Commercial Road drainage upgrade - Teneriffe
The drainage upgrade at Commercial Road, Teneriffe is part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to ensuring our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations.
|Address||Commercial Road, Teneriffe|
|Project outcomes||Improve drainage system by increasing capacity and minimising potential flooding impacts.|
|Latest update||Start of construction|
About the project
- installing a new 1650mm stormwater pipe along Commercial Road from Vernon Terrace to Florence Street along with smaller diameter pipes to connect to the existing drainage system
- installing new gully pits and manholes
- relocating the existing light poles on Kent Street
- removing three semi-mature golden rain trees and vegetation in private property along Harcourt Street (new trees will be planted in the closest suitable area to where trees were removed)
- sealing abandoned pipes and filling with concrete.
The works are planned to start early February 2019, and will be complete late-2019, weather and site conditions permitting. Construction will primarily take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Although night works are not currently planned, where works cannot safely be carried out during the day, night works may be required. These works would take place 7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Council will work to minimise the occurrence of night works wherever possible.
Impacts during construction
Works will be completed in sections starting from Vernon Terrace working towards Florence Street. In order to safely complete the works in each section, on-street parking will be restricted and the inbound lane closed in sections of up to 50 metres. Once a section of the work has been completed, the area will be reinstated and on-street parking will be returned as soon as practical. For the safety of workers, pedestrians and cyclists, the work area will be fenced for the duration of works. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.
Properties in close proximity to the work may experience some construction noise, dust, vibration and increased truck movements. These aspects will be monitored and every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community.
The removal of three semi-mature golden rain (Koelreuteria paniculata) trees will be required along Harcourt Street as the roots are in close proximity to the new drainage pits. Replanting will be undertaken in the closest practical area to where the trees were removed. The tree removal will be conducted in consultation with arborists and will be offset as per Council’s environmental guidelines.
Council is committed to keeping local residents informed of construction activities in their area and will provide advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption during the construction period. We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important works to improve the drainage capacity of the area.
A temporary detour will be in place for the initial stage of works due to the proximity to the Commercial Road and Vernon Terrace intersection. From Monday 11 February there will be no entry to Commercial Road from Skyring Terrace or Vernon Terrace and a detour will be in place. Motorists will be able to use Dath Street or Helen Street to access Commercial Road.
Once the works have progressed a safe distance from the intersection, a temporary lane closure will be required on Commercial Road during the construction to facilitate the remaining work.
Traffic controllers and signage will be in place to safely direct road users around the site at all times, including outside of construction work hours. Motorists may experience some delays as they move through the area. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Access to residential car parks will remain open, advance notification will be provided should any access impacts arise.
If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Commercial Road drainage upgrade project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888
- emaill the project team
- write to:
Commercial Road drainage upgrade project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.