Transport Canberra and City Services

New City Transport Interchange & City Improvements

Verge Visualisation

Current Activity

As at Monday 24 September 2018, work continues on the light rail stop on Northbourne Avenue at Alinga Street and we have begun work on the Northbourne Verge project that reclaims the road for public use.

You will see fencing in place, reduced speed limit signs, lane closures and construction workers.

We are making the Central Business District of Canberra more attractive, safer and easier to get around. We are delivering a new integrated transport network that needs to be supported by an effective interchange in the City for pedestrians, cyclists as well as bus and light rail commuters.

The new interchange and city improvements will deliver the light rail stop connecting to an extended bus interchange.

We will also get ready for the City to Woden light rail by completing work in the Northbourne verges delivering new pedestrian areas as well as seating, lighting, a cycle path and outdoor dining within distinctive formal landscaping outside Canberra’s historic Sydney and Melbourne buildings.

We are out and about talking to businesses and stakeholders as these construction works progress.


  • Light Rail Alinga Street Stop - Northbourne Avenue - underway now
  • Northbourne verges - Sydney and Melbourne Buildings - underway now
  • Extension of the City Bus Station - Alinga Street - to begin soon
  • Laneway waste enclosures - Sydney Building (Verity Ln) and Melbourne Building (Odger Ln) - to begin soon


Majority of construction works will begin from late September to the end of 2018.


Northbourne Avenue from London Circuit to Rudd Street.

Alinga Street from Mort Street through the Northbourne Avenue intersection to the existing bus interchange.

Effects on traffic

  • Delays are expected.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access will be affected and there will be detours in place.
  • Cyclists will be asked to dismount and walk through the detour.
  • A lane change will be required by road users travelling north and south on Northbourne.
  • Barriers, warning signs and directional signage will be erected to alert road users, pedestrians and cyclists to the closures.
  • Road users and pedestrians are asked to be mindful of the changed traffic arrangements and to seek an alternate route where possible.

Construction Updates  

Construction Update #1 - City Precinct - Northbourne Avenue (PDF 385KB) | Word version (DOC 1.1MB)

Key Resources

Traffic Management Plan (PDF 2.8MB)

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