Changes now in effect on Anzac parade

5 May 2016

Light rail construction is underway on Anzac Parade in Kensington and drivers and bus customers are urged to allow extra time due to the changed traffic conditions.

Construction is taking place between Todman Avenue and High Street and includes the permanent removal of the centre lane in both directions, and conversion of the two dedicated bus lanes to 24-hour general traffic lanes. This means there are now only two traffic lanes open in each direction.

Delays are expected so those who normally use Anzac Parade are advised to re-time their trips to outside the busiest peak periods, if possible, and allow extra time.

Work in this area requires the removal of the city-bound bus stop on Anzac Parade outside of Caltex (between Doncaster Avenue and High Street). Alternate stops are located a short distance to both the north and the south and customers can plan their trip at Transport Info.

Off-peak parking in the area has also been permanently removed and clearways established, allowing our construction crews to work in this narrow site with minimal disruption to traffic.

Randwick City Council will be introducing angled parking in a number of streets adjacent to the light rail route, including on Addison Street and Roma Avenue in Kensington. Loading zones are also being introduced at intersections along Anzac Parade to accommodate delivery vehicles.

The current speed limit remains in place on Anzac Parade and taxis will be permitted to drop off passengers.

The new CBD and South East Light Rail will extend from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street. Construction will be completed in 2018 and services will start running in 2019.