Major Traffic Diversion Routes

Major Traffic Diversions

 

Monash Freeway (inbound) to West Gate Freeway (prior to 12pm)

Vehicles will be able to access the West Gate Freeway from the Monash Freeway via Toorak Road and Kings Way. Vehicles will be able to access the West Gate Freeway at Kings Way and continue through to the WestGate Bridge, noting that there will be no access to Bolte Bridge or Todd Road.

 

Monash Freeway to Tullamarine Freeway including Melbourne Airport

Traffic destined for the Tullamarine Freeway from the Monash Freeway will be required to exit at Punt Road and continue northbound along Hoddle Street, turn left into Alexandra Parade then into Princes Street and Cemetery Road, continue into McArthur Street and Elliott Avenue, and then turn right into Flemington Road to access CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway northbound.

The bridge over Punt Road north of Swan Street has low clearance of 4.3m. In the event that over-dimensional vehicles access this route during the closure of the Swan Street Bridge they will be directed to wait in Swan Street immediately west of Punt Road until the bridge is re-opened at approximately 11:15am. Vehicles will then be able to access the West Gate Freeway and access the Tullamarine Freeway via the Western Ring Road.

 

Kings Way to Tullamarine Freeway including Melbourne Airport (prior to 11.30am)

Continue northbound on King Street through the CBD, turn left onto Dudley Street, then right onto Spencer Street and continue to Dynon Road to access CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway northbound. There will be no access to the Bolte Bridge from Kings Way.

 

WestGate Freeway (eastbound) to Tullamarine Freeway including Melbourne Airport

Exit at Montague Street exit (Lorimer Street) and continue north on Wurundjeri Way. Turn right onto Dudley St, then left onto Spencer Street and continue to Dynon Road to access CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway northbound.  There will be no access to the Bolte Bridge from the West Gate Freeway eastbound.

Those west of the West Gate Bridge are recommended to travel west to the Western Ring Road (M80) to access the Tullamarine Freeway/Airport.

 

Montague Street – Primary Diversion Route

Over dimensional vehicles will be directed from Wurundjeri Way to Dynon Road via Footscray Road and Dock Link Road (due to height restrictions on Dudley Street).

Bolte Bridge (northbound) will be closed between 5.30am– 11.30am approximately.

 

Tullamarine Freeway to Monash Freeway

No change.

 

West Gate Freeway (eastbound) to Monash Freeway

No change.

 

Central City Access

Given the extent of the road closures, it is generally advisable for drivers to avoid the city centre. Access will be possible via Kings Way, Footscray Road and most points east and north. Please note, South Melbourne and Albert Park will be impacted by traffic attending the Melbourne Grand Prix. The northern end of town will be impacted by traffic attending the Flower and Garden show at the Royal Exhibition Buildings

 

Docklands Access (Victoria Harbour)

Access to the Docklands precinct, specifically Victoria Harbour (west of Harbour Esplanade) will be extremely limited during the event.

Access out of the Victoria Harbour Docklands precinct will be restricted between approximately 6am and 12pm. Private vehicles will be effectively landlocked west of Harbour Esplanade. Vehicle access to and from the precinct will be via Batmans Hill Drive at Wurundjeri Way. Emergency access (e.g. ambulance) will be maintained and facilitated via traffic controllers as necessary

The Bourke Street access to the Docklands precinct will be kept open as long as possible prior to the event and reopened as soon as possible after the event to ensure that the impacts to Victoria Harbour are minimised as much as possible.

Access to Docklands Drive and NewQuay will be maintained via Footscray Rd.  Follow signage and traffic marshals to access carparks in the area.

 

Emergency Vehicle Access

At all times, the traffic management strategy seeks to maintain direct and convenient emergency vehicular access around the routes. If required, emergency vehicles could be escorted through the event including the Domain Tunnel and Bolte Bridge, however at times due to the density of runners this may not be possible. In the inner city area, emergency vehicles are able to utilise the tram tracks where available.

In circumstances of specific emergency access requirements along the course routes, relevant sections will be made available by event organisers and the Victoria Police

Other Diversion Routes


Montague Street – Primary Diversion Route

Over dimensional vehicles will be directed from Wurundjeri Way to Dynon Road via Footscray Road and Dock Link Road (due to height restrictions on Dudley Street).

Bolte Bridge (northbound) will be closed between 5.30am – 11.30am approximately.

Warrigal Road – Heavy Vehicle, Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods Route

Over Dimensional vehicles will be advised via Variable Message Signs (VMS) to exit the Monash Freeway at Warrigal Road and connect to OD5 at South Road. It is expected that Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods vehicle drivers will be aware of the OD5 route.

EastLink / Springvale Road – Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods Route

Over Dimensional vehicles travelling from the Monash Freeway to the Hume Highway will be advised to exit the Monash Freeway at EastLink to connect to OD1. It is expected that Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods vehicle drivers will be aware of the OD1 route.

Kings Way / Queens Road / Dandenong Road

Dangerous Goods vehicles travelling from the Westgate Freeway to the Monash Freeway will be advised to exit at Kings Way and access the Monash Freeway via Queens Road and Dandenong Road.

Cook Street, Port Melbourne

Access to the Bolte Bridge from Cook Street will be closed from approximately 5:30am – 11:30am.  Vehicles will be directed to use Salmon Street and Lorimer Street.

Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods Temporary Set-Down

In addition to signed Over Dimensional and Dangerous Goods vehicles routes, a number of staged temporary parking locations for OD vehicles will be present for such vehicles exiting at either Punt Road or Power Street and who cannot continue to their destination due to Run for the Kids road closures. These are generally defined as:  Olympic Boulevard east of Batman Avenue for citybound vehicles exiting at Punt Road (prior to Alexandra Avenue reopening at 11.15am). OD vehicles will also have the option to be turned around to continue on an alternate route.  Power Street between Kavanagh Street and Fawkner Street for citybound vehicles exiting at Punt Road (prior to West Gate Freeway westbound reopening at approx 11.30am).  Alexandra Avenue east of Southgate Avenue for outbound vehicles exiting at Power Street (prior to Alexandra Avenue reopening at approx 11.15am).