The City Council are taking advantage of road closures in place along Manchester Street, due to earthquake damage, to bring forward some of the tram extension work. Two sections of tram track will be laid – a curved rail running from High Street east into Lichfield Street and a straight section running diagonally across the intersection along High Street. This would mean less disruption to traffic. Work will begin on Tuesday 26 October.
Tram extension work is now getting full on with work currently underway at three locations (Oxford Terrace, Poplar Street and High Street between Cashel Street and Lichfield Street).