Exhibition station construction update - October to November 2022

During August and September 2022, demolition of the existing Exhibition station buildings was complete. In October and November, installation of masts and foundations for overhead electrical wires will continue along with earthworks and rock excavation.

 

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during October and November 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Installation of mast foundations and structures for overhead electrical lines and cable routes and pits within the rail
    corridor between Campbell Street and south of Bowen Bridge Road
  • Rock excavation within the rail corridor between Campbell Street and Bowen Bridge Road
  • Construction of critical signalling infrastructure
  • Surveying and investigating underground services, such as water, electricity and gas
  • Track work and maintenance.

 

Out of hours work

Additional activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours, as outlined below.

At Spring Hill and Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 6:00pm and 6:00am throughout October and November 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Concrete deliveries and pours
  • Installation of cable routes and pits within the rail corridor including pulling new cables in conduits
  • Minor earthworks to support signalling installation
  • Track work and maintenance.

From Roma Street to Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 1 and 3:00am Monday 3 October 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Installation of overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor.
  • Track work and maintenance.

From Roma Street to Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 9:30am Monday 17 and 10:00pm Sunday 23 October 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Rock excavation and earthworks within the RNA Showgrounds
  • Installation of electrification screens at Bowen Bridge Road and O’Connell Terrace
  • Installation of overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor
  • Track work and maintenance.

From Roma Street to Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 2:00am Monday 14 and 10:00pm Sunday 20 November 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Rock excavation and earthworks within the RNA Showgrounds
  • Installation of electrification screens at Bowen Bridge Road and O’Connell Terrace
  • Installation of overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor
  • Track work and maintenance.

 

Work area Exhibition station precinct in October and November 2022

October to November Exhibition works area
 

What to expect

During these works you may notice some intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators with hydraulic hammers, mobile cranes, small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas at night
  • Use of large machinery such as excavators with hydraulic hammers to remove rock and concrete structures around Exhibition station and load material into trucks for transport
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Intermittent closures of the pedestrian underpass beneath Exhibition station. Please follow the signage and directions of traffic control in the area
  • Increased levels of noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Access into the rail corridor will be via the Victoria Park access road, Bowen Bridge Road, Lanham Street and O’Connell Terrace via the RNA Showgrounds.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form: