Stage two of the Andrews government’s $110 million Streamlining Hoddle Street project begins today with single-lane closures and reduced speed limits along Punt Road, Hoddle Street, Olympic Boulevard and Brunton Avenue.
Work will take place from 8.30pm to 5.30am, beginning on Sunday nights and ending Friday mornings until December 21.
Occasional works will also occur on Olympic Boulevard between 7am and 2pm.
The Swan Street intersection will become Victoria’s first continuous flow intersection. Some turning lanes will be eliminated with the aim of creating consistent travel times, shorter peak-hour queues and more reliable public transport journeys.
Within weeks, one of two northbound, left-turning lanes from Punt Road to Brunton Avenue will be removed to make way for a dedicated right-turn lane from Punt Road into Olympic Boulevard.
Motorists won’t be the only ones to benefit. There’ll also be dedicated cycle lanes on Swan Street, accessible tram and bus stops, and a new footpath under the Swan Street rail bridge.
The Streamlining Hoddle Street project began in January 2018. Phase one included opening a third lane on the Eastern Freeway, construction of a P-turn at Johnston Street, and new walking and cycling paths on Hoddle Street. The project is due for completion by the end of 2019.