Traffic and tram disruptions for High Street, Kew

Sections of High Street, Kew will close from 10pm on Friday, 17 September until Saturday, 2 October, as the popular tram corridor undergoes a $5.2 million upgrade, that will deliver safer and more reliable journeys for passengers.

These works include replacing large sections of the tram tracks, as well as replacing and refurbishing overhead power infrastructure.
Road closures and detours 
High Street, Kew closes in three sections between Barkers Road and Burke Road during the works:

  • There will be a full road closure of High Street between Burke Road and Harp Road from 10pm on Friday, 17 September to 5am on Saturday, 2 October, with detours via Burke Road and Harp Road.
  • The Kew Junction will be closed to traffic in all directions from 10pm on Friday, 17 September until 5am on Wednesday, 22 September. This closure will affect through traffic on Studley Park Road, Denmark Street, Princess Street and High Street. Alternative routes include Burke Road, Victoria Street and Barkers Road, Glenferrie Road, Earl Street and Cotham Road.
  • The stretch of High Street between Barkers Road and O'Shaughnessy Street closes from 10pm on Friday, 17 September to 5am Saturday, 25 September. Motorists should use the local detour via Denmark Street and Stevenson Street.

No vehicle access, other than emergency services, will be permitted during this time.

Signed detours will be in place around the works zones.

Visit the VicRoads website for further information.

Tram services 
Between 5am on Saturday, 18 September and 5am on Saturday, 2 October, Routes 48 and 109 will run shortened services, with replacement buses running along Kew High Street between Barkers Road and Kew Junction.

Route 48 trams will run a shortened service between Victoria Harbour Docklands and Stop 23 (Hawthorn Bridge).

  • Buses will replace Route 48 trams between Stop 22 (Yarra Boulevard) and North Balwyn, diverting around the work zones.
  • Route 109 trams will run a shortened service between Port Melbourne and Stop 27 (Findon Crescent).
  • Buses will replace Route 109 trams between Stop 27 (Findon Crescent) and Box Hill, diverting around the work zone.

Temporary bus stops will be located near existing tram stops where possible. Follow signage and advice from our customer service team

Bus routes 200 and 207 will continue to operate thoughout the closures.
Tram passengers and people travelling in cars should allow extra time when planning their journeys.

Visit the PTV website for further information.