Closure of Florence St and Footbridge

Temporarily closed a number of times in October

The old Hornsby Railway Station footbridge which is to be replaced.

As part of the construction of a new Hornsby Footbridge the current bridge will be temporarily closed a number of times over the next week, while Florence Street will be temporarily closed to vehicles.

Pedestrians will be able to cross George Street at the traffic lights at Burdett Street and Peats Ferry Road.

Residents and businesses will have vehicle access via Hunter Lane, which will be under traffic control.

“Works of this nature always cause some disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.

“At moments like this all we can do is remember how exciting it will be to have the new footbridge, which will be twice as wide as the current bridge and include two lifts.”

The closures will occur on the following days:

  • Friday 2 October – several short closures of Florence Street
  • Tuesday 6 October – several short closures of Florence Street
  • Wednesday 7 October – Florence Street and footbridge closed from 3pm to 10pm
  • Thursday 8 October – Footbridge closed from 7am to 12pm
  • Friday 9 October – Florence Street closed from 7am to 3pm

Throughout this period there will be a significant amount of noise, as a temporary ramp is installed and sections of the old bridge are demolished.

“It’s not going to be much fun – there’s no other way to say it – but we sincerely hope this doesn’t diminish anybody’s excitement about finally having a new bridge,” Mayor Russell said.

It’s possible that weather and other factors could delay this work. For up to date information on the closures visit Council’s website at: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/footbridge.

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