Intermittent and long-term changes to traffic and pedestrian conditions are required while we build State Library Station.

A map showing the eastbound lane of La Trobe Street closed between Swanston and Elizabeth streets

Intermittent changes

Victoria, Franklin, Swanston, A’Beckett, Therry and Queensbury streets

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.

Long-term changes

La Trobe Street

To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and cyclists during the construction of the new State Library Station, a 30km/h speed limit applies on La Trobe Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets.

The northern footpath, directly adjacent to the work site, is also closed to pedestrians.

As of September 2023 for up to 12 months, the eastbound lanes on La Trobe Street, between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, are closed to through traffic for both motorists and cyclists.

Please see the following detour routes:

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

Literature Lane

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.

Stewart Street

The entire length of Stewart Street in a southbound direction is now one way.

A'Beckett 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.

Franklin Street

Franklin Street, east of Swanston Street and up to Victoria Street, is closed to traffic.

Franklin Street, west of Swanston Street, is reduced to single lanes in both directions.