Road Closure Information - Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street
From 16 July 2018, construction will start to take place to create 2.5 hectares of new public open space on the Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street. The project will be undertaken in stages and is expected to take 18 months to complete. Starting on the 16 July 2018, Southbank Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between St Kilda Road and Sturt Street. Trams will continue to operate and the precinct will remain open to pedestrians.
To ensure that access to the Arts Precinct, including the Arts Centre Melbourne car park and the Australian Ballet car park, is maintained during construction, detours will be put into place.
A temporary detour via Grant Street will be created for Northbound traffic on St Kilda Road, while traffic from Linlithgow Avenue will need to use the City Road exit to access the Arts precinct. All access to and from the Arts Centre Melbourne car park will be from Sturt Street.
Traffic exiting the city and heading south will need to use Linlithgow Avenue and City Road or Park Street to access Kings Way and the Westgate Freeway. Alternatively, traffic can exit the Central City using Queens Bridge Street.