Roma Street station site establishment

From mid-September 2019, the Cross River Rail Tunnels and Stations contractor will begin to establish a work site in preparation for major construction work to begin. The work site will be located on Roma Street between Countess Street and Parkland Boulevard.

Over the next few months the Cross River Rail Tunnel and Stations contractor will begin to prepare the Roma Street site
for demolition of the Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen, and for the start of major tunnel and station construction
activities. Establishment of the work site will occur in stages. Access to Roma Street station will be maintained during this
work (see map below).


Roma Street station site layout

Details of work

From mid-September to the end-October, activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to
Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting. Due to traffic restrictions and to maintain the safety of the
community and our workers, some work may be required at night, between 6.30pm and 6.30am. We will notify nearby
residents of night works.

Site establishment works will involve

Roma Street work site (Hotel Jen and east commercial tower):

  • Installation of fencing, office buildings and worker facilities
  • Construction of site access driveways along Roma Street
  • Removal of building services and internal fittings
  • Installation of scaffolding around buildings to be demolished.

Open space adjacent to Hotel Jen (corner of Roma Street and Parkland Boulevard):

  • Installation of temporary fencing
  • Removal of vegetation, street furniture and the brick wall surrounding the park
  • Construction of site access driveways along Roma Street
  • Earthworks for tunnel access shaft. This will involve rock hammering.

Queensland Rail carpark (near Platform 3):

  • Excavation/trenching and relocation of underground utility services.

Roma Street northern footpath (between Countless Street and Parkland Boulevard):

  • Removal of vegetation and street furniture where necessary
  • Installation of site hoarding and pedestrian gantry.

What to expect

  • An increase in construction workers and vehicles in the area.
  • Construction machinery such as trucks, excavators, and cranes.
  • During work, nearby businesses and residents may experience an increase in noise, dust and vibration. These impacts will be reduced as much as possible by using the latest in environmental management and construction techniques.
  • While traffic delays should be minor, traffic control officers will be in place where required to maintain the safety of
    road users, the community and workers.
  • Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project
site. We appreciate your patience during construction and use of this compound and will continue to update you as work

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