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Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan on Tuesday announced the Andrews Government would push on with its maintenance and building program.
It comes after it was revealed northbound cars on St Kilda Rd would no longer be able to turn left on to Flinders St as Metro Tunnel works ramped up.
Other changes for motorists include a series disruptions around Greensborough and Bulleen roads as preparations begin for work on the North East Link in 2021.
In June, the Hume Freeway will be closed at Epping over the space of a long weekend to build a new interchange while a similar closure will hit Princes Freeway later in the month.
Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan. Picture: Nicole ClearyMs Allan said the government had decided it was critical to keep these projects moving ahead.
“This is a huge program of works,” she said.
“There’s no doubt this going to be a period of disruption
“Its important to continue the agenda we’ve already to set to keep delivering on these big infrastructure projects.
“But also more than ever right now at this point in time to do it in a way that continues to support jobs.”
Commuters on the Upfield line will be in for months of pain as the line is closed north of Anstey between July 28 and November 15.
Thousands of passengers will be ferried on replacement buses over this time as 2km of elevated rail line are built.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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