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Work on major transport infrastructure projects may affect the way you travel into and around Melbourne this December and January.

Find out about the major planned disruptions coming up near you.

Melbourne’s CBD

From 9pm, Monday 2 January to last train, Sunday 15 January, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament stations will be closed. Trains will run between Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross Station.

The closure will mean crews in the City Loop can work around the clock to upgrade smoke detection, smoke extraction, and sprinkler systems.

Melbourne’s west

The Department of Transport is conducting annual maintenance works on the West Gate Bridge from Monday 26 December to Wednesday 4 January. Four outbound lanes will be closed, with only 1 outbound lane open to traffic.

As the tunnel boring machines building the West Gate Tunnel surge past the halfway mark, Dynon Road will be closed from Dryburgh Street to the inbound CityLink exit ramp until Wednesday 21 December.

Significant delays are expected across Melbourne, including on the West Gate Freeway between the city and the West Gate Bridge, as well as the Domain Tunnel.

Melbourne’s north and east

Buses replace trains on parts of the Hurstbridge and Alamein lines from Monday 2 January to Sunday 15 January.

Upgrade works will mean lane closures on and around Craigieburn Road.

Melbourne’s south east

The Metro Tunnel team are continuing to prepare for opening in 2025, with works at Caulfield Station. To allow the works to proceed safely, buses will replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, and Stony Point lines from Wednesday 4 January to Friday 27 January.

Major road upgrades will cause lane closures on and around Hall Road and Narre-Warren–Cranbourne Road.

The Monash Freeway will be closed in both directions at Warrigal Road for overnight works from Monday 9 January to Thursday 12 January, 8pm to 5am each night.

The Princes Freeway will close overnight between the Princes Highway and Beaconsfield Interchange from Monday 9 January to Tuesday 24 January.

Regional Victoria

Regional Rail Revival and Metro Tunnel works on the Gippsland Line continue, with coaches replacing trains from Wednesday 4 January to Tuesday 31 January.

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