Albert Street station construction update - December 2021 to January 2022

 

Cross section graphic of Lot 1 station box

Lot 1 – Main station entrance (corner Mary and Albert streets)

The below works will occur within the standard construction hours of 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology.

  • Excavation and retention including rock hammering, drilling, anchoring and shotcreting.
  • Installing formwork, steel fixing and concreting activities.
  • Installing propping systems.
  • Installing drainage.
  • Controlled surface blasting.
  • Site facilities adjustments.
  • Spoil removal.

 

Lot 2 –Tunnelling and support activities within the acoustic spoil shed

The below tunnelling and tunnelling support activities are undertaken 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Tunnelling and support activities within the acoustic spoil shed will include:

  • Excavation using roadheader, rock hammer and controlled blasting
  • Permanent lining work in adits including waterproofing, reinforcement, installing formwork and concrete pumping.
  • Ventilation and tunnel services adjustments.
  • Underground retention including rock bolting and shotcreting.
  • Installing formwork, steel fixing and concreting activities underground.
  • Spoil removal.

 

Lot 3 – Northern station entrance site (142 Albert Street)

The below works will occur within the standard construction hours of 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology.

  • Excavation and retention including rock hammering,
    drilling, anchoring and shotcreting.
  • Installing formwork, steel fixing and concreting activities.
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Controlled surface blasting (trial).
  • Signage installation.
  • Spoil removal using tower crane.
  • Site facilities and gantry adjustments.
  • Installing and maintaining services.

Trial controlled blast at Lot 3

The Albert Street station northern entrance site (Lot 3) contains areas of very hard rock. To break through this rock, a small-scale trial controlled blast may be carried out in January to understand ground conditions, confirm noise and vibration levels and confirm predicted production levels.

Following the results of the trial blast, the project team may move to production surface blasting at this work site in 2022.

Further notification will be provided to directly impacted residents and businesses.
 

Local streets

The below works will occur within the standard construction hours of 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology.

The below works will occur along Albert Street between Alice and Queen streets and includes Elizabeth, Charlotte and Mary streets:

  • Installing and maintaining monitoring equipment and services.
  • Utility, borehole and geotechnical investigations
  • Vegetation maintenance.
Albert Street precinct map.

 

What to expect

Nearby residents and businesses may experience an increase in dust, noise and vibration. Increased truck and construction vehicle movements include ongoing delivery and removal of material, equipment and machinery.

For your safety, intermittent temporary pedestrian holds and diversions will be in place near the worksites. Please follow all directions of traffic controllers.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:

 

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