Willoughby Road upgrade

Willoughby Road in Crows Nest is being refreshed with new paving, lighting and street furniture. The existing planter boxes defining the outdoor dining areas will make way for a more contemporary design.

The area to be upgraded extends from Burlington to Albany Street and includes many popular outdoor dining areas and entertainment areas.

Project update

  • Road crossing for Ausgrid conduits outside 39 Willoughby Road have been completed
  • Contractor, Garde will finish work on Friday 15 December and return to work on Monday 8 January 2024
  • Footpath trenching for new streetlighting completed from Albany Street to Ernest Place
  • Footpath trenching will take place between Ernest Place and Burlington Street and be completed 15 December
  • A site compound will be in place outside no. 31 to 45 Willoughby Road
  • Electrical underbore connection to Northside Centre at no.65 Willoughby Road has been completed

Project history

  • Council adopted the preferred design option 1C on 27 February 2023.
  • The tender for undergrounding of power and lighting upgrade was awarded on 28 August 2023
  • Construction commenced 5 October 2023, with anticipated completion mid-2024.

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