Work is underway in the CBD to build State Library Station.

This page outlines a snapshot of works happening in the area, details of impacts and working hours, and downloads of notifications sent to nearby residents and businesses. Sign up for enews to receive notifications to your inbox.

For works around the southern end of Swanston Street, see the current works at Town Hall Station page.

Construction snapshot for April 2024

Construction works within the State Library Station precinct during April 2024 include:

  • main station entrance construction and build-out works
  • construction and fit-out of the underground passenger connection to Melbourne Central Station
  • station passenger area and operational rooms construction and fit-out
  • reinstatement of community space
  • train testing through the tunnel
  • Franklin Street East shed removal works.

For more information on these works, see the April 2024 State Library construction update (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Traffic and transport impacts

  • The La Trobe Street eastbound lane (PDF, 542.8 KB) between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, is closed up until September 2024. Vehicle detours via Lonsdale or Victoria streets, cyclist detour via Little Lonsdale Street.
  • The La Trobe Street northern footpath, directly adjacent to the work site, is also closed to pedestrians. Detour in place via Baskerville Lane.
  • Little La Trobe Street (PDF, 238.3 KB), between Swanston Street and Baskerville Lane, is closed to motorists and cyclists. Entry is via Elizabeth Street with a 2-way traffic flow arrangement up to Baskerville Lane. Pedestrian access is maintained.
  • The eastern entrance to Literature Lane is closed to traffic. Access to Literature Lane will be via the western entrance off Little La Trobe Street.
  • A'Beckett Street is closed between Swanston and Stewart streets and gantry walkways have been installed on both sides of A'Beckett Street.
  • A designated pedestrian access path has been installed around the laydown and storage area near the basketball courts on A'Beckett Street.
  • The entire length of Stewart Street is now 1 way in a southbound direction.
  • Franklin Street, east of Swanston Street and up to Victoria Street, is closed to traffic.
  • The Franklin Street westbound lane between Swanston Street and Stewart Street (PDF, 238.9 KB) is closed until mid-2024.
  • The Franklin Street southern and northern footpaths will be closed at times between Swanston Street and Victoria Street
  • There will be intermittent partial footpath and overnight lane closures on Victoria, Franklin, Swanston, A’Beckett, Therry and Queensberry streets to allow for groundwater monitoring. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work areas.

The map below shows the location of work sites and traffic and transport changes during construction.

A map showing detours around the State Library precinct.

The map below shows detour routes for the La Trobe Street eastbound closure.

A map showing detours around La Trobe Street in the State Library precinct.

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