Continuous flow is coming to Hoddle Street and Punt Road

12 March 2019

On Sunday 17 March, Major Road Projects Victoria will open Victoria’s first continuous flow intersection at the Punt Road and Swan Street intersection.

The new design gives drivers and riders: 

  • more go time at green lights
  • shorter queues
  • more reliable travel times on Punt Road and Hoddle street. 

Continuous flow intersections are an innovative way to manage high traffic volumes and move people safely and efficiently across busy intersections.

This will reduce travel times and congestion on Victoria’s busiest arterial road.

The intersection will become operational at 10am Sunday 17 March.

Engineers will be working to make major changes to the intersection to prepare the new continuous flow intersection from 9pm tonight, Friday 15 March.

Delays are likely during these works, so plan to avoid the intersection of Punt Road and Swan Street between 9pm Friday 15 March and 10am Sunday 17 March. Traffic Controllers will be on site to guide you through the intersection during the works.

VicRoads will be monitoring the area in real time, and will adjust traffic lights on surrounding roads where possible to minimise delays.

The new intersection moves right turns away from the intersection and introduces p-turns for traffic turning right. This removes the need the provide green lights for right-turning traffic within the intersection improving flow and travel times or the 330,000 drivers and riders who use Hoddle Street and Punt Road every day.  

New road signs and coloured line markings will help guide drivers through the new intersection easily and safely:

  • Turning right from Swan Street into Punt Road - follow blue lines on Olympic Boulevard and make a P-turn to travel towards the MCG.
  • Turning right from Punt Road northbound into Swan Street - follow the pink line marking by turning left onto Olympic Boulevard, then P-turn to continue onto Swan Street.
  • Turning right from Punt Road southbound into Olympic Boulevard - use the new earlier right-turn to travel on the lane dedicated to citybound traffic on Olympic Boulevard

For more information visit the Major Road Projects Victoria website.

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