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Metro Tunnel

Current and planned transport changes

Building the massive 9km twin rail tunnels and five new underground stations will cause some unavoidable transport disruptions.

Visit the Big Build website to view details of transport disruptions from the other major transport projects currently underway.

For journey planning on public transport visit the Public Transport Victoria website. For road travel visit the VicRoads Traffic website.

October 2019

St Kilda Road – tram disruptions

Domain Precinct

  • Trams

Buses will replace all trams between the Shrine of Remembrance and Commercial Road from Monday 14 October to Sunday 27 October.

More information

View details on the Public Transport Victoria website

October 2019

St Kilda Road – Right Hand Turn Ban

Domain Precinct

  • Motorists

The right hand turns from St Kilda Road into Leopold Street, Arthur Street, Slater Street and Armadale Street will not be available from Sunday 13 October to Sunday 27 October.

More information

From September 2019

Flinders Street – long-term lane closures

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians

Flinders Street closed eastbound between Swanston and Elizabeth streets for up to three years.

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August 2019

Flinders Street – overnight closures

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians

Flinders Street closed in both directions between Swanston and Elizabeth streets from 8pm to 6am from Sunday to Thursday.

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From May 2019

La Trobe Street – lane closures

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians

Staged eastbound lane closures on La Trobe Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets. Detours in place for motorists and cyclists.

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Until late 2019

Franklin Street – lane closures

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists

Between Swanston and Stewart streets, eastbound lane closed 7am-3pm Monday to Saturday until late August 2019, and westbound lane closed until late 2019.

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From February 2019

Stewart Street – one-way southbound

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists

Stewart Street has been reconfigured to one-way southbound.

From 2018

Grattan Street – long-term closure

Parkville

  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists

Closed to road users between Royal Parade/Elizabeth Street and Leicester Street.

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From October 2018

Flinders Street – long-term lane reduction

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians

Flinders Street reduced by one lane westbound between Russell and Swanston streets. Footpath closure and pedestrian detour in place at Federation Square.

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From 2018

Barry Street – long-term closure

Parkville

  • Motorists
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians

Closed to road users between Pelham Street and Grattan Street.

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From January 2017

A'Beckett Street – long-term closure

Melbourne CBD

  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians

Closed to road users between Swanston and Stewart streets. Pedestrian access maintained.

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From 2018

St Kilda Road – long-term lane reduction

Domain Precinct

  • Motorists

St Kilda Road has been reduced to one traffic lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road west.

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From 2018

Domain Road – long-term closure

Domain Precinct

  • Motorists

Closed between St Kilda road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval.

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Until 2025

Childers Street – long-term closure

Kensington

  • Motorists
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians

Closed to motorists, with access restricted to residents of Childers and Tennyson streets, construction vehicles, and over-height vehicles for the Lloyd Street Business Estate.

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From October 2018

Lovers Walk – long-term closure

South Yarra

  • Pedestrians

Lovers Walk is closed during construction. Pedestrians can detour via Toorak Road or Chapel Street.

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From October 2018

William Street Bridge – long-term closure

South Yarra

  • Motorists
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians

William Street Bridge has been demolished. The bridge will be re-built over the widened rail corridor and re-opened when construction at the Eastern Portal is complete.

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