Parramatta Light Rail early works officially begin
By Anna Roberts on 25 January 2019
With intersection upgrades, new traffic light installation, landscaping and traffic adjustments underway, early works on the Parramatta Light Rail have officially commenced
On Parramatta’s George and O’Connell Streets, work recently begun ahead of major construction work on the 12-kilometre line to connect Westmead to Carlingford, via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia. To deliver the $2.4 billion project, the NSW Government recently awarded a pair of major contracts, which will include four kilometres of catenary-free rail.
In addition, O’Connell will be widened to four lanes from Barney to Albert Street, and the enabling works will make George Street two-way in the Parramatta CBD.
Construction is set to begin this year.
Photo courtesy of Parramatta Light Rail