Utility investigations – Merrimac station

Cross River Rail is transforming the way we travel across all of South East Queensland. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is continuing with planning of three new rail stations on the Gold Coast Line to help connect South East Queensland’s growing population. Stations are being planned for Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.


Details of works

From late April 2022, utility investigations will be undertaken to locate and identify utility services within proximity of the Merrimac station site, weather permitting. Works will include:

  • Potholing
  • Manhole inspections
  • Ground surveys
  • Temporary traffic changes.

For information regarding these investigations, please see the map below.

Map of works area along Gooding Drive in Merrimac.

Work hours

Works will be undertaken between 7.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. Works will be reduced during peak hour periods to minimise impacts to motorists.

What to expect

Utility investigations assist with identifying and locating utility service lines such as water, electricity and sewer pipes. Small, truck-mounted vacuum excavation equipment will be used to undertake potholing activities.

Investigations will be undertaken within the road shoulders along Gooding Drive, within the Merrimac Eastern and Western Railway Reserves, and along Crelga Court.

During these investigations, traffic controls will be in place along Gooding Drive and residents will see an increase of workers in the area.

The utility investigations are planned in isolation from existing infrastructure, and no utility service impacts to the local community are anticipated.

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