Weekly look ahead from CYP

Good afternoon everyone,

Happy Friday to everyone – We hope you’ve had had a great week.

We are writing today with our next weekly construction lookahead.

Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange

Work is progressing well within the tram interchange, next week the team will continue to work on the newly installed elevator shafts to prepare them for glazing treatment, as well as fitting out the newly installed stair frame.

Walking from the tram interchange into the station box, you can now start to get a sense of the final design. The team have installed the L-shaped panels that curve down from the wall of tram interchange and into the concourse roof – next week the team will continue to install the flat pre-cast concrete panels onto the ceiling of the concourse, connecting into the L-shaped panels.

As per the construction notice, steel fixing will continue in the station box 24/7. All this week the team have been doing the steel fixing inside the tram interchange, adjacent to the newly installed stair and bridge frames. As these works are out in the open, they do not continue overnight and stop at 10pm. This work will continue next week.

Acoustic shed disassembly

One of the more prominent features on the site, the acoustic shed is nearly gone, with only a few remaining sections of the frame still to come down, and the bulk of the demolished panelling now trucked off site. Tomorrow (Saturday) will see the remaining sections taken down. There may be some clean-up work and oxy-cutting of the final sections of frame after 1pm, the oxy cutting is not expected to generate significant amounts of noise.

NEW – Surface Works

While the acoustic shed coming down is something that has been greatly anticipated from a visual amenity point of view, it’s removal does signal the start of some noisy surface works in the area. Early next week road-saws and excavators with hammers will arrive on site and the team will begin breaking up the surface at the northern-most end of the site. This expected to generate periods of high noise and the works will be carried out during normal working hours.

By the end of the week we’ll also likely have some truck and trailers coming through site to remove the broken up concrete. These works will allow us to excavate down to the station roof and complete the final concreting, waterproofing and road-grade backfill to allow the construction of the final St Kilda Road alignment. 

Station box construction

Down within the station box, the precast over track exhaust (OTE) is going in at a good pace. As per previous weeks, the precast segments will be lowered into the station box until 10pm, while preparation works ahead of their installation will continue overnight. This activity is located entirely at platform level, and is unlikely to generate high noise at surface after 10pm.

There is no change to the look ahead from previous weeks – The team are working their way from south to north working on the internal walls, and permanent columns in the south box next week, as well as continuing construction of the headwall that connects the station box to the tunnels structure. With all concrete pours, they must be completed continuously, and may run over normal construction hours.

This week we’ve featured two photos from down on platform level. The first is a shot of the headwall construction, you can see the steel tying and complex concrete pour required to connect the tunnel into the station box. The second is to show the progress of the overhead track exhaust (OTE) being installed. The OTE extends at the top of the picture (you can also see the completed firewall on the right of the picture)  In another exciting milestone the first section of the precast platform section has arrived on site, and will be installed next week. The construction of the future train platform will see the station box really starting to take shape. We’ll send through some photos as it is installed.

Plunge columns will continue to be removed, as well as firewall shotcreting, heading from south to north in the station box. Works on the plunge columns will continue within the station box until 10pm, and preparation works for the firewall shotcreting will continue on night shift. These activities are unlikely to generate high noise at surface level.

As mentioned in last week’s update, the large crane on surface will be required for use up until 10pm on work nights.

REMINDER: Albert Road Traffic Impacts for Service proving works – Saturday 26 February

Last week we completed the first section of service proving on the intersection of Albert Road and Toorak Road, tomorrow we’ll be back to complete the next section of Albert Road. The works involve opening pit lids and visually inspecting services, as such they are not expected to generate noise.

Whereas last week there were delays exiting Albert Road at Kings Way – this week the entry into Albert Road from Kings Way will be closed.

Inspection works will commence at 7am, however traffic set up will begin at 6am.

We’ve included a copy of the works notification to this email for reference.

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