Fairfield station construction update - May 2022

UNITY Alliance would like to thank you for your continued patience while the project team undertook a significant amount of work within the rail corridor between Yeronga and Dutton Park stations during April.

At Fairfield station demolition of station buildings and platforms, construction of retaining walls and installation of safety fencing was completed

 

During May 2022, the team will continue earthworks, station platform drainage works, undertake service relocation works within the rail corridor and establish a temporary site laydown area at 58 Mildmay Street.

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during May 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Inground service investigation, disconnection, and relocation works including excavation including storm water and drainage
  • Foundation works for the new lifts
  • Works for the temporary site laydown area at 58 Mildmay Street, including the removal of the vacant Queensland Rail property and vegetation removal. Once established, the laydown will be used for the temporary storage of construction materials during station upgrade works
  • Continue fencing around construction areas, and line marking for temporary no parking areas during construction on Mildmay Street and Equity Street (see map below).

 

What to expect

Throughout May you may experience intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Trucks and machinery including graders, frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, trucks, mobile cranes, rail cutting saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

 

Out of hours work

The following activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to take place within planned a track closure, as outlined below.

At Fairfield station, and between 10:00pm Monday 16 and 4:00am Tuesday 17 May 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Loading materials and equipment onto station platforms
  • Removal of spoil and materials from platforms using heavy machinery
  • Track and station platform inspections.

At Fairfield station, and between 10:00pm Wednesday 18 and 4:00am Thursday 19 May 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Loading materials and equipment onto station platforms
  • Installation of footings for overhead electrical masts
  • Overhead electrical line modifications and electrical bonding works
  • Track and station platform inspections.

At Fairfield station, and between 2:00am Saturday 21 and 2:00am Monday 23 May 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Loading materials and equipment onto station platforms
  • Installation of footings for overhead electrical masts
  • Overhead electrical line modifications and electrical bonding works
  • Traffic changes on Mildmay and Equity Streets (see map below).

 

Construction area, pedestrian access and temporary changes to parking

Map of Fairfield station works area and traffic changes.

 

Alternative transport

To help customers reach their destination during the Fairfield station closure, there will be alternative transport options. For more information about alternative transport locations and tips, please visit the dedicated Fairfield station rebuild page.

What to expect

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

  • Temporary changes to street parking on Equity Street and Mildmay Street during construction (see map above)
  • Trucks and machinery including frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, trucks, mobile cranes, concrete saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

Signage will be in place to direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around works areas. Please observe the directions of traffic control while passing through the area.

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

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:

 

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