Construction

Construction of stage one light rail from Gungahlin to the City has begun.

Construction Update 

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Light rail works notice

Construction of stage one light rail from Gungahlin to the City has begun. As part of this work, service investigations will be undertaken in Mitchell and Gungahlin along the light rail route. This includes open trenching and underboring works.

Barry Drive/Cooyong Street and Rudd Street/Bunda Street

Underboring and potholing works began on Monday 7 November 2016 at the intersections of Northbourne Avenue with:

  • Barry Drive and Cooyong Street
  • Rudd Street and Bunda Street

Works will require changed traffic arrangements to be put in place at each of these intersections. This may include reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 7 November 2016 at the Barry Drive and Cooyong Street intersection then move south to the Rudd Street and Bunda Street intersection. Works are expected to be completed by Friday 2 December 2016, weather permitting.

To minimise traffic impacts, the majority of works will be carried out between 8 pm and 6 am, Monday to Friday. Some day shifts will be undertaken during off peak periods. Minor delays are expected.

During the works, northbound traffic on Northbourne Avenue will not be able to turn right onto Cooyong Street while south bound traffic will not be able to turn right onto Barry Drive.

The works on the Rudd Street and Bunda Street intersection will require the closure of the intersection across the median. This will mean traffic on Bunda Street and Rudd Street will not be able to turn right onto Northbourne Avenue. North bound traffic on Northbourne Avenue will not be able to turn right onto Bunda Street while south bound traffic will not be able to turn right onto Rudd Street. There will be minimal impact to north bound or south bound movement on Northbourne Ave.

The works require a drilling rig and hydrovac truck. It is likely that local residents and businesses will hear some level of noise during these works. Steps are being taken to minimise the noise.

Eastern verge of Flemington Road opposite Randwick Road

Works will be undertaken in the eastern verge for up to two weeks from 17 October 2016. Construction hours will be from 7 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday. To safely manage lane closures, temporary traffic management will be in place during off peak periods. To assist us with these works we request that residents and visitors to the area refrain from parking on the service road whilst these works are being undertaken.

An excavator, hydrovac truck, drilling rig, and plate compactor will be in use with trucks removing soil from the site.

Intersection of Lysaght Street and Flemington Road in Mitchell

These works will take place on the eastern and western verge from 31 October to 30 November 2017. Temporary traffic management will be in place during this period with temporary intermittent lane closures in place. To assist us with these works we request that residents and visitors to the area refrain from parking on the service road whilst these works are being undertaken.

Construction hours will be from 7 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday. The equipment to be used includes an excavator, hydrovac truck, drilling rig, plate compactor, and trucks to remove soil from the site.

All efforts will be taken to minimise disruption during these works for local business and residents as works move through this precinct.

Flemington service road from Sapling Street to Mapleton Avenue

Service relocations will be undertaken in Gungahlin along the light rail route commencing 24 October 2016 until 14 November 2016. Investigation works are also required along Flemington Service Road from Sapling Street to Mapleton Avenue. Construction hours will be from 7 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday.

The work will commence at the Gungahlin end of Flemington Road. A temporary closure of the service road will be in place as the works progressively move towards Mitchell. The service road will be closed during the day and re-opened each night. To assist us with these works we request that residents and visitors to the area refrain from parking on the service road whilst these works are being undertaken.

An excavator and hydrovac truck will be used with a plate compactor to undertake the works. There will be low level noise associated with this work.

This is an exciting stage as we start work and we request your patience throughout the construction of the first stage of Canberra's new light rail.

If you have any questions please contact cbr.communications@canberra-metro.com.au.

Temporary site office to be constructed opposite EPIC

Temporary construction site offices will be built along the light rail corridor as part of stage one.

One of these site offices will be located opposite the entry to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) where the current unsealed overflow car park is located off Flemington Road. This site will be used for the duration of the project, with construction along the light rail corridor until late 2018.

The site office will be in use 7.00 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday, with security in place outside operational hours.

The scope of works at the EPIC site office includes establishment of sheds and containers, storage of construction materials and a secure site for mobile plant. For safety reasons and to protect assets, the compound will be fenced and closed off to the public.

Fencing of this area is underway and in coming weeks there will be regular activity onsite.

From 1 September 2016, the EPIC Park and Ride facility will be relocated within the grounds of EPIC and will be a permit only facility.

Canberra Metro will work to ensure construction impacts will be minimised during the delivery phase. We thank you for your patience as construction of stage one this exciting new chapter in mass transport for Canberra is underway.

Construction of the Gungahlin to Civic corridor

Construction along the Gungahlin to Civic corridor will be delivered in three phases;

  • Enabling works
  • Permanent works
  • Operational testing and training

Permanent works will commence in Gungahlin in September 2016. Construction hours will be 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

The proposed schedule of works, in is outlined below.

Kate Crace Street

  • Road widening September 2016 - March 2017
  • Intersection closure March 2017 - April 2017

Kate Crace to Manning Clark - light rail stop 1

  • Substation civil works September 2016
  • Substation- depot commission - October 2016
  • Combined services route & drainage, energisation - November 2016
  • Roadworks - November 2016 - February 2017
  • Landscaping - February 2017
  • Rail welding and installation May 2017- June 2017

Manning Clark

  • Stops civil/structural works February 2017 - April 2017
  • Stops fit out October 2017- November 2017

Temporary lane closures may be in place on Flemington Road from Kate Crace Street to Sapling Street. These will be during off peak traffic periods to minimise disruption and ensure the safety of both the public and construction team.

This is an exciting stage as we start work and we request your patience throughout the construction of the first stage of Canberra's new light rail.

If you have any questions related to permanent works in Gungahlin or the wider project, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Artist impression of light rail in the city at night with coloured lights.


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