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Lockdown opportunity closes Collins St

A speed-up of drainage construction in Collins Street will close traffic lanes in a key Melbourne’s CBD block for several weeks.

The current COVID lockdown—with the resulting dramatic reduction in traffic in the city—has provided an opportunity for the City of Melbourne to accelerate its Collins Street drainage project.

As a consequence, it is closing the east-bound traffic lanes, including the bike lane, between Queen and Elizabeth Streets through to mid-June.

The contractor, Citywide, will take advantage of the additional space to fast track the work and complete the project sooner with less disruption.

Works will be underway between 6:00am and 5:00 pm each day.

West-bound traffic on the south side of the street is not impacted.

There will be a further closure on Saturday 26 June 2021 when the north side of the street is re-asphalted following completion of the drainage construction activities.

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