Albert Street Access Changes

From 30 September 2019, the Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations (T&S) contractor will close the section of Albert Street between Mary and Charlotte streets to enable the safe construction of the Cross River Rail project and the new Albert Street Station. This section of Albert Street will become the main construction site and will remain permanently closed to make way for a pedestrian plaza once construction is complete.

Details of work

Brisbane CBD traffic, transport and pedestrian routes will be changed to enable safe construction of the new Albert Street Station.

This work will happen in stages so please follow all signage and see map below for more information regarding the changes.

For road users:

  • This is a permanent road closure in this section of Albert Street with access for construction traffic only.
  • Traffic lanes on Mary and Charlotte streets will have some intermittent temporary lane closures, with traffic control as required.
  • There will be no car parking or loading zones available in this closed section of Albert Street.
  • The Myer Centre carpark exit ramp on Albert Street will remain open with a new right turn into Charlotte Street.
  • Albert Street, between Charlotte and Elizabeth streets, will remain open during this stage of work but will be temporarily closed for project activities for a period of time in 2020. Further information will be provided.

For pedestrians and cyclists:

  • Pedestrian access through this section of Albert Street will remain open and will be realigned in accordance with the construction site, please follow signage.
  • Cyclists will need to dismount and use the footpath on Albert Street when travelling between Charlotte and Mary streets.
  • Albert Street businesses will remain open and accessible for pedestrians. Follow the signage to these businesses throughout construction.
  • There may be short term management of pedestrians with the assistance of traffic control officers for safety.

Albert Street site layout and access change information

Albert Street site Layout


 

Albert Street access changes – Stage 1


 

Albert Street access changes – Stage 2

Site establishment

From Monday 16 September 2019, the Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations team will be undertaking site establishment activities in preparation for major construction work to begin in the Albert Street area. The Albert Street site will be located in the closed section of the street between Mary Street and Charlotte Street.

Important information about this work includes:

  • An increase in construction workers and vehicles in the area.
  • Site fencing and barriers installed for the safety of the community and workers.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access changes.
  • Signage being installed.
  • Traffic control officers in the area.
  • Site offices and worker facilities being installed.
  • Construction machinery such as cranes and trucks.
  • Utility works.

Albert Street businesses remain open and accessible for pedestrians. Follow signage to these businesses throughout construction. Access from the Myer Centre carpark exit ramp onto Charlotte Street will remain open.

What to expect

  • Work will mostly be carried out between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. However, some work may be required at night due to traffic restrictions and to maintain the safety of the community and our workers. We will notify nearby residents of night works.
  • During work, nearby businesses and residents may experience an increase in noise, dust and vibration. These impacts will be reduced as much as possible by using the latest in environmental management and construction techniques.
  • While traffic delays should be minor, traffic control officers will be in place where required to maintain the safety of road users, the community and workers.
  • Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site. We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to update you as work progresses.