Temporary and long-term changes to traffic and pedestrian conditions will be required for the construction of the State Library Station.

State Library precinct access map from June 2021

Temporary works

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 works

La Trobe Street

To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and cyclists during the construction of the new State Library Station, a new 30km/h speed limit applies on La Trobe Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets. The speed limit will be in place for 5 years.

The eastbound lanes on La Trobe Street are reduced to 1 lane between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, with the northern footpath closed for pedestrians.

Map of long term works

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 on the half basketball courts on A'Beckett Street.