Construction schedule released for Parramatta LRT in the CBD

The New South Wales government has unveiled the construction schedule for Parramatta LRT project in the city’s CBD. The plan, featuring innovative technology and inventive engineering, has been developed to minimise impact on local businesses as much as possible.
Major construction will begin in June 2020. From 1 February 2020, Church Street between Macquarie to Market Streets (including the ‘Eat Street’ dining strip) will become a pedestrian-only zone.
During this time, mobile work sites and temporary hoardings will be established along Church Street. A micro-tunnelling machine will construct drainage beneath the street from Centenary Square to the Parramatta River, to reduce noise and impact compared to street-level works.
The AUD 2.4 billion (USD 1.6 billion) Parramatta LRT will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, revitalising the region and communities along the route.
It is estimated that Parramatta LRT will be daily used by 28,000 passengers in 2026. By 2041, the new light rail line will take 25,000 cars off the road.

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