Major light rail construction on Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ dining strip will be fast-tracked for completion in mid-2021, returning the precinct to sophisticated outdoor dining as quickly as possible.
Amending the construction schedule in response to COVID-19 would see work continue through a planned three month construction break, bringing forward the completion of major construction.
Transport for NSW consulted with the Parramatta Light Rail Business Reference Group and the Eat Street businesses on whether to postpone the grace period activation, which was scheduled to begin on November 1, and of those who voted, 90% were in favour of fast-tracking the work.
The activation, known as ‘Eat Street Uncovered’, will now take place from August 2021 before the second phase of light rail works, installation of light rail stops, testing and commissioning, begins.
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