Sydney George St works update

BY Australian Retailers Association
08 October 2015

Light rail constructionAltrac Light Rail has begun work on the CBD and South East Light Rail in Zone 5 (George St between King St and Market St).

According to Altrac, the majority of works in this zone are expected to take place during the day, however, some night works will be required. Affected retailers will be contacted prior to any night works undertaken, with work in this zone to continue after December 1.

Day works will be carried out from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturday, while night works will be done from 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday (when required).

Work taking place during the period includes traffic signal works to manage traffic flow; establishment of the work site including the
installation of fencing and hoardings; line marking to help direct traffic through the work zones; trenching along and across the track alignment to ensure protection and preservation of utilities; and utility works to modify access and relocate services from the light rail track alignment.

In preparation for the closure of Zone 5 on October 23, additional night works will be required at further locations along George St including the intersections of Hunter St, King St, Market St, Park St, Druitt St, Liverpool St, Goulburn St, and Hay Street.

Works during this time will include line marking, sign posting and minor signal works. This may include additional lane closures and or the temporary closure of George Street at night and on weekends.

Traffic changes
George St will remain open to general traffic between King St and Market St during this time. There will be changes to the road layout and motorists need to observe line markings and signage. During night time preparatory works intersections will remain open with reduced lanes and signage and traffic management personnel will be in place to help direct vehicles. Access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths will be maintained at all times.

Noise and dust
You may experience some noise during these works. Where required, any dust generating activities will be watered down and vehicles will be switched off when not in use to minimise noise. Every effort will be made to reduce the impact to residents and businesses while work takes place.

From October 23 to December 1 day works will be carried out from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturday, with night works from
8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday (when required).

Signage and personnel will be in place to help direct vehicles safely around construction activity. All east/west movements across George St and
access to buildings, driveways and pedestrian footpaths will be maintained at all times.

The signalised mid-block crossing in zone 5 will be converted to a zebra crossing for the closure. A monitoring regime will be in place for this change to pedestrian facilities.

Cyclists will need to dismount prior to entering this zone 5 area. Cyclists not having a destination within this section will be redirected to other routes.

For more detailed maps on block closures and how to move around the CBD visit mysydney.com.au.

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