Burton Street bridge footway closure

Cutler Footway closure

Work to replace the Cutler Footway and upgrade the Burton Street viaduct will start in May.

We will install a concrete road surface on top of the bridge with an integrated footway to improve safety. 

The bridge will be closed to people walking and driving from May to November 2019 so we can safely complete these works.

This infrastructure is complex and ageing, and it has taken longer than expected to find a solution.

We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience.

Works include:

  • a wider footway for people walking
  • safety barriers, lighting and signs
  • of the viaduct arches, a new road deck and drainage.

Buses and emergency vehicles will continue to use the bridge.

Free bus access across the bridge will continue for anyone who has difficulty using the alternative routes. 

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.


For step-free access heading westbound:

  • walk along Liverpool Street for 100 metres
  • turn left on Glenview Street and walk for 50 metres
  • continue straight ahead on Liverpool Street for 150 metres
  • turn left onto West Street and walk for 130 metres.

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. 


For more information about the works, please contact:

James Chia
Haslin Constructions, Project Manager
0408 221 028

For more information about the project, please contact: 

Adam Lander
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 3 May 2019