Road and public transport works continue this spring
We’re continuing works safely on Victoria’s Big Build over spring. For those travelling for essential reasons, make sure you check out our disruptions and allow extra travel time.
Melbourne’s east and south east
Crews are building new rail bridges at Manchester Road in Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway in Lilydale as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project. New stations are also being built at Lilydale and Mooroolbark, with both stations due to open in late October.
Level crossing removal work will also continue on the Pakenham, Frankston and Cranbourne lines.
On the Monash Freeway, asphalting and road resurfacing works will continue, paving the way for a suite of construction to take place over summer. The new Mordialloc Freeway is also on target to open to traffic by the end of year.
Melbourne’s tram network transformation to deliver safer and more comfortable journeys will continue in the east, with the replacement of tram tracks, poles and overhead wiring along High Street in Kew.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade and West Gate Tunnel Project will progress over the next few months. Buses will replace trains on the Sunbury Line and ramp closures will take place on the West Gate Freeway as crews continue work to add extra lanes.
Work to remove the level crossing at Ferguson Street in Williamstown will ramp up, with the rail line being lowered under the road and crews building the new North Williamstown Station.
The Metro Tunnel Project has completed all major tunnelling and work to build the new underground stations continues.
Early works on the state’s biggest ever road project, North East Link, are well underway and include relocating underground services and starting construction on Melbourne’s first dedicated busway, the Bulleen Park & Ride.
The M80 Upgrade continues and is on target to be complete by early 2023. The upgraded M80 will eventually connect to North East Link and a revamped Eastern Freeway.
Crews will continue building new lifts, stairs and ramps to connect to the pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station, as part of the Geelong Line Upgrade.
Work is underway on Stage 2 of the Shepparton Line Upgrade, which is delivering the infrastructure required to enable modern and reliable VLocity trains to travel to and from Shepparton for the first time.
Additional upgrades along the regional network will continue, specifically work along the Echuca and Warrnambool lines as part of the Regional Rail Revival and the Bendigo and Ballarat lines as part of the Metro Tunnel Project and Sunbury Line Upgrade.
Visit our Disruptions page for more detailed information about the planned disruptions over spring.