Albert Street station construction update - September & October 2022

Work to construct the future station buildings at the main station entrance site (Lot 1) and northern station site (Lot 3) is progressing well. Concreting and steel fixing activities will continue to increase at both sites as the buildings continue to rise.

Excavation of the drainage sump at the underground cavern site (Lot 2) is nearing completion. Permanent lining and underground retention work also continues underground.

 

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.

Works at Lot 1 will include:

  • Large concrete pours involving concrete trucks and pumps parked on Mary Street, and Albert Street near Charlotte Street.
  • Cutting and fixing steel reinforcement bars and mesh..
  • Transport of materials, equipment and machinery.
  • Installing a hoist and construction elevator.
  • Installing slipform to construct the building.
  • Utility, survey and geotechnical work.
  • Site facility adjustments.

 
Steel reinforcement and formwork at Lot 1
 

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

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

Tunnelling and support activities will include:

  • Minor excavation activities using rock hammers.
  • Underground controlled blasting.
  • Installing formwork, steel fixing, waterproofing and concreting activities underground.
  • Spoil removal and haulage.
  • Services adjustments within the tunnel.
  • Underground retention including rock bolting and shotcreting.
  • Transport of materials, equipment and machinery.

 
Waterproofing and steel fixing in the underground cavern
 

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.

Work to construct the station building will include:

  • Large concrete pours involving concrete trucks and pumps parked on Albert Street near Charlotte and Elizabeth streets.
  • Implementing changed traffic arrangements on Albert Street during large concrete pours. Entry and exit to the Royal Albert Hotel will be via Elizabeth Street while the closure is in place.
  • Cutting and fixing steel reinforcement bars and mesh.
  • Transport of materials, equipment and machinery.
  • Hoist and concrete boom installation
  • Installation of concrete pump line.
  • Pile and capping beam demolition.
  • Installing temporary scaffolding.
  • Site facility adjustments.

 

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 and maintenance.
  • Vegetation maintenance.

 

Map of Albert Street works area.

 

What to expect

During construction of the new station buildings and underground platform, there will be an increase in workforce and vehicles at the three Albert Street sites for transport of materials, equipment and machinery.

Nearby residents and businesses may also experience an increase in dust, noise and vibration.

For your safety, intermittent temporary pedestrian and traffic holds and diversions will be in place near the worksites during concrete pours and other deliveries to the sites. 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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