Roma Street station site

To enable construction of the new underground station at Roma Street and tunnelling, the Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen buildings will be demolished and a construction site established along Roma Street.

Preparing for demolition

Demolition of the existing buildings will be carried out in stages between November 2019 and late 2020.

Stage one involves the demolition of Hotel Jen and the adjacent East Tower of the Brisbane Transit Centre. In November, we will be continuing to prepare the buildings for structural demolition. This involves:

  • Disconnecting utility services and removing internal fittings and fixtures
  • Installing scaffolding around the buildings and gantries over the footpath to maintain safe access for pedestrians
  • Delivering and assembling a large tower crane. Some of this work will occur over a weekend in November and will require traffic diversions. Further information will be provided closer to the time
  • Safely removing any hazardous materials found in the buildings. These activities will be carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements for the safety of workers and the community
  • Removing demolition waste using trucks.

Access to Roma Street station (rail and bus services) will be maintained during these works.

Structural demolition is expected to start in January 2020. The buildings will be demolished level by level, starting from the top and working down to ground level.

Upcoming night works

The following work will occur intermittently at night throughout November, between 6:30pm and 6:30am:

  • Identifying and relocating utility services in the Brisbane Transit Centre
  • Installing traffic signs along Roma Street and at the intersection of George and Herschel streets
  • Identify and relocating existing underground utility services using a vacuum excavation truck along Roma Street
  • Delivering and assembling a tower crane
  • Trimming vegetation along Roma Street
  • Installing gantries over the footpath on Roma Street
  • Geotechnical investigations using a drill rig along Roma Street.

These works are being done at night due to traffic restrictions and to maintain the safety of the community and our workers.

Weekend work in the rail corridor

The following investigation works will occur in the rail corridor at Roma Street station between 2:00am Saturday 9 November and 3:00am Monday 11 November 2019:

  • Survey
  • Excavation using a vacuum truck to identify existing underground utility services
  • Geotechnical investigations using a drill rig.

Some of these activites will occur outside the project’s normal working hours and have been timed to occur during a planned Queensland Rail weekend track closure.

Site establishment continues

Work to prepare for excavation of the underground station has started on the corner of Roma Street and Parkland Boulevard. Upcoming activities include:

  • Continuing excavation down to road level, including rock hammering
  • Installing timber hoarding (fencing) around the site
  • Preparing the ground and pouring the concrete slab for the acoustic shed.

Utility investigation and relocation works

To verify the location of underground utilities (including electricity, gas, water etc), the following activity will take place:

  • Excavation using a vacuum truck to identify existing underground utility services
  • Trenching to relocate underground utility services between the Brisbane Transit Centre and Queensland Rail carpark
  • Trenching to disconnect redundant gas and water mains on Roma Street.

Some of this work will be performed by the utility asset owners and they will notify impacted customers directly.

Work hours

Works will generally occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting. Due to traffic and rail restrictions some works will occur outside of these hours. We will notify nearby residents of any requirement for night works. Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities.

What to expect

As a result of these works you can expect:

  • An increase in construction workers and vehicles in the area
  • A potential increase in noise, dust and vibration. These impacts will be reduced as much as possible
  • Temporary changed traffic conditions, including lane closures, footpath diversions and reduced speed limit. Traffic control 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.

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

If you have any questions at any time you can call 1800 010 875 to speak to a member of the Cross River Rail Tunnel and Stations contractor team.

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