Building big this summer

Works will ramp up across the train, road and tram networks over summer.

Victoria’s Big Build is the biggest upgrade to our transport network in history with a record amount of works taking place over summer.

During the quieter months on Victoria’s roads and trains, construction efforts will ramp up on the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel, level crossing removals and upgrades to the roads in the west.

Major works taking place between December 2019 and March 2020:

  • Excavation of the final section of the Metro Tunnel entrance at South Yarra, as crews begin shifting the existing train tracks to make room for the new track to connect the existing Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to the tunnel.
  • Works will progress on the West Gate Tunnel project, as well as reconstructing ramps over the West Gate Freeway to make way for four additional new lanes.
  • Removing the level crossings at Reservoir, Toorak Road, Carrum, Cheltenham, Mentone, Lyndhurst and Pakenham.
  • Intersection and road upgrades in Laverton, Kingsville and Altona.

As we bring the pieces of Victoria’s Big Build together, there will be significant public transport and road disruptions across Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria. There may be travel time delays, so please allow extra time.

View current and upcoming disruptions that may impact your travel on the interactive map.

For changes to public transport and information on other transport network maintenance works happening across Victoria, visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Buses replace trains and trams

LineDatesStops
Cranbourne and
Pakenham lines
2 – 3 January 
4 – 12 January
13 – 30 January
Flinders Street to Caulfield
Flinders Street to Westall
Flinders Street to Caulfield
Frankston Line 6 – 8 December
2 – 3 January
4 – 5 January
6 – 12 January
13 – 30 January
2 – 16 February
Moorabbin to Frankston and Stony Point
Flinders Street to Caulfield
Flinders Street to Mordialloc
Flinders Street to Moorabbin
Flinders Street to Caulfield
Moorabbin to Frankston and Stony Point
Glen Waverley Line 31 January – 2 February Burnley to Darling
Mernda Line 3 – 15 December Thornbury to Mernda
Sandringham Line 2 & 4 January
27 January – 30 January
Flinders Street to Elsternwick (some services)
Flinders Street to Elsternwick (after 9pm)
Upfield Line 7 – 9 February North Melbourne to Upfield
Ballarat Line 7 – 13 December For part or all of the journey
for Ararat, Beaufort and Wendouree 
Gippsland Line 2 – 30 January Bairnsdale/Traralgon to Southern Cross
Tram Route 96 2 – 19 January Buses replace trams between Moor Street and
the East Brunswick terminus

Road works

LocationDatesDisruption
Ballarat Road Bridge 20 – 24 January Eastbound lane closures over
Maribyrnong River
Cardinia Road 21 – 24 February Road closure
Charman Road, Cheltenham2 February – 7 March Charman Road closed between Blagdon Street
and Station Road
Dohertys Road 2 – 22 January Fitzgerald Road intersection closure
Laverton Creek Bridge 22 – 25 January Queens Street bridge closed over Laverton Creek
  31 January – 5 February Queens Street bridge closed over Laverton Creek
Nicholson Street 2 – 19 January Nicholson Street closed between Barkly Street
and Johnston Street
  2 – 6 January Alexandra Parade intersection
closed to east/west traffic at Nicholson Street
Park Road, Cheltenham 18 – 22 January Park Road closed
Plenty Road and
McDonalds Road
6 – 24 January Lane closures and access changes
Toorak Road 10 – 20 December
15 – 28 January
3 – 15 February
Single lane closure in both directions
West Gate Bridge 26 – 31 December Inbound lane closures
West Gate Freeway January and February
(dates TBC)
Western Ring Road inbound and
Geelong Road outbound ramp closures
Millers Road outbound ramp closures

* Weekend and/or night works over this period

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