Marshall St work site, intermittent noise from impact hammers
Impact hammers are being used at a number of locations around the work site for driving piles into the ground as part of constructing the main bridge over the south coast rail line. This work will continue for about three weeks from mid-November until mid-December.
The impact hammers will be in operation during normal working hours, Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm. While every effort is being taken to minimise the effects on residents, impact hammering will generate intermittent noise. We thank residents for their patience during this important work.
Daisy Bank Drive and Fairwater Drive, Dapto intersection works
Roundabout removal, road works and traffic light installation is occurring from late 2018 to mid 2019. Drainage and road widening works are expected to continue until early 2019. This work area and the site entrance at the intersection will see increased heavy vehicle movements. Please travel through the intersection safely and follow all traffic controls.
Overnight deliveries along Fowlers Road to Marshall Street work site
Twenty “Super-T” bridge girders will be delivered to the Marshall Street work site from Tuesday 11 December up until Friday 21 December. We expect overnight deliveries between11pm and 6am. These 28-metre long bridge girders will be used to construct the main bridge spans over the south coast rail line. Residents and businesses along the route may experience increased noise, flashing lights and traffic disruption. However every effort will be taken to minimise these impacts where possible. Traffic management will be in place and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. We encourage road users to seek alternative routes or allow additional time as part of planning travel through the area. The Super-T delivery route is the M1/ Mt Ousley Road/ M1 - Fowlers Road south bound Exit Ramp - Fowlers Road - through Princes Highway intersection - through Marshall Street roundabout - into Marshall Street work site.
Main bridge construction work the weekend before Christmas: 22 and 23 December 2018
The installation of the “Super-T” bridge girders for the main bridge over the south coast rail line will occur during the planned rail corridor shutdown of 22 and 23 December. Due to the extensive work required to install the girders in this limited time, the bulk of the works will take place between 5am on Saturday 22 December 2018 and 7pm Sunday 23 December 2018. The 20 bridge girders will be craned from the laydown area within the work site into position during this rail closure.
Work will involve:
- Set up and removal of a 450 and 150 tonne crane
- Preparation/dressing of bridge girders prior to placement
- Lifting bridge girders into position
- Minor scaffold work
While every effort will be taken to minimise impacts, these will include:
- Noise - from machinery such as a crane, hand tools, generators and general worksite activities
- Lights - flashing lights from machinery and vehicles and lighting towers to light up the work site
- Traffic control at the site entrance
Embankment fill blending works at Cleveland Rd, Dapto
Blending works for the embankment fill material to be used for the bridge approaches is continuing at Cleveland Rd. We blend recycled road materials for use in construction. Passing pedestrians and motorists may see steam produced from lime activation as part of the blending process which can be mistaken for dust or smoke. If there are strong winds, blending works will be shut down to avoid excessive dust.
Bridge approach ramp and large retaining wall works at Marshall St, Dapto
Ramp and large retaining wall works are continuing. There will be increased heavy vehicle movements at the intersection during construction.
Marshall St deviation
The new bridge approach ramp on the eastern side of the rail line will require Marshall St to be permanently deviated from its current alignment. This will involve the construction of a new section of Marshall St around the base of the ramp, under the new bridge, next to the rail line. It will then connect with Maccabe St. It is anticipated this new section of Marshall St will be operational in early 2019.
For more details on the project, please see the Fowlers Road to Fairwater Drive Link section below.