Site investigations between Fairfield station, Park Road station and Buranda

During February 2020, the Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations team will be working in the rail corridor between Fairfield station, Park Road station and Buranda to prepare for the construction of Cross River Rail.

Details of work

The activities outlined below are scheduled to occur from Saturday 15 to Monday 17 February 2020 and Saturday 29 February to Monday 2 March 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting. These activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to fit with existing Queensland Rail works, as outlined below.

  • Locations of work

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  • Stage 1

    Date and hours of work

    Between 2:00am Saturday 15 February and 3:00am Monday 17 February 2020.

    Type of work

    • Topographical survey work and monitoring sensor installation

    Stage 2

    Date and hours of work

    Between midnight Saturday 29 February and 3:00am 2 March 2020.

    Type of work

    • Underground rock and soil investigations
    • Survey and installation of monitoring sensors and track investigation
    • Drilling bore holes

    Stage 1

    Date and hours of work

    Between 2:00am Saturday 15 February and 3:00am Monday 17 February 2020.

    Type of work

    • Survey and inspection of pits
    • Establishing a work site and access point in the rail corridor at the end of Railway Terrace
    • Installation of an under-track crossing and
      upgrading a track crossing
    • Underground rock and soil investigations

    Stage 2

    Date and hours of work

    Between midnight Saturday 29 February and 3:00am 2 March 2020.

    Type of work

    • Survey and identification of utilities such as
      water, electricity and gas
    • Survey and installation of monitoring
      sensors
    • Cable relocations and track investigation

What to expect

During investigation activity, you may notice some minor disruptions such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise, lighting and dust from the use of machinery such as drill rigs, vacuum excavation
    trucks, excavators, water cart, piling rig and elevated work platforms
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the project corridor
  • Delivery of plant, materials and equipment to the project corridor.

 

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for nearby residents and businesses, this includes:

  • Maintaining access to residents’ properties
  • Keeping higher noise-generating activities to the daylight hours of shifts wherever possible
  • Ensuring plant / equipment used has been maintained
  • Minimising light spill – directing light-generating plant and equipment away from residences
  • Conducting toolbox talks with work crews to remind them of out of hours work protocols (no unnecessary noise).

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