Ban on Flinders Street left turn
Motorists will not be able to turn left from St Kilda Road into Flinders Street from 1am 3 June as construction of the new Town Hall station ramps up.
The left-turn ban has been implemented to allow more large trucks into the works area, however motorists coming from the Russell Street direction will continue to be able to travel westbound on Flinders Street.
Motorists are advised to use Kings Way and Southbank Boulevard or turn right from St Kilda Road into Flinders Street and detour via Russell and Collins streets as alternatives.
The Flinders Street pedestrian crossing between St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square has closed, however an alternative signalised crossing has opened near Hosier Lane.
The traffic changes will be in place for up to 20 months and will improve safety at one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and tram users as more large trucks enter and exit the Federation Square acoustic shed.
Signage will be in place to help drivers navigate the change. Traffic engineers will monitor the traffic and will tweak any signals as needed to help keep motorists moving.
The new Metro Tunnel station will be located under Swanston Street, between Flinders and Collins streets. These works will deliver an underground walkway, connecting Town Hall and Flinders Street stations, before the opening of the tunnel in 2025.
The Metro Tunnel will create capacity on the network to enable more than a half a million additional passengers per week across Melbourne’s train network.
The Department of Transport thanks motorists for their patience while these important works take place.
For more information, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.