Elizabeth Street Bus Mall upgrade resumes

NEW contemporary bus shelters, wider footpath, trees and renewed lighting and paving are just some of the features of the continuing transformation of the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall into a pedestrian and passenger-friendly area.

Stage 2 works have now commenced and are anticipated to be finished by the end of 2019.

During this stage, the City of Hobart will demolish the old bus shelters, install new electrical infrastructure and lay out concrete foundation and paving for new bus shelters.

The bus shelters, designed by the City in collaboration with the community, are currently being fabricated to be put in place at the end of construction.

Bus stops will be affected throughout July, August and September.

The City of Hobart and Metro are working closely to ensure the works are conducted with a minimum impact on commuter services and that pedestrians and bus passengers are safe.

A Metro information officer will be on site to assist bus passengers.

During peak times on weekdays – before 9.30am and after 2.30pm – all stops will operate as normal.

Between 9.30am and 2.30pm, a temporary boarding area will apply to one stop at a time, starting from Stop J and progressing to Stop E throughout the construction period.

On weekends, a temporary boarding area will apply from 8am until 6pm on Saturday and from 10am until 6pm on Sunday.

For bus updates, please visit metrotas.com.au.

For more information about the project, visit hobartcity.com.au/busmall.

Caption: An artist’s impression of the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall.


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