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Public transport and roads disruptions around closed worksites

22 Sep 2021

UPDATE Monday 4 October: Work will resume on important road and public transport infrastructure projects across the state from 11.59pm on Monday 4 October under strict new CovidSAFE measures, in compliance with construction industry specific public health orders.

In line with the construction sector shutdown, works on all transport projects in metropolitan Melbourne, City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire will cease for the next two weeks.

Despite these works no longer going ahead, road and public transport projects may still cause some disruption for motorists and passengers.

Road projects will have active traffic management in place for the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Public transport will continue to run replacement services through areas of the network where it’s not possible to run services due to closed construction sites.

In addition, while the shutdown is in place, a small number of workers may be on site to perform some limited, critical maintenance works to ensure safety for workers and the travelling public.

The Department of Transport urges everyone travelling for one of the six permitted reasons to plan ahead and allow extra time.

Summary of major disruptions on public transport


Travel advice

Buses replace trams on Route 48 between Stop 22 Yarra Boulevard and Balwyn North.

Allow extra travel time.

Buses replace trams on Route 109 between Stop 29 High Street/Barkers Road Kew and Box Hill.

Allow extra travel time.

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Frankston and Stony Point Lines between Mordialloc and Frankston, Stony Point.

Allow extra travel time.

A free community shuttle bus is running in a loop every five to 10 minutes between Mordialloc and Carrum.

Buses replace trains on the Lilydale Line between Ringwood and Lilydale.

Lilydale station is also closed to passengers.

Buses will transport passengers from Lilydale to Ringwood.

Allow extra travel time.

Coaches are replacing Echuca Line trains between Echuca and Bendigo.

Allow extra travel time.

Buses are replacing trains on the Williamstown Line for all stations between Newport and Williamstown. .

Allow extra travel time.

Summary of major disruptions on roads


Travel advice

High Street, Kew between Harp Junction and Burke Road is closed.

Detour via Burke Road and Harp Road.

Kew Junction is closed.

This closure will affect through traffic on Studley Park Road, Denmark Street, Princess Street and High Street.

Alternatives routes include Burke Road, Victoria Street and Barkers Road, Glenferrie Road, Earl Street and Cotham Road.

High Street Kew is closed between

Barkers Road and O’Shaughnessy Street.

Detour via Denmark Street and Stevenson Street.

On the Williamstown Road outbound exit ramp from the West Gate Freeway, the left-turn lane onto Melbourne Road is closed.

The two right-turn lanes onto Williamstown Road will be open during this period.

Stay on the West Gate Freeway, exit at Millers Road and use Blackshaws Road to return to Williamstown Road.

Grieve Parade inbound entry ramp to the West Gate Freeway is closed.

A Grieve Parade southbound lane from Buchanan Road to the West Gate Freeway is also closed.

Northbound detour via Grieve Parade, Geelong Road, Millers Road and onto the West Gate Freeway.

Southbound detour via Grieve Parade, Blackshaws Road, Millers Road and onto the West Gate Freeway.

Princes Freeway inbound exit ramp to Geelong Road is closed.

Detour via M80 Ring Road (Greensborough-bound), Boundary Road and Little Boundary Road.

Or detour via West Gate Freeway and Millers Road.

The intersection of Gaffney and Sussex Streets, Coburg North is closed.

Allow extra travel time.

Detour via Bell and Boundary Roads.

There are 24-hour ane closures in both directions on Williamsons Road, Templestowe near Foote Street.

Allow extra time.

Lane closures will be in place at times on Fitzsimons Lane and Main Road, Eltham, Leane Drive and Main Road, Eltham, and Porter Street junction, Templestowe.

Allow extra travel time.

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale is closed in both directions near Lilydale Station.

The John Street rail bridge is also closed.

Use Cave Hill and Beresford roads, Gardiner and Anderson streets as a local detour.

Through traffic and heavy vehicles can take Swansea Road and Mt Dandenong Road.

Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark is closed east-bound between Manchester Road and George Street.

Manchester Road traffic can access Brice Avenue via Charles and Bathurst streets.

Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane on the Princes Highway between Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing and Princes Freeway.

Allow extra travel time.

Traffic is reduced to one lane each way on Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing between Heaths Road and Nevada Court.

Allow extra travel time.

Railway Parade, Dandenong, is closed in both directions between Bennett Street and Carson Street.

Allow extra travel time

There are lane closures and reduced speeds on Greensborough Road between Watsonia Road and Lower Plenty Road on Tuesday 21 September from 6.30pm to 9am

Allow extra travel time.

Level crossings are closed at Edithvale Road, Edithvale; Chelsea Road, Chelsea; Argyle Avenue, Chelsea and Bondi Road, Bonbeach for level crossing removal works.

Use east-west road connections at Aspendale Station; Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale; Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea and McLeod Road, Carrum.

The Department of Transport thanks passengers and motorists for their patience.

Real-time traffic conditions are available at or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available on our disruptions page or in the PTV mobile app.