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Metro Tunnel

Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD

Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build

Work is continuing safely on the Metro Tunnel Project as part of Victoria's Big Build. The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. COVIDsafe Plans are in place on all project sites across Victoria. Learn more.

Long-term closures – from February 2020

Melbourne CBD

  • Until construction complete: Closed between Swanston and Victoria streets.
  • Franklin Street reduced to one lane-width when approaching Swanston Street from Elizabeth Street.

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


The western section of Franklin Street is open to two-way traffic. When entering from Elizabeth Street, Franklin Street will reduce to a one lane-width road as motorists approach Swanston Street due to the presence of work sites and the Franklin Street West acoustic shed.

The eastern section of Franklin Street between Swanston and Victoria streets is closed until 2024. Motorists can access Franklin Street through Victoria and Swanston streets.

Franklin Street closures

Find out more about construction in the CBD.