Young St improvements project, Frankston

We’re creating a high quality pedestrian streetscape on Young Street between Wells Street and Beach Street.


Project details

The Victorian Government is funding the $13 million Young Street Improvement project to create a safer environment for pedestrians, improve bus operations and provide better connection with the Frankston Station precinct and surrounding facilities.

The project is an important part of the State Government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment project (External link) which will transform the very heart of Frankston and provide for a safe, modern and thriving place of business and activity.

Night Works - Sunday 5 March 10:30pm to Sunday 12 March 7am 

VicRoads will be undertaking night works on Young Street near the corner of Young Street and Wells Street from Sunday 5 March 10.30pm to Sunday 12 March 7am.  Please note these times may vary from day to day.   

These works are required to install new utility services across Young Street as part of the works being undertaken currently by Seymour Whyte.
  
We have scheduled works to be done at night to minimise impacts on the community, and we will endeavour to complete these works as soon as we can.

Traffic: The roundabout on Young Street on Wells Street (near Tasman Meats) will be closed during these works. 

Young Street will remain open between Wells Street and Beach Street for Northbound traffic, and traffic will be able to access Young Street from Wells Street whilst this roundabout is closed.

Footpaths:  There will be some impacts to footpaths. Footpaths between 94A and 98 Young Street (between Wells Street and the roundabout near Tasman Meats) will be closed from Sunday 5 March 10.30pm to Sunday 12 March 7am.  Please note these times may vary from day to day.   

Project Update – January 2017

We’ll be starting construction on the next stage of the Young Street Improvements project in January 2017.

As part of these works:

  • Vehicles will only be able to travel along Young Street in a north bound direction. From early January 2017 until project completion, road users will only be able to travel in a north bound direction along Young Street, between the roundabout opposite Tasman Meats and Ross Smith Avenue. This will mean only one lane will be open to traffic.
  • Vehicles wanting to travel south bound on Young Street will have to detour onto Beach Street and then continue south on Nepean Highway.
  • Vehicles can still access Bayside Shopping Centre car park from both directions via Ross Smith Avenue.  
  • There will be no on-street car parking available on Young Street, between Beach Street and Wells Street, during this time.  
  • Pedestrians will not be able to use the footpath along the east side (station side) of Young Street, except for when entering and existing Frankston Railway Station.
  • At all times, pedestrian access to the shops on Young Street (west side) will be maintained with a clearly marked two metre wide path.
  • All Young Street businesses will remain open as usual and we’ll be working hard to minimise disruption for traders, residents and those visiting the area.  

See and select the map below to understand the changes in more detail and download the recent December 2016 project update [PDF 2.8Mb].

Image showing Young Street vehicle and pedestrian access 

Safety in the area

There will be active construction zones in the area and your safety, as well as the safety of our workers, is our priority. We ask that you are patient and pay very close attention to all signage, barriers, fencing, speed limits and temporary traffic or pedestrian controls. These are put in place for your safety and for the safety of others.

If you are accessing Young Street on foot, please only use the dedicated pedestrian walkways and crossing points. We ask that you also be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the area.

What’s happened so far?

  • Construction of Fletcher Road Roundabout
  • Relocation of all taxis and buses along Young Street
  • Creation of temporary short term car parking to offset car parking loss in front of shops
  • Commencement of initial stage of works along Young Street

Temporary bus stop and taxi rank relocations

The temporary changes to the bus stops and taxi zones are now in place on Young Street. Patrons will need to use the temporary bus stops and taxi zones, located on Young Street south of Wells Street and on Beach Street. These zones will remain in place for the duration of the project works.

Image of temporaray bus stops at Young Street Frankston

View a larger version of the temporary bus stop and taxi zone locations map
Frankston Station Precinct revitalistion project drawing

View larger version of Frankston Station precinct revitalisation project streetscape

View Young Street Improvements Project update - June 2016 [PDF 810Kb]

View Young Street Improvements projects update - October 2016 [PDF 1.7Mb]

View Young Street Improvements projects update - December 2016 [PDF 2.8Mb]

Project features

  • A new landscaped boulevard along Young Street between Wells Street and Beach Street
  • Pedestrian friendly environment with wider footpaths
  • More frequent pedestrian crossing opportunities
  • Raised crossing surfaces between Wells Street to Station Street, and Ross Smith Avenue to Beach Street
  • 12 new bus bays with real-time passenger information displays
  • Improved bus waiting areas with new bus shelters
  • Additional lighting and CCTV

Project benefits

  • A safer environment for people to meet and wait 
  • Improved bus operations and facilities while reducing the presence of buses on Young Street
  • Improved connectivity to the precinct, train station interchange, subway and the retail hub of Frankston
  • More opportunities for kerbside trading for businesses on Young Street

Contact us

For more information about the Young Street improvements project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]
Write: Young Street Upgrade, Metropolitan Projects Central, Level 4, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Call: 1800 859 520

Find more information about the Frankston Station Precinct redevelopment (External link), visit the hub at 58 Young Street, Frankston or get in touch with the project team by emailing [email protected]

How does this impact me?

Shops/businesses

We are mindful of the needs of traders and aim to minimise impacts to them and their customers as much as possible. We will work with traders closely to maintain pedestrian access to shops and businesses along Young Street during the works. To do this we might undertake some activities at night.

Station users

Together with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) we will enable direct access to and from the station at all times.

Pedestrians

We will work closely with our contractor to ensure pedestrians can access shops, businesses and the station during the works with as little disruption as possible. We will communicate any changes to pedestrian pathways as early as possible.

Buses/Taxis

We will need to temporarily relocate the existing bus stops and taxi rank during construction of the new bus bays and shelters. We will work with PTV to make it clear and easy to find the temporary bus stops.

Traffic

There will be major construction works occurring which will have temporary impacts on the traffic in the area. Temporary road closures may be necessary to allow these works to be carried out safely and quickly. We will inform the traders and community of any temporary changes as soon as possible to allow for alternative arrangements to be made.

Parking

In order to undertake the works, we will have to temporarily block on-street parking on Young Street and some of the side roads. However we will maintain access to off-street parking facilities.

What is the project timeline?

We will begin the first stage of works to build a roundabout at Fletcher Road Extension and Dandenong Road in July 2016. This will allow access to a new bus layover area and bus driver rest facilities. This will also provide more flexibility to bus movements when Young Street is fully under construction.

Stage two of the improvement works to revitalise Young Street will begin after the roundabout is completed later in 2016. We expect the project to be completed by May 2017.

Working with the community

During construction, there will be some changes to bus services, traffic conditions, parking and pedestrian access in and around the project area. We will keep the local community and commuters informed of any changes. Regular updates will be made available to the community as the project progresses and information will also be available on the project website. 

Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment

The Victorian Government is investing $63 million in the Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment to deliver a safer, more modern place of business and activity and grow investment towards the long term-vision of a revitalised Frankston city centre. The Young Street improvements are the first initiative in the Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment, which will play a pivotal role in revitalising the city centre as a vibrant place to work, live, learn and visit. 

To find out more on the precinct redevelopment visit the Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment website (External link)or get in touch with the project team at [email protected] (External link).

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