Swanston Street road closure, between Victoria and Elgin streets

25 January 2024

9pm, Friday 2 February to 5am, Friday 23 February 2024. (24-hour works)

From 9pm, Friday 2 February to 5am, Friday 23 February, Swanston Street, between Victoria and Elgin streets, Carlton will be closed for tram track and powerline maintenance and renewal works.

Yarra Trams in partnership with the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is conducting ongoing maintenance and renewal works across the Melbourne tram network to ensure a safe and reliable tram service for future generations.

About these works

The tracks and tram powerlines on Swanston Street, between Victoria and Elgin streets, Carlton have been identified for renewal works. The tracks and powerlines have reached the end of their life cycle. To continue to deliver a safe and reliable tram service to the area, they must be replaced.

Swanston Street, between Victoria and Elgin streets, will have disruptions, including a full road closure in some sections from 9pm, Friday 2 February to 5am, Friday 23 February.

What to expect

24-hour works

  • Full kerb to kerb road closures and fencing
  • Extremely high levels of noise
  • Detours for bike riders, pedestrians and traffic
  • Service changes to tram routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (visit: yarratrams.com.au/service-changes)

We appreciate your patience while these works are completed. 

Map of Swanston Street road closure, between Victoria and Elgin streets

Getting around 

Swanston Street will be closed between Victoria and Elgin streets.

To support you to move around the area during works, traffic management and signage will direct traffic and pedestrians.

We recommend that road users allow extra travel time for their journey. 

Footpaths will be open around the works area. There may be temporary footpath closures around the works, with local detours in place. Pedestrians should follow signage around the works to cross safely. 

Metro Tunnel Project works – closures to Franklin and Little La Trobe streets 

As part of the State Library Station works, there will be road and footpath closures on Franklin and Little La Trobe streets.   

See Victoria’s Big Build State Library Station current works for details. 

Public transport changes 

Tram 

There will be service changes to tram routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. For information about these changes including bus replacement routes, visit  Service changes - Yarra Trams .

Bus

There will be service changes to bus routes 202, 402 and 546 while works take place. Find out more on the PTV disruption information page.

Public transport for Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour: Friday 16 February, Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February 2024 

Swifties, have you planned your journey to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at the MCG on Friday 16, Saturday 17, and Sunday 18 February?

Extra services will help you get to and from the MCG on Friday 16, Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February.

Plan ahead at ptv.vic.gov.au/taylorswift to avoid delays.  

Local business

The businesses located around the works will remain open. Please continue to support local businesses during these essential works. Pedestrian access to these businesses will remain open at all times.

Get in touch

For more information, please call the VicRoads Call Centre on 13 11 71 (TTY 13 36 77, Speak and Listen 1300 555 727).

For more detailed information about the works, visit Swanston Street (between Victoria and Elgin streets) – Yarra Trams, Melbourne.

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