Victoria Park construction access

From late November 2019, the UNITY Alliance will commence works to widen the existing access road in Victoria Park between Gregory Terrace and the rail corridor, to prepare for construction of the Cross River Rail project.

The existing access road in Victoria Park will be widened to enable safe access for construction vehicles to the rail corridor. This temporary access road will be used for the duration of construction and upon project completion the widening works will be removed, and the area reinstated.

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday between late November 2019 and February 2020:

  • Widening the existing access road in Victoria Park to accommodate a two-way vehicle movement. This includes excavation and removal of materials from site, installing road gravels, new asphalt, sections of kerb and signage
  • Widening of the existing entry / exit point from Gregory Terrace into Victoria Park
  • Changes to the existing pedestrian and cycle shared user path. This includes installing give way signage and building a new section of pedestrian and cycle path to provide a safe connection around the work area
  • Minor vegetation removal. Any disturbed areas will be reinstated in consultation with Brisbane City Council upon project completion
  • Site office and crib facilities will be established on the site from January 2020, once the existing Queensland Health building has been demolished.

From February 2020, the Gregory Terrace / Victoria Park intersection will be temporarily upgraded to a signalised intersection to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. This includes the removal of some parking spaces along Gregory Terrace. Residents will be notified closer to the time of works commencing.

Out of hours works

In addition to the activities scheduled during normal work hours, the activities outlined below are scheduled to occur within the approved working hours, outside of the project’s normal working hours, weather and construction conditions permitting.

  • Sections of work

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  • Location

    The intersection of Victoria Park access road and Gregory Terrace (see map below)
     

    Date and hours of work

    Intermittent night works Monday to Saturday between 8:00pm and 5:00am from late November to mid-December 2019. Due to worker safety, work must be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest.
     

    Type of work

    • Service location activities
    • Saw cutting and removing asphalt
    • Gravel and asphalt installation, kerb construction and line marking
    • Vegetation removal
    • Traffic control on Gregory Terrace eastbound, with a single lane closure adjacent to the existing road access.

    Location

    Access road between Gregory Terrace and the rail corridor
     

    Date and hours of work

    Intermittent Sunday works between 6:30am and 6:30pm, and night works Monday to Saturday between 8:00pm and 5:00am from late November to mid-December 2019. Due to worker safety, work must be undertaken when the access track is not in use.
     

    Type of work

    • Temporary closure of existing access road
    • Excavation and removal of material
    • Gravel and asphalt installation, kerb construction.
    • Vegetation removal

What to expect

During the works, you may notice some minor disruptions such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise and dust from the use of machinery and equipment
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the project corridor
  • The use of excavators, asphalting equipment, mobile crane, trucks, cutting equipment and hand tools
  • Mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night.

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site.

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

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