Construction gears up in the south east

1 April 2016

CBD and South East Light Rail major construction will start in Moore Park tonight, with preparation for the new light rail tunnel under Anzac Parade.

Work will begin to construct a temporary diversion of Anzac Parade between Lang Road and the Albert Tibby Cotter Bridge, with all six lanes to be diverted to the east while the tunnel is built.

When the tunnel is completed, the temporary road will be removed and the area restored to its former use, including the replanting of trees.

The following road and busway changes will come into effect  from 10pm, Friday 1 April:

  • Northbound buses will use the Tramway Oval busway between 7am and 9am, and Anzac Parade with general traffic at all other times.
  • Southbound buses will operate on Anzac Parade with general traffic at all times.
  • A new shared pedestrian footpath and cycleway will be constructed on the eastern side of Anzac Parade.

Director CBD Transport Taskforce Steve Issa said while construction is underway in this zone, drivers and bus customers from the South East should be allow extra travel time in case of delays.

“By temporarily diverting traffic, we are reducing planned construction time to less than a year and the impact to drivers is significantly minimised,” Mr Issa said.

“All traffic on Anzac Parade will be directed on to the temporary road diversion in July and will return to Anzac Parade around the middle of next year.

“During zone and tunnel construction, northbound buses will still use the Moore Park busway during morning peak periods and southbound buses will operate on Anzac Parade.”

The new 12-kilometre CBD and South East Light Rail will link Circular Quay with Randwick and Kingsford via George Street and Central, with services to begin operating from 2019.