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Hoddle Street, Melbourne

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Hoddle Highway
Also known as Hoddle Street, Punt Road and Barkly Street.
General information
Type City highway
Length 14 km (9 mi)
Allocation St. Kilda Junction:
Major junctions
North end Clifton Hill, Melbourne
  St. Kilda Road (Nepean Highway)
Carlisle Street
Glen Huntly Road
South end Elwood, Melbourne
Major suburbs Collingwood, Abbotsford, Richmond, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, St. Kilda

Hoddle Highway is an urban highway in Hoddle Grid.

The highway starts at the Eastern Freeway in Fitzroy and heads directly southwards until reaching Citylink in Richmond, near the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and then continues across the Yarra River and down to the Nepean and Princes Highways, at St Kilda Junction.

The highway is frequently clogged with traffic, particularly during peak hour and during sport events, because it passes through Melbourne's inner suburbs and the city's main sporting and events precinct. The frequently congested four-lane undivided road continues through the South Yarra district before heading further south into Barkly Street, which rune through the St. Kilda city centre, and terminates at Marine Parade.

Hoddle Street

Hoddle Street, the major component of the Hoddle Highway, varies from an undivided arterial road with two lanes running each way, to a three or four-lane dual carriageway. It runs 3.5 km north-south from Clifton Hill to Richmond where it becomes Punt Road, which continues south through Windsor, and then, as Barkly Street, through St. Kilda and Elwood. North of Clifton Hill, the line of Hoddle Street continues as High Street, through the suburbs of Northcote, Thornbury, Preston, Reservoir and Thomastown.

This section connects the Eastern Freeway and Punt Road to other arterial roads that feed into the Melbourne CBD.

Hoddle Street Massacre

In 1987, Hoddle Street was the site of a deadly shooting spree known as the Hoddle Street massacre. The perpetrator, 19 year-old Julian Knight, killed seven people and injured 19 others during his rampage. He is currently serving seven consecutive terms of life imprisonment.[1]

The 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan

The Hoddle Street - Punt Road - Barkly Street corridor was designated in the 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan as the F2 Freeway.

Part of the F2 Freeway would have connected St Kilda Junction to the Metropolitan Ring Road at the Hume Freeway (Craigieburn Bypass), via the Hoddle Highway and Merri Creek.


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