Autumn construction blitz 2018

Autumn construction blitz

From Friday 16 March to Sunday 29 April, the autumn construction blitz will deliver major improvements to road and rail infrastructure in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

You'll still be able to travel to public transport to major events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the opening rounds of the AFL, A-League and NRL competitions.

To find out how your journey may change, check the map and affected lines and routes below.

Download the autumn construction blitz map (PDF)781kB

All information in the map can be found on this page and on the Live travel updates page.

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates.

You can find information about road closures and diversions at the VicRoads website.

For more information on major transport infrastructure projects, visit Victoria's Big Build website.

logotrain.gif Metropolitan train

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Westall stations each night from 8.30pm (Completed)
 Sunday 18 March Thursday 22 March
Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations (Completed)
8pm Friday 23 March Sunday 25 March
Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Westall stations each night from 8.30pm (Completed) Monday 26 March Thursday 29 March
Buses replace trains between Oakleigh and Dandenong stations (Completed) Friday 30 March Monday 2 April
Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Westall stations (Completed) Tuesday 3 April Sunday 15 April

Frankston and Stony Point lines

Frankston and Stony Point lines

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Frankston and Stony Point lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Stony Point stations (Completed)
Friday 6 April Sunday 8 April

Hurstbridge line

Hurstbridge line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Hurstbridge line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod stations Friday 16 March Sunday 29 April
Buses replace trains between Macleod and Greensborough stations (Completed)
Thursday 29 March Monday 2 April

Sunbury line

Sunbury line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Sunbury line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace trains between Sunshine and Sunbury stations (Completed) Friday 30 March Sunday 1 April
Buses replace trains between Watergardens and Sunbury stations (Completed) Sunday 15 April Sunday 15 April

 Metropolitan tram

Route 58 and St Kilda Road trams

Route 58 and St Kilda Road trams

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Route 58 trams
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace trams between Toorak Road West and Park Street (Completed) Sunday 1 April after 8pm Tuesday 17 April

 

St Kilda Road trams
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses replace Route 3, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 trams between Toorak Road and Stop 14 - Arts Centre (Completed) Sunday 1 April after 8pm Sunday 1 April
Buses replace Route 3, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 between St Kilda Junction/High Street/Commercial Road and Stop 14 - Arts Centre (Completed) Thursday 5 April after 9.30pm Thursday 5 April
Buses replace Route 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 trams between High Street and Stop 19 - Shrine of Remembrance (Completed) Friday 6 April  Tuesday 17 April

 Regional train

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Bairnsdale/Traralgon stations (Completed) Friday 30 March Sunday 15 April

Bendigo line

Bendigo line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Bendigo line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne/Bendigo stations (Completed) Friday 30 March Sunday 1 April

Road closures

Road closures

Visit the VicRoads website for more information on road closures and road works.

Bus routes travelling on or near these road and lane closures may be impacted by alterations and delays. To check if your bus route is affected, see our Live travel updates page.

Major road closures
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
 Hoddle Street (lane closures between Eastern Freeway and Vere Street) Monday 15 January   mid 2018
St Kilda Road reduced to one traffic lane in both directions  (between Kings Way and Dorcas Street)  Wednesday 14 February Approx. 2022
West Gate Freeway works (traffic management between Williamstown Road and Wembley Avenue) Sunday 18 February Thursday 31 May
Grattan Street (closed in both directions for around 300 metres from Royal Parade to Leicester Street) Monday 19 February Approx. 2023
Lower Plenty Road (full road closure between Ellesmere Parade and Turnham Avenue) Friday 30 March Sunday 15 April
Spencer Street (full southbound lane closure between Flinders Street and Collins Street) Tuesday 3 April Saturday 15 April

For detailed planned and unplanned public transport disruption information, see Live travel updates.