Parramatta CBD prepped for light rail

18 August 2020

Innovative design and construction technology have helped to untangle a maze of utilities in Parramatta’s CBD ahead of major construction of the Parramatta Light Rail.

Following the closure of Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ to car traffic in February 2020, approximately 300 utilities have been identified and relocated across the CBD.

The Parramatta Light Rail is being built around pre-existing utilities such as power lines, stormwater drains, underground gas and water pipes, sewerage systems, and critical telecommunications lines.

Transport for NSW conducted its own site investigations and consulted the major utility providers from the very early stages to plan design and construction activities, using augmented reality and digital 3D technology to map more than 300 in-ground services. 

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