Construction is coming to High Street

21 February 2017

Preparation is underway for construction to start in High Street, Randwick from late March. High Street is a busy street, with access to UNSW, the Prince of Wales hospital complex and other medical services.

We will be working hard to manage access requirements on High Street and to minimise construction impacts. Extensive consultation is already underway with key stakeholders, medical practitioners and residents of High Street, and we are working hard to keep everyone informed of the work that will take place.

On completion, a new light rail terminus will be located on High Street, near Avoca Street providing easy access to the new light rail services. A stop near Wansey Road will provide access to UNSW from High Street.

From March, work will start at the intersection of Darley Road and Alison Road on selected weekends. Work in this location will take place over a number of 56-hour weekend shutdowns from Friday night and re-open Monday morning, to minimise disruption to busy weekday traffic. During this work there will be no access for general traffic on Darley Road from the roundabout adjacent to the Centennial Park Randwick Gates to Alison Road. and no access for general traffic from Alison Road onto Darley Road. Work will not take place at the intersection when events are on at the Randwick Racecourse. Notification will be provided before work starts.

Work is ongoing in zone 24, Alison Road between Darley and Wansey roads, where the team is busy installing light rail tracks. Traffic signals will be installed during March at the intersection of John and Cowper streets and work is also starting on laying electrical cable up to Prince Street to connect with the new kiosk on the corner of Prince and King streets.

In February, work started at High Cross Park in Randwick to build a new substation for the light rail. The substation will be built underground to minimise impact on the park and surrounding area. A construction site has now been established and excavation for the underground substation will start in the coming weeks.