Parramatta's Eat Street open for business
Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ has reopened with a fresh new look following the completion of major light rail construction along the dining strip, marking a significant milestone for the project.
With major construction fast-tracked in response to Covid-19, the construction fencing was removed on Church Street from Lennox Bridge to George Street in time for businesses to welcome back customers as restrictions eased.
More than 350 people worked each day and night on Eat Street, which involved installing 717 metres of dual-track, using 86 tonnes of steel, 891 cubic metres of concrete, relocating 300 utilities, and hand-fitting 300,000 cobblestone pavers between the tracks as well as 34,000 footpath pavers.
Transport for NSW worked with City of Parramatta Council to deliver an outcome that balanced the needs of businesses and the local community along with the safe operations of light rail.
Locals have started to explore the new outdoor dining features, planters and greenery, as well as the ‘flush finish’ shared pedestrian and light rail corridor.
A TfNSW activation called ‘Eat Street Uncovered’ is being rolled out to celebrate the completion of these works, including events and activities in the coming months.
Read the full media release here.