Transport Projects Will Affect Holiday Traffic

17:26' 14-09-2017
The Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, has warned that drivers and public transport passengers should plan ahead for these school holidays, with traffic likely to be affected by work on major transport projects across Victoria.


    The government will use the quieter school holiday period for another construction blitz throughout the metropolitan area. Some regional services will also be affected.

    As part of the Metro Tunnel works, St Kilda Road will be reduced to one lane city bound from 25 September to 14 October, to continue service relocation and early works for the new underground station at Domain.

    Metro Tunnel works at Parkville mean Royal Parade will be reduced to one lane citybound from 2 October until mid-November, with weekend closures of Grattan Street, east of Royal Parade, during the next two months.

    Shoppers at the popular Direct Factory Outlet in Essendon will need to allow extra travel time, with the Bulla Road Bridge closed from 2-20 October. Drivers who routinely use the bridge should plan to seek alternative routes where possible.

    There is also significant work planned across the rail network, with overnight and weekend works on the South Morang, Werribee, Williamstown, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. Critical upgrades to signalling, station platforms, power and overhead structures will see buses replace trains on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line in the last week of September.

    Buses will also replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod as work continues to duplicate the line from 6-15 October.

    “The spring holidays are a busy time for Victorians with so many fantastic events around the state,” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan. “But it’s also a busy time for our road workers and we’re asking people to be patient while we get this important work done.”

    For a full list of works and closures to help plan your journey, visit and 

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