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Track duplication near Coburns Road level crossing - Work notification - May 2018

As advised in April, we will be starting major works on the track duplication south of the Coburns Road level crossing.

What we are doing

Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm, June

A range of works will be undertaken in this area:

  • Preparation of a construction access point between James Melrose Drive and the rail corridor
  • Earthworks in the rail corridor
  • Removal of up to three trees from nature strip
  • A site caravan will be established within the reserve adjacent to the rail corridor.

To preserve as much green space as possible in this area we will only be removing trees where absolutely necessary to access the corridor to safely construct the new rail track and underground services.

Street trees to be removed will be reinstated at the completion of works in this area.

Out of hours works
11:59 PM Friday 25 May - 4:01 AM Saturday 26 May

Minor works and some tree removal will be undertaken outside normal working hours to ensure they are done safely while train services are not running.

Map showing the working area alongside James Melrose Drive and the two site entrance gates

What to be aware of

  • During out of hours works, light towers, a generator and hand tools will be used to safely remove trees
  • Trucks, light vehicles, machinery and workers near the Coburns Road level crossing, on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Tree and vegetation removal within rail corridor
  • Low levels of dust are expected to be generated while these works take place. Where necessary, water carts will be used for dust suppression
  • Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times
  • No impacts to existing services connected to businesses or residences in the area are expected.

We will minimise the disruption to local residents by using broadband reversing alarms on mobile machinery and equipment where possible. These alarms are quieter than the standard reversing beepers used on most construction sites. We will also use noise reduced plant and equipment, and schedule noisy works during normal working hours where possible.

Traffic impacts

  • Our site vehicles will require access to the rail corridor from Coburns Road level crossing, and James Melrose Drive
  • From May, these works will require traffic management at times, including temporary speed reductions and lane reductions around the Coburns Road level crossing and James Melrose Drive
  • Other local roads may be impacted by the works, and traffic controllers may be required during working hours adjacent to working areas.

Changes to pedestrian access

  • The current pedestrian pathway adjacent to James Melrose Drive will remain in operation
  • Where necessary during working hours, traffic controllers will be in place to manage the safe movement of construction vehicles and pedestrians on the road and path network.

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