Major Autumn Transport Works

24 February, 2020 

Victoria’s transport infrastructure program will continue over autumn, with the next phase of work concentrating on level crossing removals, major road works and maintenance.


The dangerous and congested level crossing at Toorak Road will be completed six months ahead of schedule, after nine days of intensive construction over the April school holidays.

Major works will continue in Cheltenham and Mentone. Buses will be replacing trains from March 20 to 27 in preparation for the two-month construction blitz starting May 23. This will see three level crossings removed and two new stations built.

A three-month construction blitz on the Upfield line will begin July 20 to elevate tracks, build two new stations and remove four level crossings.

Ongoing excavation to build an underground connection between Flinders Street Station and the new Town Hall Station will impact trams on Flinders Street in March.

Works will also continue throughout Autumn on big road projects across Melbourne. There will be closures on West Gate Freeway ramps over the school holidays to carry out West Gate Tunnel works, as well as overnight closures of the West Gate Freeway to prepare for widening works.

Major work will start on Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway upgrade, which will deliver 36 kilometres of new lanes and cut nine minutes off the trip between Pakenham and Malvern in morning peak hours. These works will result in overnight lane and ramp closures and speed reductions.

There will also be intensive work on the Western Roads Upgrade that will improve roads in Werribee and Laverton, and early works will begin on the Mordialloc Freeway upgrade with road closures along Old Dandenong Road and Lower Dandenong Road.

Essential maintenance will be carried out across all modes of Victoria’s public transport network in April.

For more information about the massive program of work on Victoria’s transport network and the associated disruptions, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au. Plan ahead by visiting ptv.vic.gov.au or vicroads.vic.gov.au