Part of Hunter Street to Re-Open

Newcastle’s light rail project is set to hit another milestone on Tuesday with the section between Worth Place and Darby Street opening up to traffic.

The new section includes widened footpaths, landscaping and an upgraded road surface.

Around 40% of work along Hunter Street is now complete.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald says this positive step will be a boost for the CBD.

“I think this will be a shot in the arm for the end of town near Worth Place.”

“It was a neglected area before, you can see confidence returning,” says Mr MacDonald.

Road conditions have changed since the light rail track has been put in place, with motorists being asked to be extra vigilant.

“I just ask them to go through carefully as they’re getting used to it, you’re not allowed to drive on the light rail track,” says Mr MacDonald.

Image: NSW Transport

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