Avoid Flinders Street intersection if you can – works to install permanent security measures at the station will begin next week.
53 permanent stainless steel bollards will be installed to improve public safety and 130 square metres of public space added under the famous Flinders Street clocks – as part of Victorian Government’s $50 million CBD security upgrade project.
“Not only will these works increase safety, they’ll also provide significant new public space at one of the city’s busiest pedestrian intersections,” Lord Mayor Sally Capp said.
“The expanded Flinders Street forecourt will be coupled with a three-metre extension of the Young & Jackson pedestrian crossing, which is used by more than 25,000 people during peak hours every day.”
Stage one of the Flinders Street Station works will take place between Monday 12 November and mid December 2018, with stages two and three planned for early 2019.
To make way for the new bollards and expanded forecourt, the existing left-turn only lane from Swanston Street onto Flinders Street will be removed, and replaced with a left and right-turn lane alongside the current dedicated right-turn only lane.