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Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD

Long-term lane closures (eastbound) – from September 2019

Motorists

Flinders Street will be closed to traffic in both directions between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, from 8pm to 6am from Sunday to Thursday throughout August 2019. A partial footpath closure will also be in place.

From 2 September, both eastbound lanes on Flinders Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Swanston streets for up to three years. The closure will allow us to build an underground connection from Flinders Street Station to the new Town Hall Station.

Changed conditions during August 2019

Map showing what sections of Flinders Street will be closed

Changed conditions from September 2019

Map showing what sections of Flinders Street will be closed

Trams

Trams will continue to run in both directions throughout the works, except for a short period in October 2019 when construction will be temporarily required closer to the tram network.

Pedestrians

The footpath will remain open along Flinders Street past Degraves Street and outside Young & Jackson Hotel.

A new pedestrian crossing will also be established to the west of Degraves Street to enable pedestrians to cross to the south side of Flinders Street and maintain access to the tram stop.

The full footpath on Flinders Street is expected to re-open to pedestrians in late 2020.

A new pedestrian crossing will also be established to the west of Degraves Street to enable pedestrians to cross to the south side of Flinders Street and maintain access to the tram stop.

Long-term lane reduction (westbound) – from October 2018

Flinders Street has been reduced by one lane westbound between Russell and Swanston streets.

Access to businesses and residential buildings will be maintained at all times, and traffic management will be in place to safely guide motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around work areas.

Motorists

The outer westbound lane on Flinders Street is closed adjacent to Federation Square. Drivers continue to have one lane turning left towards St Kilda Road, and one lane through the intersection of Flinders/Swanston streets towards Elizabeth Street.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time if travelling through this stretch of Flinders Street.

Pedestrians

The southern footpath on Flinders Street is closed adjacent to the Federation Square worksite, with the pedestrian detour through Federation Square.

Find out more about construction in the CBD.