On Friday 16 March, as part of the State Governments $30 billion transport infrastructure program, a six-week road and rail construction blitz will begin.
The works and associated disruptions will affect transport to and from major events in March and April, including the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, AFLW finals and the start of the 2018 AFL season.
Commuters and travellers all over Melbourne are urged to plan ahead, allow more time for their journey, and consider alternative routes. To avoid having your normal daily routine disrupted, be aware of areas where these works will be carried out.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan assures travellers that they can still get where they need to go on trains, trams and buses during the construction period.
There will also be ongoing traffic management and lane closures for upgrades on the West Gate Freeway, Hoddle Street and Monash Freeway.
During the school holidays, beginning with the Easter weekend on 30 March, buses will replace trams along much of St Kilda Road, as part of Metro Tunnel works to build the new Anzac Station under the road.
Buses will replace trains between Oakleigh and Dandenong from Friday 30 March to Tuesday 2 April, then between Caulfield and Westall from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 15 April.
From 30 March to 15 April, two level crossings in Clayton, on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line, will be removed. The suburb’s new station will be open to passengers, with trains travelling on the next 1.4-kilometre section of the new elevated rail line.
The Hurstbridge line, sections of Grange and Lower Plenty Roads, and the Chandler Highway Bridge at Kew will also be closed at times.
For more information, and to plan your journey, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.