Albert Street station construction update - May 2022

Last month the Albert Street site team achieved another milestone, with the completion of excavation at the main station entrance site (Lot 1). Works will now focus on construction of the station building. In May, the Lot 1 site will see permanent structure work starting, including pouring the base slab and outer walls.

The underground cavern site (Lot 2) is in the final stages of excavation with work to install permanent lining to commence at the end of the month.

At the northern station entrance site (Lot 3) excavation and retention continues following controlled surface blasting.

 

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:

  • Drainage and formwork installation.
  • Cutting and fixing steel reinforcement bars and mesh.
  • Large concrete pours to construct the building’s floors and walls.
  • Delivery and removal of materials, equipment and machinery.
  • Additional mobile crane installation.
  • Installation of concrete placement booms.
  • Utility, survey and geotechnical work.
  • Site facilities adjustments.

 

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

 
Underground cavern excavation progress
 

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

Tunnelling and support activities will include:

  • Excavation using rock hammers.
  • Installing formwork, steel fixing, waterproofing and concreting activities underground.
  • Spoil removal and haulage.
  • Controlled underground blasting.
  • Ventilation and tunnel services adjustments.
  • Underground retention including rock bolting and shotcreting.

 

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, rock cutting, anchoring, rock bolting and shotcreting.
  • Spoil removal and haulage.
  • Site facilities and gantry adjustments.
  • Installing and maintaining services.

 

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.

 

What to expect

During the construction and fit-out stage, there will be an increase in workforce at the three Albert Street sites.

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

Dust suppression measures operate on site (including water misting curtains at the front of the acoustic shed on Mary Street).

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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