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Hunter Street, Honeysuckle to connect at Steel Street in upgrade

STEEL Street will link Hunter Street and Honeysuckle Drive when works due to begin next week are complete.

The state government has announced it will allow drivers to cross the light rail tracks at Steel Street between the two major thoroughfares, as well as establishing a right-turn lane for northbound traffic onto Honeysuckle Drive.

A westbound turn lane onto Steel Street is designed to increase the capacity of that intersection.

Work will also include pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and pedestrian islands.

The upgrade is expected to take three months and will begin on Tuesday, weather permitting.

Trees on Honeysuckle Drive and one on Steel Street will be removed as part of the project. Off-road workswill be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.

“To minimise traffic disruption, most road work will be carried out at night between 7pm and 7am from Sunday to Thursday, subject to approval,” the government said in a statement.

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