Changes for road users as George Street south pedestrian zone steps in
10 July, 2020

Artist impression of George St south pedestrian zone

CBD road users will experience changed traffic conditions at the southern end of George Street from 6am Monday 20 July as a new pedestrian zone begins to take shape in the heart of Sydney.

The changes are part of City of Sydney’s plan to turn more of George Street into a pedestrian-only boulevard, creating new spaces for businesses to operate, attract visitors back into the city centre and ensure people can move around comfortably while maintaining physical distancing.

From Monday 20 July:

  • George Street will be closed to general motorists in each direction between Ultimo Road and Bathurst Street.
  • Motorists on George Street northbound will need to turn left into Ultimo Road.
  • Ultimo Road will be one-way westbound between George Street and Quay Street.
  • There will be no eastbound movement on Ultimo Road, between Quay Street and Thomas Street.
  • Campbell Street, between Pitt and George Street will be converted to two-way traffic and for local access only. There will be no access from Campbell Street into George Street.
  • Hay Street, between George and Sussex will also be closed to westbound motorists.
  • There will be no left turn from Goulburn Street eastbound into George Street northbound.
  • Motorists should use Pitt Street, Elizabeth Street or Wentworth Avenue/College Street/Macquarie Street to travel north across the city.

View a map of the changes here.

Local access to properties will remain for residents, courier drivers and emergency services, with traffic controllers in place initially to assist local traffic.

While the street closures will initially be temporary, City of Sydney is proposing to make the changes permanent and will soon place the plans on exhibition for community feedback.

For more information visit the City of Sydney website.

Artist impression courtesy of City of Sydney

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