Night Works – Moggill Road Watermain Upgrade.

What works are coming up?

To construct the overpass as part of the upgrade, gas and water infrastructure upgrade works are required. Old watermain infrastructure under Moggill Road needs to be removed and replaced.

When will this work take place?

This table provides information on the timing of the works including dates and time.
Start From 19 April for approximately
three months, weather and site
conditions permitting.
Time and day Night works will be carried out Sunday to Thursday from 7.30pm to 5.30am. Nightworks will also be undertaken on Friday 22/4, 29/4 and 6/5.

To ensure the safety of motorists and road workers and to minimise traffic disruptions as well as minimise the impact of service disruptions to properties, these works are required to be undertaken at night.

What does this work include?

As part of these works, we will be undertaking:

  • saw cutting of the road
  • trenching and excavation to replace/install pipes
  • road reinstatement works
    lane closures and traffic management and reduced
    speed limits
  • Temporary parking restrictions on Moggill Road southbound lanes.

Construction activities will also be undertaken on Coonan Street in the coming weeks which will be notified separately.

How will this work impact me?

  • Temporary lighting: lighting towers will be used to light work areas at night.
  • Traffic control: Speed limits will be reduced in the work areas. Lane closures, changes to traffic flow and short-term traffic disruptions will occur.
  • Noise and dust: Noise and possible dust and vibration may be experienced from the construction activities. For safety reasons, reversing beepers and flashing lights will be used at all times during work hours.
  • Property access to residential properties and businesses will be always maintained.

Where will the works be?

Works will be undertaken in sections progressively along Moggill Road. Initial investigation works will be carried out at the intersection of Rokeby Terrace and Swann Road on Moggill Road, lane closures and traffic management will be in place.

 Find out more

Visit our website and search ‘Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade’ or scan the QR code to find out more information about the upgrade or sign up to receive up to date email and SMS project alerts. 


Contact us

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during
these essential works.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team on 1800 572 132 (during business hours) or email the project team.

A community drop-in centre is now open for the public to speak with the project team at 12 Riverview Terrace Indooroopilly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 4pm.

For information outside of business hours, please call Council’s Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.

Frequently asked questions

Why are works being done on Moggill Road?

Redundant watermain and gas infrastructure under Moggill Road need to be removed prior to new services being installed as part of the upgrade.

Why are works being done at night and not during the day? 

Due to the high number of vehicles that use Moggill Road and Coonan Street during the day and due to the requirement of public utility providers, such as Urban Utilities and APA Gas, to undertake certain works outside of peak periods to minimise the disruption to the residents reliant on these essential services, works are required to be undertaken at night. Additionally, this is also to minimise the disruption to public transportation, emergency services and to ensure the safety of workers and all road users.

What time do night works start?

Night works are carried out from 7.30pm until 5.30am Sunday to Thursday.

Our night shift crew commence activities from 7.30pm each night with the setup of complex traffic management and lane closures on Moggill Road. Construction activities will commence once the traffic management is complete.

Night works will also be carried out on Friday 22 April; 29 April and 6 May.

What is noise?

Council and the Environmental Protection Act 1994 defines noise as ‘unwanted sound’. Noise is perceived in different ways by individual people.

What noise guidelines are used?

Council uses a number of documents to guide the management of construction noise when delivering projects, these include:

  • Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act 1994)
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads, Transport Noise Management Code of Practice: Volume 2 – Construction Noise and Vibration 2016.

How will we manage construction noise and vibration?

Our team includes dedicated communication officers who regularly liaise with residents about the project using various methods including frequent works notifications delivered to letterboxes, free SMS alerts, email updates, dedicated project email and 1800 phone number as well as quarterly newsletters. A dedicated project page is also maintained on Council’s website which includes all publicly available documents and works notifications.

Council has committed to programming as much work as possible during the day and will continue to do so where possible. However, some construction activities are required to be undertaken at night.

The contractor has put mitigation strategies in place during the construction activities carried out at night to minimise noise from the works. These include educating night shift crews on noise mitigation requirements in pre-start meetings; turning off unused plant and equipment; the use of noise mats where possible; intermittently varying work site locations and auditing noise mitigation controls throughout the night.

Will services be interrupted? 

Residents will be advised in advance of any service outages. To receive the most up to date information, the project team provides a free SMS alert service. To subscribe to this service, please contact the project team on 1800 572 132 or email the project team or subscribe via Council’s website.

Date posted:
Last updated: 29 April 2022

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