Young St improvements project, Frankston

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

The Victorian Government is funding the Young Street Improvement project as part of the $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment to create a safer environment for pedestrians, improve bus operations and provide better connection with the Frankston Station precinct and surrounding facilities.

Project update - June 2017

While some Young Street works are now complete, the overall program has been delayed and we expect the majority of works to now be complete by the end of October 2017.

The delay is partially due to water and electricity services being found during excavations. This has required us to relocate several utility services and in some instances, change our original designs.

These essential modifications are now complete which allows us to have more crews on site working extra night and weekend shifts to finish remaining works quickly and minimise impacts on local residents and traders.  

In October you’ll see:

  • traffic using Young Street in both directions
  • traffic lights operating at Wells Street and Station Street
  • bus operations relocated back to Young Street at upgraded bus stops
  • new paving in place directly outside shops along Young Street’s west side
  • kerbside parking reinstated on Young Street
Access to all businesses and shops are being maintained as we carry out works on Young Street.

Young Street will also remain closed for night works from 10pm to 7am until further notice to allow for extra work to be undertaken.

Current works on Young Street

Noise and vibration is unavoidable during construction and the impacts will vary depending on the particular activity.

We'll always work hard to ensure noise is minimised where possible, and will notify potentially affected residents well in advance about upcoming works through direct updates, letterbox drops and door-knocks.

Upcoming works include:

  • removal of existing asphalt 
  • further identification of existing underground utility services in front of shops 
  • continuing paving in front of train station 
  • completing asphalt work on eastern side (northbound carriage way) 
  • switching traffic to eastern side in mid-June
  • continuing with concrete works for pedestrian pavement areas
  • installation of new electrical and communications services for street lighting, CCTV cameras, traffic signals and passenger information displays for public transport users
  • short-term closures of Wells Street and Station Street to help fast-track preliminary works required for these new intersections
  • new drainage and road works 
  • paving throughout the entire project area, including in front of shops
As part of these works:
  • vehicles will only be able to travel along Young Street in a north bound direction until the project is completed. 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
  • barriers will be erected 2 metres from shop entrances to start works on the shop side of Young Street. At all times, pedestrian access to the shops on Young Street (west side) will be maintained with a clearly marked two metre wide path.

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 at 122 Young Street, Frankston to 2 hours free parking 9am to 6pm to offset car parking loss in front of shops
  • 300m2 of pavers laid 
  • 65% of bus bays built 
  • 200 tonnes of asphalt completed 
  • commenced light pole installation 
  • 60m3 of concrete for pedestrian pavement areas poured 

See the Vehicle and pedestrian access along Young Street map to understand the changes in more detail.

Frankston Business as Usual campaign

As part of the project, we’ve launched the Frankston Business as Usual campaign, supporting local businesses in the area. This includes:
  • advertising local business deals in local newspapers
  • targeted social media posts 
  • promoting businesses to people living in Mornington, Cranbourne, Frankston and Carrum areas through a poster campaign. 

We'll be expanding the to focus on activating spaces around Young Street to draw more people to Young Street, and surrounds while we complete the works.

We’re also working with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and the City of Frankston to make sure we minimise impacts to traders during works.

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.

Temporary bus stop and taxi rank relocations

The temporary changes to the bus stops and taxi zones are now in place on Young Street. You'll 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.

Project background

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

View the Frankston Station precinct revitalisation project streetscape map

About the project

The project will include:

  • 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

Artist impressions

View from Young Street northbound towards Wells Street crossing

Artist impression of a view from Young Street northbound towards Wells Street crossing

View from Beach Street Southbound on Young Street

Artist impression of view from Beach Street southbound on Young Street. 

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

Community involvement

During construction, there’ll 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. 

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).




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.  We’ve engaged a Customer Service Officer (Mobility Assistance) who will be available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and weekends and public holidays 9am to 6pm.  If you need mobility assistance call 0402 351 491.

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 have  temporarily relocated bus stops and taxi ranks 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 with signage and a dedicated Customer Service officer on hand to help passengers interchange between buses, trains and taxis. This service will is available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and weekends and public holidays 9am to 6pm.

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 have had 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.  The parking lot at 122 Young Street, Frankston is now a temporary 2 hour free parking for customers to use 9am to 6pm until project completion.

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