We’re upgrading major intersections on Hoddle Street and Punt Road to improve traffic flow.

Need to know

On 1 October 2018, we started building Victoria’s first continuous flow intersection at Punt Road and Swan Street.

The continuous flow intersection will give city-bound traffic a dedicated, new right turn movement onto Olympic Boulevard.

We expect the new intersection to be finished in late 2019.

We’ll work to improve driving, public transport, cycling and pedestrian facilities at the Punt Road intersections with Swan Street and Brunton Avenue until late 2019.

Here's what we're up to in October to upgrade these intersections: Project update - October 2018 (PDF, 662.1 KB)

How the works may affect you

When we’ll work

We’ll work mostly at night:

  • Sundays nights to Friday mornings
  • 8:30pm to 5:30am
  • At times, we’ll also work 7am to 2pm on Olympic Boulevard.

Changed traffic conditions

We have single lane closures and reduced speeds in place in both directions along:

  • Punt Road and Hoddle Street
  • Olympic Boulevard
  • Swan Street
  • Brunton Avenue.

At times we’ll need to change walking and cycling access. We’ll clearly mark detours with signage, and at times, have traffic controllers to guide you.

Managing construction impacts

We know the dust, dirt, noise and vibration generated by a construction site can affect where you live and work.

We’ll make every effort to minimise noise and other disturbances by:

  • providing ear protection on request
  • setting up loud machines away from your home where possible
  • directing trucks away from homes
  • planning for materials to be delivered during the day when possible.

We’ll use water carts on site to manage dust from the works. In addition, we’ve installed noise and dust monitors to monitor both levels.

Plan your journey

If you drive in the area, we’ll:

  • close the right-hand turn from Punt Road onto Swan Street for up to three weeks from mid-October while we dig under the road to lay new services.

While we work, you can use Bridge Road and Burnley Street to access Swan Street. You’ll still have access to all local streets in Cremorne and Richmond.

If you walk or cycle, we’ll:

  • put detours in place to access Swan Street from the western entrance to Richmond Station (next to National Tennis Centre’s courts)
  • maintain access to this entrance of Richmond Station when it’s in use (during major events)
  • install a temporary shared walking and cycling path on the north side of Olympic Boulevard from mid-October to late December.

If you take public transport, we’ll:

  • remove the Punt Road bus stop outside Gosch’s Paddock heading towards Clifton Hill. We’ll add a temporary new stop outside the Richmond Football Club oval near Tanner Street
  • remove the bus stop on Punt Road at the corner of Swan Street heading towards the Yarra River. We’ll install a temporary bus stop outside 380 Punt Road to replace this.

Both temporary bus stops are in use until late 2019 with signs to show you where to go. As part of this project, we’ll build permanent, accessible stops for buses.

Go to Victoria's Big Build to find information on disruptions across the transport network.

Thank you

Thank you for your patience while we carry out these critical works.

You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 105 105 (option 5) for further information.

You can also visit us every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm at the Community Hub, 2 Swan Street Cremorne.

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