Major construction works on Main Road

Continuous day and night works 

From Tuesday 4 January until 13 February 2022, we’ll be working around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to complete six months of work in six weeks and upgrade the Main Road roundabout to traffic lights.

Major construction will occur during the school holidays while traffic volumes are reduced, however intersection closures will result in significant delays through the area.  

Works will include:

We’ll continue to work closely with residents, businesses and drivers to undertake these works safely and efficiently.

What to expect

During major construction you may experience the following:

Speeds will be reduced to 40km/h and traffic management will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The 901 buses will continue uninterrupted, and 902 buses will be given priority travel through the work area during major construction works, so the route is also unchanged. The 513 will be detoured via Bridge and Bolton streets. We encourage people to use public transport wherever possible. We are also working closely with emergency services to ensure their access is maintained at all times throughout this period.

Traffic changes

The construction impacts and planned traffic management will be broken into two stages. 

Stage 1 (please click on the detour map at the top and scroll right for stage 1 and stage 2 detour maps)

From 4 January 2022 there will be significant delays through the area. Where possible we recommend seeking alternative routes, avoiding the intersection during peak hour and allowing an extra 30 minutes travel time.

Stage 2  (please click on the detour map at the top and scroll right for stage 1 and stage 2 detour maps)

From 26 January 2022 the intersection will be reopened to allow traffic movement heading towards Eltham from the city via Fitzsimons Lane. Travel delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during this time.

Throughout this period Souter Street and Jayson Avenue will be closed. While the road is closed, Souter Street will have a temporary detour via Falkiner Street. Jayson Avenue will be detoured via Homestead Road to Fitzsimons Lane.