Update - Roma Street station stormwater installation

Night works are continuing in the Roma Street precinct to construct new permanent stormwater and civil infrastructure.

Stormwater installation

Until late 2024, the Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations contractor will continue construction of the permanent underground stormwater infrastructure including pipes, manholes and gully pits within the intersection of Roma Street and Makerston Street (view map).

Due to traffic requirements, construction will take place outside of standard construction hours – Monday to Saturday, 6:30pm to 6:30am.

This work will require temporary partial lane closures and footpath diversions along Roma Street and in the intersection of Roma Street and Makerston Street.

Pedestrian access to Roma Street station will be maintained. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to allow extra travel time and follow all directions of traffic control.

Works will involve:

  • Open-cut trenching and pipe installation with road saws, jackhammers, excavators, vacuum excavation trucks, generators, mobile cranes, lighting towers and hand tools
  • Pipe installation with a micro tunnel boring machine (TBM) launched from within the Roma Street station site
  • Excavation of a pit in the centre median to retrieve the micro TBM
  • Vegetation removal and/or pruning with electric chainsaws and mobile elevated work platforms.



What to expect:

  • An increase in noise, dust, vibration and worksite lighting
  • An increase in plant, machinery and equipment
  • An increase in standard and oversized deliveries
  • An increase in workforce presence at night
  • Partial lane closures and footpath diversions around work areas
  • Traffic control and signage directing motorists and pedestrians.

Every effort to minimise the impact of these works on businesses, residents and commuters. In the event of wet weather or unforeseen site conditions, these works may be extended or rescheduled.

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