Light rail construction to ramp up this summer

22 December 2016

Construction crews for the CBD and South East Light Rail will take advantage of the quiet holiday period with an increase of work expected in the northern end of the CBD. 

CBD Coordinator General Marg Prendergast today said that with less commuters and drivers accessing the City during summer, the time was right to get on with vital intersection and utility work.  

“We know building light rail down one of the oldest streets has and will continue to be challenging so it’s important we use this low traffic period to do as much work as possible,” Ms Prendergast said.

“From 2 January, we will be expanding our site on George Street between Alfred Street and Hunter / Margaret Streets as well doing essential utility work at the Bridge / Grosvenor Streets intersection.

“Between Circular Quay and Bridge Street on George Street, work will ramp up in the next three months, with kerb to kerb utility and drainage work to take place so that tracks can be installed by Easter.

“As always, our priority is to keep Sydney moving while construction continues.

“For those coming into the CBD we strongly recommend they use public transport and plan their journey ahead as there will be several changes and associated delays.”

Alternate vehicle access into The Rocks will be via Loftus Street and Alfred Street or Hickson Road.

Light rail construction will also continue at the George and Hay Streets intersection where buses will replace the Inner West Light Rail service between Central and The Star.

“While there will be road closures and transport changes in place, the city will still be a vibrant; shopping, dining and tourist destination,” Ms Prendergast said.

Details on closures and alternate routes can be found at

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