Pimpama station construction update - December 2023 and January 2024
ADCO Constructions is continuing major construction activities along Kosciuszko Circuit and site compound activities on the corner of Mebbin Street and Gainsborough Drive. Further construction work will also continue within the rail corridor.
Throughout December 2023 and January 2024, construction activities will continue at the Eastern works area (adjacent to Kosciuszko Circuit and Great Sandy Circuit), Western works area (corner of Mebbin Street and Old Pacific Highway), and the main site compound (corner of Mebbin Street and Gainsborough Drive).
Works will be undertaken between 6:30am until 6:30pm Monday to Saturday. Truck movements and temporary traffic holds will be reduced during peak hour periods to minimise impacts to motorists.
The works include:
Eastern works area
- Excavation and earthworks within the eastern side of the rail corridor
- Installation and assembly of structural steel to form Platform 1
- Concrete pouring and curing for station support infrastructure (e.g. retaining walls)
- Piling and installation of the support pedestal for the pedestrian bridge
- Construction of the lift well for Platform 1
- Transport of excavated material from the eastern rail corridor to the western works area
- Installation of under track crossings (conduits) for services (e.g. communications and electrical) in both eastern and western work areas.
Western works area
- Earthworks for the station car park and station building
- Installation of the pedestrian bridge support pedestal
- Retaining wall, capping beams and footing installation.
Rail corridor works – adjacent to Kosciuszko Circuit, Great Sandy Circuit and Gainsborough Drive.
Rail corridor works, including the activities listed above in both work areas, are planned to occur outside normal working hours during scheduled track closures, with high impact activities planned between the hours listed below where possible.
Rail corridor works (including nightworks) are scheduled, pending construction and weather conditions, for:
- 6:00am Saturday 2 to 6:00pm Sunday 3 December 2023
- 6:00am Saturday 9 to 6:00pm Sunday 10 December 2023
- 6:00am Saturday 16 to 6:00pm Sunday 17 December 2023
- 6:00am Saturday 27 to 6:00pm Sunday 28 January 2024
Early Works – station access road and drainage
Station access road construction and drainage works – within worksite and along the Old Pacific Highway between Pimpama Jacobs Well Road and Mebbin Street.
- The new signalised intersection on Old Pacific Highway / Bedford Road is now operational.
- Access into the station construction site is restricted to construction vehicles only with traffic controls for the safe entry and exit of heavy vehicles.
- Pimpama City shopping centre stage 3 is set to open in December 2023. The new access road will service the future Pimpama station and will be the main entry for Stage 3 shopping centre customers.
- Minor finishing works will be undertaken in this area including:
- Lighting works on the stub road, off the station access road (including potential use of generator for temporary power source)
- Line markings and minor landscaping
Work areas and vehicle movements
What to expect
- Construction activities may generate increased levels of noise and dust in the area associated with the works being undertaken.
- Lighting will be required during the rail corridor works.
- Increase in workforce and construction vehicle movements around the station site for transport of materials, equipment, and machinery.
- Ongoing traffic movements with trucks transporting excavated material from the eastern rail corridor on Kosciuszko Circuit to the western works area and main site compound.
- Access to surrounding properties will be maintained during the works with possible delays due to truck movements via traffic control management. Truck movements and temporary traffic holds will be reduced during peak hour periods to minimise impacts to motorists.
If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:
Changes to the way you travel
These three new stations on the Gold Coast Line will transform the way we travel across South East Queensland. But building them means changes to travel and transport services during construction.
Use the links below to stay informed: