Burton Street bridge footway closure

Cutler Footway closure

The City of Sydney and Woollahra Municipal Council will replace the Cutler Footway and refurbish the surrounding ageing infrastructure. Work is expected to begin mid-2018.

The new design will provide a concrete slab on top of the existing surface of the bridge, creating a foundation for a new footway.

We have developed a program of work that aims to reduce disruption to the local community. Construction will take place in phases.

We will need to partially close Burton Street and may need to temporarily close parts of Boundary Street and Barcom Avenue for work to take place. 

The City will carry out repairs to cracks and drainage work before the main work starts. We will also upgrade Boundary Street beneath the viaduct arch. This will include:

  • new lighting under the bridge to improve visibility for people crossing the road
  • new line markings to increase the separation of cars and pedestrians
  • a separation kerb to improve pedestrian safety at a key crossing point.

Alternative pedestrian access

For direct access between Burton and Liverpool streets, you can use the stairs on the other side of the bridge. This route is a similar distance and includes 44 steps.

For step-free access when heading eastbound:

  • walk 130m along West Street
  • turn right on Liverpool Street and walk 150m
  • continue straight ahead on Glenview Street for 50m
  • turn right on Liverpool Street and walk 100m to MacDonald Street.

The step-free route is about 250m longer than the direct route. We will continue to monitor these routes to ensure they are safe, clean and well lit. 

Transport for NSW is providing free bus travel across the bridge. 


For more information, please contact:

Adam Lander
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 June 2018