Making progress in Surry Hills

30 November 2017

In an exciting milestone for Surry Hills, Devonshire Street between Chalmers Street and Elizabeth Street has now partially opened, giving pedestrians more space while the area remains closed to traffic and finishing works are completed.

Work in Zone 15 is progressing well and crews are working towards removing the barriers at the end of December.

Footpath work is underway, in preparation to install the new paving on either side of the road. We are working with businesses to minimise impacts to their access and opening the area up as work progresses up the street.

Some discrete sections of fencing will remain in place in this zone where they are required for safety, and crews will be back in the new year to complete some of the finishing works in the area, including paving, street furniture and final utility works.

Work has started to underground existing power supply on Devonshire Street, which will enable the removal of existing poles and reduce clutter in this narrow street. This work will take place progressively over the coming months.

December will see some intersection and footpath work to install a watermain and new electrical conduits, and to underground power to properties.

Footpath and crossing diversions and changes will be in place as crews progressively complete this work. Some electrical, water and gas outages may be required as part of this work, with localised impacts to properties.

Residents and business will be advised in advance of any service interruptions.

More track arrived in Surry Hills during November, with the first tracks being installed in Zone 14, Chalmers Street between Eddy Avenue and Devonshire Street, and in Zone 18, on Devonshire Street between Crown and Bourke Streets.

Track was also installed on the western side of the intersection of Devonshire and Crown Streets.

Track is now in place at the corner of Chalmers Street and Eddy Avenue, near the Central Station overbridge.

In Zone 18, track was installed in a single direction to allow traffic to be maintained at all times on the other side of the road.

When track in a section is complete, the work compound and traffic lane will switch sides, allowing track to be installed in the other direction.