Road and public transport works between March and May
As Victoria’s Big Build ramps up over the next few months, make sure you check out our scheduled disruptions and allow extra travel time.
The first of 3 mini-tunnel boring machines will arrive on site to begin tunnelling for the state’s largest ever road project, North East Link. They will tunnel up to 6 storeys underground to help move the 1.8km Yarra East Main Sewer.
Crews will work to remove 4 sets of boom gates on the Mernda Line, with level crossings to go at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road.
The Metro Tunnel Project is set for several breakthroughs during autumn, with the main tunnelling works focused on the heart of the CBD. Tunnel boring machines are tunnelling from State Library Station to Town Hall Station and from Anzac Station towards Town Hall Station.
Melbourne’s east and south east
As part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, construction will take place to remove the last 4 level crossings along the line as well as build a brand new Merinda Park Station. Level crossing removal work will also continue on the Pakenham and Lilydale lines.
The second stage of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway Upgrade will progress, with the installation of beams to widen the freeway overpass and nightly asphalting to take place.
Melbourne’s west and north west
The level crossing at Cherry Street, Werribee, will be removed by Easter and works to remove more boom gates on the Craigieburn Line will continue.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade and West Gate Tunnel Project will progress over the next few months. Works to deliver new lanes on the West Gate Freeway and build an elevated road in Footscray will continue.
Additional upgrades along the regional network will begin, specifically work along the Seymour, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Gippsland lines as part of the Regional Rail Revival Project.
Visit our Disruptions page for more detailed information about the planned disruptions over autumn.