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Sydney Light Rail on course for construction milestones as CBD tests continue

The New South Wales Government has released several updates for the Sydney Light Rail project, including upgrades at the Surry Hills, Moore Park, Kensington and Kingsford stops.

The ongoing construction is part of the overall $2.7 billion Sydney light rail project, a 12 kilometre route with 19 stops running from the CBD to the south east.

A Sydney Light Rail engineering teams is expected to complete drainage works in the next few weeks as overhead wires are installed at Kensington and Kingford, in addition to completion of landscaping, footpaths and road work.

Footpath works are progressing along Anzac Parade between Doncaster Avenue and High Street, and the footpath between Duke Street and Balfour Lane has now been completed. 

Additional paving has also been completed on the northwest side of Strachan Street, with further works to reinstate footpaths and roads at Zone 31 ahead of a traffic switch at Sturt Street set to take place in the coming weeks, according to SLR.

Construction works at Moore Park are also nearing completion, including the installation of new street lights and overhead catenary systems, as well as additional kerb and asphalting works. A retaining wall located next to the Langton Centre near South Dowling Street is also close to completion.

Tram testing is also making its way through the CBD following last month’s milestone test on George Street, which marked the first tram journey on the street in 61 years.

Upcoming CBD works include underground cable installation, non-potable water in zone 5 re-levelling works in zone 6, public domain works in zone 11, footpath restoration in zone 12, and pedestrian crossing and bike lane works in zone 13.

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