Albert Street station construction update - February to March 2023

Albert Street station is starting to take shape as the focus in 2023 continues to be construction of the new station buildings. Concreting, steel fixing and site facility adjustments continue for both the main station entrance site (Lot 1) and northern station entrance site (Lot 3).

30 metres beneath Albert Street, the permanent cavern arch lining is nearing completion. The team has started to install precast mezzanine segments which will form the mezzanine level of the station.

 

Lot 1 -Main station entrance site (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 (requiring night work and early mornings) 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.
  • Tower crane installation.
  • Slipform and jumpform installation to construct the building.
  • Utility, survey and geotechnical work.
  • Site facility adjustments.

 

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

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

  • Formwork installation, steel fixing, waterproofing and concreting activities underground.
  • Service adjustments within the tunnel.
  • Underground retention including rock bolting and shotcreting.
  • Transport of materials, equipment and machinery.
  • Delivery and installation of precast mezzanine segments.

 

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 (requiring night work and early mornings) involving concrete trucks and pumps parked on Albert Street near Charlotte and Elizabeth streets.
  • Installing jumpform to construct the building.
  • Cutting and fixing steel reinforcement bars and mesh.
  • Transport of materials, equipment and machinery.
  • Relocating tower crane (separate notification will be issued prior to works commencing).
  • Setting up temporary mobile crane.
  • Site surface excavation works.
  • Site facility adjustments including partial gantry removal and site office changes.
  • Temporary structure demolition including slab, retaining wall, piles and capping beam.

 

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, maintaining and removing monitoring equipment and services.
  • Utility, borehole and geotechnical investigations and maintenance.
  • Vegetation maintenance.
  • Permanent service and utility connections.

Major works on Mary Street for the permanent service connection to Lot 1 are now complete. Further notification will be issued prior to other major service and utility connections around the Albert Street work sites.
 

Map of the Albert Street worksites.

 

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 the 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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