Wednesday 19th Dec, 2018

Sydney Light Rail: Alison Road ready for first testing

Photo: Transport for NSW

All track installation is now complete on Alison Road in Randwick, and the first poles and wires have been installed to allow testing of the first light rail vehicle to take place on the new Sydney CBD & South East Light Rail project.

Finishing work, including fencing, landscaping, traffic signals and footpath upgrades, continues on Alison Road between Darley and Wansey Roads, and on Wansey Road, track slab construction is underway.

To make way for extensive utility relocation work and track installation, the intersection of Market and George Streets is to be closed to traffic on most weekends until early April, with local access to be maintained for residents, businesses and hotel guests in the area.

With light rail track (and the third track that will power the light rail) installed at the intersection of George Street with Bridge and Grosvenor Streets, utility and finishing work is currently underway.

Track installation has been underway on George Street between Bathurst and Liverpool Streets, and on George Street between Hay Street and Rawson Place, while, near Bathurst Street, a track cross-over has been installed.

Over 4.5 kilometres of track are now in place on Anzac Parade, with all track work between Anzac Parade and Nine Ways soon to be complete, while, Anzac Parade between Todman Avenue and High Street, work is continuing to underground electrical and communications networks, that will enable the installation of new smart poles that will overhead wiring for the light rail.

In Surrey Hills, on Chalmers and Devonshire Streets, extensive utility work is also still underway across much of the construction zone, alongside stormwater and drainage work and include footpath, kerb and utility work.

Track installation is almost complete on Devonshire Street between Crown and Bourke Streets, which has caused alterations of traffic routes in the area.

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