April disruptions transcript

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As the April construction blitz gets underway, here's what you need to know this weekend to get around town to all the sporting events or the Comedy Festival.

Level crossing removal works at Reservoir will see buses replace trains on parts of the Mernda line. 

From Saturday, construction on the Metro Tunnel will ramp up, so buses will replace trains from Flinders Street to Caulfield on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines, while buses will also replace trains between Frankston and Stony Point. 

The free tram zone has been extended to the MCG, with extra trams on hand to take passengers to the MCG and Marvel Stadium.

Trains on the Sandringham line will be back for the AFL games on Saturday with overnight works to finish before lunch.

On the regional network, we're doing major track and signal upgrades, with coaches replacing train services on the Gippsland and Warrnambool lines. 

On the roads, expect delays as we close High Street, Reservoir to remove the level crossing. 

Try Plenty Road or Sydney Road to avoid that closure. 

And with the trains not running on many lines, expect more traffic on the roads, particularly for the Monash Freeway, Princes Highway and Dandenong Road and the Nepean Highway. 

Rest assured VicRoads signal engineers will be working as hard as they can to provide you as much green time as possible.

Don't forget to plan ahead to avoid these long delays. 

Thanks for your patience while we get on with his important work. 

For your Plan B, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.