Pimpama station early works – May 2022

Construction of the new Pimpama station access road is being undertaken as an early works package. The works commenced in late-2021 and include a new signalised intersection at Bedford Road and Old Pacific Highway, access road into the site, associated drainage works and connecting pedestrian and cycle pathways.

 

Details of works

From mid-May 2022, drainage and utility relocation works will commence along the Old Pacific Highway between Bedford Road and Mebbin Street. Works will include:

  • Excavation and installation of new drainage culverts
  • Relocation of existing utility infrastructure
  • Pavement works
  • Removal of median islands
  • Road line removal and remarking
  • Installation of traffic barriers
  • Temporary closure of access into Bedford Road from the Old Pacific Highway
  • Temporary changes to pedestrian movements around the work site.

Drainage excavation and utility relocation works within the site on the corner of the Old Pacific Highway and Mebbin Street will continue to enable realignment of utility infrastructure.
 

What to expect

Preparation of a safe work area will include the removal of median islands, road line removal and remarking, and installation of traffic barriers. These preparation works are anticipated to take up to 5 working days, weather permitting.

Once a safe work area is established, excavation and installation of drainage culverts and utility relocations will commence on the eastern side of the Old Pacific Highway. Some construction noise is expected with the use of heavy machinery and reversing beepers from vehicles.

During these works, traffic controls will be in place along the Old Pacific Highway and Bedford Road, with minor traffic holds expected to assist with safe entry and exit of heavy vehicles. For information regarding these changes, please see the map on the next page.

The utility works are planned to minimise impacts to the local community. Any planned interruptions will be communicated via the relevant utility providers.

Driveway access for residents along Old Pacific Highway will be maintained during these works.
 

Work hours

Works will be undertaken between 6.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Truck movements will be reduced during peak hour periods to minimise impacts to motorists.
 

Traffic changes

Vehicle access to and from Bedford Road will be temporarily restricted to left out (northbound) on to the Old Pacific Highway for the duration of these works. All vehicle access to Bedford Road from the Old Pacific Highway will be via Pimpama Jacobs Well Road and Attenborough Boulevard, as outlined on the map below.

Traffic controls will remain in place for the duration of the Pimpama Station early works and will change during each stage. The community will be notified in advance of any future traffic changes.
 

Map of vehicle station around the future Pimpama station early works.
 

Pedestrian changes

Pedestrian access on the eastern side of the Old Pacific Highway is restricted to ensure the safety of the community during construction. A pedestrian detour will be established via Bedford Road and Attenborough Boulevard, as outlined on the map below.
 
Map of the pedestrian detour around the future Pimpama station early works.
 

What’s next?

Construction of the new signalised intersection, drainage works and connecting pedestrian and cycle pathways will be undertaken in a staged approach to maintain traffic flow along the Old Pacific Highway. Works include:

  • Drainage and utility relocation – excavation and installation of culverts under the Old Pacific Highway and relocation of utilities.
  • New access road – earthworks, road surfacing, line marking, median island and kerb construction.
  • Intersection – road resurfacing, electrical works including signal installation, landscaping, asphalt works, line marking, pedestrian pathways, island and kerb construction.

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is currently out to market for the main station construction contract, with procurement activities continuing throughout 2022.

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