The new light rail bridge over the Eastern Distributor connecting Surry Hills and Moore Park in Sydney is almost complete.
New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said, “The NSW Government is getting on with building the light rail from the City to the South East, and with more than seven kilometres of the 12km route under construction, and Surry Hills and Moore Park now connected, it’s exciting to see this project coming to life.
“The Eastern Distributor Bridge will connect the missing link of the route between the CBD and the South East, and enables crews to continue tunnelling in Moore Park and expand construction in Surry Hills.”
The first glimpse of what light rail will look like through Surry Hills has also been released, showing pedestrian-friendly footpaths and pocket parks, outdoor dining and a green corridor along Devonshire Street.
“Our focus is to maintain that unique personality that residents and visitors all love about Surry Hills, while improving the streetscape and providing a fantastic new public transport service at the same time,” Mr Constance said.
“There’s an opportunity for us to make massive improvements that will add to the culture and environment of Devonshire Street, and as well as new pocket parks, we are undergrounding the current overhead powerlines and widening footpaths where we can.”
Major construction of the CBD and South East Light Rail started in October 2015 with services to begin operating in 2019.