Wednesday, June 23, 2021

ACT light rail works tender on track

The ACT Government has released the first tender for construction of the capital’s light rail to Woden project.

ACT Minister for Transport and City Services, Chris Steel said enabling works for the relocation of utility assets were now out for contract and would include the first visible signs of work in the coming months.

“Building light rail to Woden is the single largest infrastructure build in our city’s history, and the start of construction on early works is now very close,” Minister Steel said.

“We’re getting on with building light rail, investing in better public transport and supporting local jobs. Subject to obtaining works approval for the early works and the procurement process, construction is expected to begin as early as August.”

The scope of the early works includes moving telecommunications and water utilities from their current location on London Circuit between Edinburgh Avenue and Constitution Avenue, to a new location along Vernon Circle.

This will ensure that essential services are not disrupted once main works start on raising London Circuit and other parts of delivering Stage 2 of light rail to Woden, the Minister said.

“Building light rail is going to be very disruptive during construction, but the project will deliver the long term benefits of making Canberra a more connected, sustainable and vibrant city,” Minister Steel said.

The ACT Government has recently launched a virtual engagement room which will keep Canberrans up to date on the latest project developments for Stage 2 of light rail to Woden as early works get underway.

Visit the engagement room: here

Download light rail project renders here

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