Temporary weekend closure to traffic O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills

A full closure of the O’Connell Terrace bridge will be in place and a detour required for motorists between 8:00pm Friday 23 October until 5:00am Monday 26 October 2020. Access for emergency vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained.

Weekend work and traffic changes are required to undertake rock strengthening works under the O’Connell Terrace bridge over the railway located between Lanham Street and Tufton Street, Bowen Hills. Due to traffic restrictions and for the safety of the community and our workers, works will occur continuously during the day and night during this time.

map of the RNA showgrounds which highlights works along O'Connell Terrace

Details of work

The activities outlined below are scheduled to occur between Friday 23 and Monday 26 October 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting. These activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to take place within a planned weekend track closure, as outlined below.

At the O’Connell Terrace bridge in Bowen Hills and between 8:00pm Friday 23 October until 5:00am Monday 26 October 2020, the following works will occur;

  • Rock strengthening works underneath the O’Connell Terrace bridge – traffic detours will be in place.

At Roma Street station to Mayne Yard in Bowen Hills and intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 24 and 2:00am Monday 26 October 2020, the following works will occur;

  • Earthworks and drainage installation
  • Cable route installation
  • Signalling works
  • Track work and the removal of the existing holding road behind Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Installation of new overhead wire mast foundations.


Works will involve

These works will involve:

  • Signposted detour via Brookes Street, Gregory Terrace and Bowen Bridge Road
  • Access to local side roads along O’Connell Terrace will be maintained (Lanham Street and Tufton Street)
  • Access across the O’Connell Terrace bridge will be permitted for emergency vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians only.


What to expect

During these works you may notice some changes around your local area such as:

  • Traffic control for lane closures, diversions and detours including signage to direct motorists
  • Visual message boards will operate in the area to keep you informed
  • Increased localised noise, dust and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles
  • Lighting towers to light work areas at night.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible during these works and seek an alternative route, as delays are expected. Please plan your journey and allow additional time if travelling through the area.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in proximity to the project site.

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

If you would like to speak with a member of the UNITY Alliance Project Team about these planned works please contact 1800 010 875 or email [email protected] anytime for more personalised consultation.

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