Construction on the Sydney’s $2.7 billion Light Rail project is progressing, with the New South Wales government releasing several updates on the Surry Hills, Moore Park, Kensington and Kingsford upgrades.
Works are underway to construct a light rail line along a 12-kilometre route with 19 stops, running from the city’s CBD and to the south east.
Engineering teams are expected to complete drainage works over the next few weeks as overhead wires are installed at Kensington and Kingford. Landscaping, footpaths and road work are also underway at these stops.
Footpath works are progressing along Anzac Parade between Doncaster Avenue and High Street, with the footpath between Duke Street and Balfour Lane completed.
Paving works have been completed on the northwest side of Strachan Street, with further works to re-instate footpaths and roads at Zone 31, ahead of a traffic switch at Sturt Street set to take place in coming weeks, according to Sydney Light Rail.
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Construction works are Moore Park are also nearing completion, with the installation of new street lights, overhead catenary systems, and additional kerb and asphalting works finished.
A retaining wall next to the Langton Centre near South Dowling Street is also nearing completion.
Tram testing along George Street has begun, with the vehicles expected to reach Circular Quay by August and the line to open to customers by the end of the year.
“It is great to see light rail back on George Street and the progress which is being made on this gamechanging project,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“We can expect to see a lot more light rail vehicles making their way through the CBD from now on.
“When it opens the line will deliver high capacity services from the heart of the city to Moore Park, Randwick Racecourse and the University of NSW.”
Upcoming works in Sydney’s CBD includes underground cable installation, non-potable water in zone five, re-levelling works in zone six, public domain works in zone 11, footpath restoration in zone 12 and pedestrian crossing and bike lane works in zone 13.