Exhibition station construction update - February and March 2024

During December 2023 and January 2024, construction continued on station retaining walls and a new railway bridge behind the John MacDonald Stand. During February and March 2024, fit out of the station shade canopy will continue, along with concrete works within the station plaza and for retaining wall construction. Works will commence on the shared path between the station entry and Bowen Bridge Road.

 

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during February and March 2024, 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
  • Commence construction of a new shared path between Bowen Bridge Road and the station entry
  • Paving of the station platforms, installation of structural steel, concrete for the new station plaza and fit out of station canopy
  • Construction of station retaining walls and new railway bridge
  • Track work and maintenance.

 

Out of hours work

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

In Spring Hill and Bowen Hills, and during a night shift that will occur intermittently between 6:30pm and 6:30am throughout February and March 2024, 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 and rock excavation to support signalling and service installation
  • Installation of structural steel and concrete pours for new station bridges and retaining walls
  • Station fit out and service installation
  • Track work and maintenance.

In Spring Hill and Bowen Hills, and between 10:30am Wednesday 14 February to 2:00am Friday 23 February, 2:00am Friday 1 March to 10:00pm Sunday 10 March 2024 and 2:00am Friday 29 March to 2:00am Monday 22 April 2024, the following works will occur:

  • Rock excavation and earthworks between Campbell Street, Bowen Hills and Victoria Park, Spring Hill
  • Installation of overhead electrical structures, mast foundations, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor
  • Installation of structural steel and concrete pours for new station bridges and plaza
  • Earthworks and installation of drainage
  • Track work and maintenance.

 

Work area Exhibition station precinct in February and March 2024

Map of the RNA Showgrounds precinct showing works areas around Exhibition station and within the rail corridor.
 

What to expect

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

  • Use of large machinery such as excavators with hydraulic hammers to remove rock, cranes and concrete pumps for concrete structures between Campbell Street and Bowen Bridge Road and loading material into trucks for transport
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • 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 Brisbane Showgrounds.

We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to update you as work progresses.

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