Emma Miller Place Geotechnical investigations

From early July 2020, geotechnical investigations will be carried out to identify underground rock and soil conditions along the Cross River Rail tunnel alignment within Emma Miller Place.

The geotechnical investigations are expected to take approximately three weeks and will involve:

  • Establishing a work area and installing temporary construction fencing
  • Surveying and identifying the location of existing utility services using a vacuum excavation truck
  • Excavating a small borehole using a truck-mounted drill rig and ground penetration rig to sample the ground conditions
  • Reinstating the work area following the investigations.

Construction vehicles and equipment will enter Emma Miller Place via the Albert Street access. Traffic control will be implemented to assist.

This work will not impact the Inner Northern Busway tunnel below.


What to expect

During these activities, the surrounding community may notice:

  • An increase in construction workers and vehicles in the area
  • Delivery of plant and equipment to the work area
  • A potential increase in noise, dust and vibration.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site.

Work is subject to relevant project approvals and suitable weather conditions.

Work hours

Due to traffic restrictions, some of this work will occur at night between 6:30pm and 6:30am, Monday to Saturday. Additional notification will be provided to nearby properties ahead of night work occurring.

Where permitted, work will also occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Temporary construction fencing will remain within Emma Miller Place around the work area for the duration of the activity. Some materials and equipment will be stored within the work area. Workers may arrive onsite
one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare.

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