What we’re doing and when

We’re building the project in stages to minimise impacts on all road users, businesses and the local community.

Stage 1

We’re continuing works on Stage 1 between Linlithgow Avenue and Dorcas Street.

From early November, we’ll set up work areas on the west side of St Kilda Road between Southbank Boulevard and Wadey Street, and on the east side of St Kilda Road between Government House Drive and Dorcas Street.

Works in these sections will include:

  • installing safety fencing, barriers, bollards and site offices
  • removing the old road surface, installing kerb separators and laying new asphalt
  • installing new line marking and surface treatments.

Stage 2

Works are starting on Stage 2 between Toorak Road and Union Street in early November 2022 and are expected to be complete by mid-2023.

During this time we’ll:

  • set up our work areas, which will involve installation of safety fencing, barriers, bollards and site offices
  • remove the old road surface, install kerb separators and lay new asphalt
  • install new line marking and surface treatments.

All works will take place between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm, Saturdays.

What to expect

Traffic changes

Stage 1

So we can complete these works safely, we’ll temporarily close sections of the outer traffic lanes in each direction on St Kilda Road. We’ll also temporarily close Anzac Avenue in both directions, and the westbound lane of Government House Drive between St Kilda Road and Linlithgow Avenue.

Grant Street will be closed at St Kilda Road throughout November. Detours will be in place via Wadey and Wells streets.

There will be temporary bike lanes, reduced speed limits, reduced parking and restricted access to loading zones while these works take place.

Stage 1 Traffic Changes Map

Download a printable version of the map (PDF, 227.7 KB).

Stage 2

So we can safely build the new bike lanes, we’ll temporarily close sections of the outer traffic lanes in each direction on St Kilda Road between Toorak Road and Union Street. There’ll be changed traffic conditions, road closures, temporary bike lanes, reduced speed limits, reduced parking and restricted access to some loading zones while these works take place.

SKBL Stage 2 Detour Map

Download a printable version of the map (PDF, 164.4 KB).

Changes to parking and loading zones on St Kilda Road

To ensure that we improve the safety of all road users on St Kilda Road, we’ll need to remove a limited number of car parking spaces along some sections of the road.

The project has been designed to minimise the amount of parking loss required, however some parking bays need to be removed to provide a safe line of sight for cyclists, and to ensure vehicles entering or exiting St Kilda Road can do so safely.

In the Anzac Station precinct, a row of new permanent car parks will be created along the concrete separators on each side of St Kilda Road.

Some loading zones will be temporarily unavailable while we’re working. Once the project is complete, some loading zones locations will change slightly due to the installation of the new lane separators.

Construction impacts

Our construction activities may generate low levels of noise, dust and vibration at times. We’ll be monitoring these impacts to ensure they’re kept to a minimum. Please phone us on 1800 105 105 and select option 5 if you have any questions while our works are taking place.

Upcoming works

The timing for works on Stage 3 between Union Street and Charnwood Road (St Kilda Junction) will be confirmed as the project progresses.

The St Kilda Road Bike Lanes are expected to be completed in late 2023.