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Construction of the Anzac Station tram stop, part of the Metro Tunnel Project, will continue next month with traffic lane closures required on St Kilda Road from late November.

To realign the existing tram tracks to join with the new tram stop at Anzac Station, St Kilda Road northbound will be closed and buses will replace 9 St Kilda Road tram routes between the Arts Precinct and Commercial Road from Sunday 27 November to Saturday 17 December.

Tram routes 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67 and 72 will be impacted during the works, which will also close northbound St Kilda Road traffic lanes between Park Street and Toorak Road. Traffic will be diverted to Kings Way at Toorak Road West. Delays of up to 20 minutes are expected for motorists.

Local traffic will be able to access all side streets and driveways, but cyclists and pedestrians will be unable to cross St Kilda Road between Dorcas St and Toorak Road. As part of the works, the right turn lane from Park Street onto St Kilda Road southbound is closed until October 2023.

Sections of the outer traffic lanes on St Kilda Road will also be closed in both directions until mid-2023 as work continues to build separated bike lanes.

As tunnelling on the West Gate Tunnel passes halfway below ground, important works to build new connections between the tunnel and roads above ground will take place on the Dynon Road bridge for 4 weeks from late November.

Dynon Road will be closed in both directions from Dryburgh Street to the inbound exit ramp from CityLink, with motorists warned of delays of up to 12 minutes.

These works will also impact the rail lines that run under the Dynon Road bridge, with buses replacing trains on parts of the Upfield and Craigieburn lines for 17 days.

By closing the road and the rail line, crews will have a safe space to work around the clock on bridge widening and barriers to make room for a new elevated road to connect the tunnel to CityLink.

Buses will also replace trains on sections of the Frankston line for 6 days from Tuesday 6 December during works to remove 2 level crossings in Glen Huntly. While express trains along the Frankston Line will be replaced with trains stopping at all stations from Monday 12 December until mid-2023.

On the roads, new bridge works will be complete in December as part of the Pound Road Upgrade following lane closures on the South Gippsland Highway this month.

Whether they are driving, using public transport or cycling, Victorians are asked to allow extra time and plan their journey by checking the PTV or VicTraffic apps before they travel.

The Department of Transport has a skilled team of traffic experts who will be working to keep traffic moving and minimise disruptions.

For more information about planned disruptions over coming months visit the Victoria's Big Build disruption map.

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