between Stop 19 – Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 25 – Commercial Road
  • Buses will replace Route 6 between Stop 19 – Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 53 – Malvern Road
  • Buses will replace Route 58 between Stop 119 – Wells Street and Stop 123 – Fawkner Park
  • Buses will replace Route 72 between Stop 19 – Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 26 – Alfred Hospital.

St Kilda Rd Blitz

Leopold Street, Arthur Street, Slater Street and Armadale Street

13 October to 27 October 2019

Southbound traffic
  • The right hand turns from St Kilda Road into Leopold and Arthur Streets respectively, will not be available during this time
  • Vehicles wishing to turn right from St Kilda Road into Leopold Street or Arthur Street, will need to turn left instead and perform a U-turn where permitted
  • Drivers may wish to use Queens Road southbound as an alternative to St Kilda Road.
Northbound traffic
  • The right hand turns from St Kilda Road into Slater and Armadale Streets respectively, will not be available during this time
  • Vehicles wishing to turn right from St Kilda Road into Slater and Armadale Streets will need to turn left instead and perform a U-turn where permitted.

For more information, please see the Turn Ban notification (PDF, 455.9 KB).

No Right Turn Ban Map

Albert Road North

From Now Until 27 October

The October construction notice advised that Albert Road North would be fully closed at the St Kilda Road intersection. This arrangement has been changed to allow for the exit onto St Kilda Road to remain open for the majority of the St Kilda Road realignment works.

What to be aware of
  • Exit from the Domain Hill driveway will be via a left turn onto Albert Road North and onto St Kilda Road
  • Entry to the Domain Hill driveway will be via Kings Way into Albert Road North
  • There will be times overnight between 13 to 27 October where Albert Road North will be fully closed to facilitate some works such as barrier moving and line marking
  • During any full closures Domain Hill driveway will exit via Kings Way with traffic controllers in place to assist.

When

  • Access from St Kilda Road into Albert Road North closed now until 7am Sunday 27 October (Access from Albert Road North to St Kilda Road remains open)
  • Albert Road North fully open Sunday 27 October.

For more information, please see the Albert Road North works update (PDF, 375.0 KB).

Albert Rd North

Hallmark Access Changes

13 October to 27 October 2019

To enable the works on St Kilda Road to be carried out safely there will be a number of traffic changes in the precinct that will impact access to the Hallmark carpark entry.

Changes to access:

  • The October Construction notification advised that Albert Road North would be closed at St Kilda Road. Please note that Albert Road North will now remain open to traffic exiting onto St Kilda Road
  • Park Street access to St Kilda Road will be closed at Wells Street with traffic diverted along Wells Street
  • Access beyond this diversion will only be available to local traffic, including residents of the Hallmark
  • The left turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street will remain open
  • The right turn from Park Street into the Hallmark driveway will be temporarily opened while trams are not operating.

For more information, please see the Hallmark access changes notification (PDF, 457.7 KB).

Hallmark Access Changes

Cycling Lane Changes

13 October to 27 October 2019

There will be some temporary changes to the cycle lanes during the 24/7 works which include:

Southbound

Tram replacement buses will take up the outer lanes of St Kilda Road between Coventry Street and Dorcas Street. Cyclists will have the option to stay on the single lane of traffic along St Kilda Road with no bike lane. The current bike lane will be occupied by a replacement bus parking area. Speed limits in this section will be reduced to 30km/h and the road will be marked. Alternatively, cyclists can use the shared user path that runs adjacent to the Shrine grounds.

Northbound

The section of the cycle lane on St Kilda road adjacent to Albert Reserve will be occupied during construction, cyclists will have the option to stay in the single lane of traffic through this section. Speed limits in this section will be reduced to 30km/h and the road will be marked accordingly. Alternatively, cyclists can detour down Albert Road South, dismount and walk the bike 40m through Albert Reserve, and resume cycling on St Kilda Road via Albert Road North.

For more information, please see the October works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Cyclist route Blitz

Dorcas Street

13 October to 27 October 2019

No right turn from St Kilda Road into Dorcas Street (as per April 2018 occupation).

For more information, please see the October works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Ongoing works

St Kilda Road

  • Reduced to one lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West.

  • No access to Domain Road from St Kilda Road.

  • No access to Bowen Lane from St Kilda Road.

Public transport

  • The former Domain Interchange is now closed and the replacement stop north of Park Street is active.
  • The former Bowen Crescent tram stop has been removed.
  • A new stop on Park Street replaces the stop previously located at the intersection of Kings Way and Park Street.

St Kilda Road changes

Major works completed in April 2018

Works to realign the traffic, tram and bicycle lanes took place on St Kilda Road in April 2018.

These changes were required to establish our St Kilda Road work site and to divert trams and other traffic around the Anzac Station construction site.