Southern area construction update - September & October 2022

At the Boggo Road station site, installation of formwork, reinforcement and concreting is ongoing.

Excavation of the Southern Tunnel Portal that will connect into the Boggo Road station is nearing completion, marking another project milestone.

Activities to build the pedestrian and cycle bridge on Peter Doherty and Kent streets will continue in September and October.


Boggo Road station construction

Construction of the Boggo Road station continues with precast concrete beams being delivered at night from September 2022 through to 2023. These beams will form the mezzanine level of the future station.

Back of house works in the northern cavern are now complete and preparation work for the installation of precast concrete to form the mezzanine level has started.

Construction activities include:

  • Ongoing steel installation within the station box
  • Arrival of precast concrete beams at night. Due to the size of the concrete beams, deliveries will occur at night as per traffic permit approvals.
  • Concrete pours and station box work scheduled overnight or in the early hours of the morning.
  • Traffic management changes to facilitate oversized precast concrete beam deliveries, as required.
  • Service relocation work within the Boggo Road station worksite.
  • Delivery of equipment and materials via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street (including night works).

Boggo Road station construction

Southern Tunnel Portal construction

Southern Tunnel Portal construction continues across Kent Street, Boggo Road south, Railway Terrace and Peter Doherty Street worksites. Excavation of the tunnel portal is expected to be completed in late 2022. Once complete, concrete lining works and tunnel fit out activities will commence.

Railway Terrace and Kent Street utility work will continue in September and October. Changes to improve access will be implemented on Railway Terrace, where practicable, to reduce the impact for drivers accessing Dutton and Rawnsley streets. Utility work is expected to be complete in late 2022.

Construction activities in September and October will include:

  • Excavation and steel reinforced concrete construction to continue the tunnel portal connection
  • Excavation, pumping, manhole build and surface finishing to connect the new sewer and stormwater drainage.
  • Installation of temporary above ground service pipe along Railway Terrace and Kent Street.


Pedestrian and cycle bridge

Work on the pedestrian and cycle bridge that will connect Peter Doherty Street to the Princess Alexandra Hospital precinct continues. Through September and October work will include:

  • Service relocation
  • Earthworks and excavation
  • Transporting machinery and equipment to and from work areas
  • Piling and jackhammering
  • Steel and concrete works

Bridge construction activities will be scheduled during standard construction hours, but evening and night work may be required. Activities that generate increased levels of noise will be planned during standard construction hours. Some activities may require temporary road closures on Kent Street. Additional notification will be provided before high impact activities and traffic changes. Bridge construction is expected to be complete in late 2023.

During construction, you may notice:

  • Boggo Road station construction hours are 24 hours Monday to Friday and 6.30am – 6.30pm on Saturdays.
  • Southern Tunnel Portal construction hours are 24 hours, seven days a week. This includes work during weekend rail corridor closures.
  • Pedestrian and cycle bridge construction hours are Monday to Saturday, 6am – 6pm however some night work may be required
  • Construction activities may generate increased levels of noise, dust and vibration, and will mitigate onsite where possible.
  • Construction vehicles travelling to and from the worksite via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street, Rawnsley Street, Railway Terrace, Dutton Street and Kent Street.
  • Extended concrete pours scheduled to start early in the morning.
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to the worksite including at night.
  • Temporary closures of local streets.
  • Potential short term disruption to utility services. Additional notification will be provided if impacts are expected.

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