New construction zones in Surry Hills26 March 2017
Another construction zone was established in Devonshire Street during March 2017, marking an important milestone for the light rail project in Surry Hills.
Work is now underway along the length of Devonshire Street between Chalmers and Bourke Streets, and into Olivia Gardens.
New traffic arrangements are now in place in this zone. Devonshire Street has been reduced to one lane of eastbound traffic between Crown and Bourke Streets, with no westbound traffic permitted along Devonshire Street, between Bourke and Elizabeth Streets. Right turns are not permitted from Bourke Street southbound and Crown Street southbound into Devonshire Street, and there is no left turn from Crown Street northbound into Devonshire Street. Disruption of access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths and crossings will be minimised at all times.
Work in Devonshire Street between Chalmers and Elizabeth Street and at the intersection of Devonshire and Elizabeth Streets (zone 15), has focused on underground utilities, including stormwater pipes and electricity cables (including a Sydney Trains feeder supplying power to Central). This work has paved the way for the arrival of the first tracks in Surry Hills in late April, through the Elizabeth Street intersection.
In late February, work started on the new traffic arrangements that are required before construction starts in Chalmers Street later this year. Randle Street is now closed as part of this work.
A Surry Hills Business and Community Forum will be held at the Bourke Street Primary School (access via Mort Street) on Wednesday 5 April 2017, from 6pm to 7pm. Please drop-in to meet members of the project team, to discuss light rail design and construction in Surry Hills.