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Maidstone Construction update - February 2024

24-hour road works in March. We’re building a new tram maintenance and stabling facility for Melbourne’s new next-generation trams in Maidstone.

This March we’re installing new drainage services and working in the tram corridor off Williamson Road.

We’re closing sections of Williamson and Wests roads from 9pm Thursday 29 February to Tuesday 5 March 2024 with our crews working during the day and night.

There will also be temporary lane closures on roads around the works area. Drivers should plan ahead allowing extra travel time with detours in place.

There will also be changes to tram and bus services. See inside for more information about changes to how you travel.

Access to businesses and homes will be maintained at all times.

We know these road works are disruptive and thank the community for their patience.

Get in touch

Call 1800 105 105 anytime Email MaidstoneTMF@

For changes to public transport visit


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Contact number: 1800 105 105

What to expect

  • Detours in place for drivers and pedestrians
  • Traffic management and signage
  • Construction vehicles and machinery movements
  • Noise, dust and vibration
  • Additional lighting during night works

Please allow extra time when travelling through the area.

Changes to how you travel

Changes to public transport

Route 82 Tram

Buses replace trams on Route 82 from first tram Friday 1 March to last tram Monday 4 March 2024.

Replacement buses will detour via Rosamond Road while crews work in the tram corridor.

During works we’re temporarily closing tram stops:

  • Stop 48 Raleigh Road and Wests Road
  • Stop 49 Highpoint Shopping Centre and Wests Road
  • Stop 50 Williamson Road and Wests Road.

Replacement buses will stop at all remaining Route 82 tram stops.

Image of detour map for trams when closing sections of Williamsons Road and Wests Road in Maidstone.ebruary 2024

Bus routes 215, 406 and 408

Detours will be in place for the for route 215, 406 and 408 buses including the Route 406 night network service, from 9pm Thursday 29 February to 5am Tuesday 5 March 2024. Passengers will be able to catch buses from all existing bus stops outside of these detours.

Image of detour map for buses when closing sections of Williamsons Road and Wests Road in Maidstone.ebruary 2024


Allow extra time

Plan your journey at or call 1800 800 007.

Road detours

Image of detour map for vehicles when closing sections of Williamsons Road and Wests Road in Maidstone.ebruary 2024

We’re closing sections of Williamson and Wests roads from 9pm Thursday 29 February to Tuesday 5 March 2024.

Williamson Road

  • Williamson Road will be closed between the intersection of Hampstead and Wests roads and the tram corridor on Williamson Road.
  • Access the shopping precinct on the corner of Williamson and Hampstead roads via Hampstead Road or Williamson Road.
  • Access Waterford Gardens shopping precinct via Williamson and Wests roads.

Wests Road

  • North bound access will be maintained for traffic moving from Hampstead and Williamson roads on to Wests Road.
  • The southbound lane on Wests Road will be closed between Williamson Road and Waterford Road.
  • There will be no southbound access to Hampstead and Williamson roads.
  • Access to Summus and Quest apartments will be maintained.

Pedestrian access

  • The White Street pedestrian crossing will be closed.
  • Some footpaths in the area will close intermittently with detours in place.

Allow extra travel time

Plan ahead and allow extra travel time when moving through the area during these works.

Getting ready for construction

Our crews are busy preparing the site of Maidstone’s new tram maintenance and stabling facility ahead of construction starting in the coming weeks.

Once site preparations are complete we’ll begin constructing the new maintenance and administration buildings. Almost 700 cubic metres of concrete will be poured, forming the foundations for these buildings in the south-west corner of the site.

Once complete, the facility will maintain and stable Melbourne-built next-generation G Class trams.

Throughout this year you may see more activity in the area and on site including more construction workers, vehicles and machinery.

We’ll continue to keep the community informed about upcoming works and any changes to how you move around the area.

Project timeline

  • Early 2024

    Start of major construction

  • Late 2024

    Hampstead Road widening works

  • Late 2024

    Tram tracks installed along Williamson and Hampstead roads.

    * Timeline subject to change.

Keeping in touch

To find out more about the Maidstone new maintenance and stabling facility you can: