Works between Roma Street and Mayne Yard, Bowen Hills

During September, the UNITY Alliance will continue work within the rail corridor between Roma Street and Queensland Rail’s Mayne Yard stabling facility for construction of the Cross River Rail project.

Details of work

The activities outlined below are scheduled to occur over two weeks during September 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.

From Roma Street station to Mayne Yard in Bowen Hills:

Intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 5 September and 2:00am Monday 7 September 2020, the following works will occur:

  • Earthworks and drainage installation in the Normanby rail corridor adjacent to Victoria Park
  • Installation of cabling troughs
  • Corridor inspection walks
  • Overhead wire headspan relocation
  • Continuation of land bridge pier protection works
  • Under track crossing installation.

Intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 12 September and 2:00am Monday 14 September 2020, the following works will occur:

  • Earthworks and drainage installation in the Normanby rail corridor adjacent to Victoria Park
  • Installation of cabling troughs
  • Signal cable relocations
  • Overhead wire mast foundation installation
  • Installation of fencing to separate the work area from live rail traffic
  • Geotechnical investigations.

What to expect

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

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators, mobile cranes, truck-mounted piling rig, small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Access to site will be through the Victoria Park access road via Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
  • Some noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipmentPlacement of temporary fencing around construction areas.

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

  • Maintaining access to residents’ properties
  • Keeping higher noise-generating activities to the earlier stages of night shifts wherever possible
  • Ensuring plant / equipment used has been maintained (including noise control devices)
  • Minimising light spill by 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).

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

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