Works between Roma Street station and Mayne Yard (Bowen Hills)

During July 2020, the UNITY Alliance will continue work within the rail corridor between Roma Street station and the Queensland Rail Mayne Yard stabling facility for construction of the Cross River Rail project.


Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday in July 2020:

  • Delivery trucks and workers’ vehicles entering the rail corridor via the existing access road through Victoria Park
  • Earthworks within the rail corridor using heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and trucks to grade and level the construction area
  • Installation of retaining site drainage within the rail corridor
  • Surveying and investigating underground services, such as water, electricity and gas.


Out of hours work

The activities outlined below will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to coincide with existing Queensland Rail works, weather and construction conditions permitting.

From Roma Street station to Mayne Yard in Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 4 July and 2:00am Monday 6 July 2020, the following works will occur;

  • Installation of overhead wire masts near O’Connell Terrace and Bowen Bridge Road
  • Geotechnical investigations within the rail corridor
  • Continuing demolition of the cattle bridge crossing structure within the RNA Showground adjacent to O’Connell Terrace
  • Cable route installation works and relocation.

At Mayne Yard in Bowen Hills, and intermittently between 2:00am Saturday 11 July and 2:00am Monday 13 July 2020, the following work will occur;

  • Installation of cable routes with trenching under the tracks


What to expect

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

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators, hydraulic hammers, mobile cranes, 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
  • Some noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Placement of temporary fencing around construction areas
  • Use of water trucks onsite to minimise dust.

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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