An electrical substation needs to be installed in Mort Street and connected to the Light Rail network operating along Northbourne Avenue. Due to the heavy concentration of underground utilities in this area, the safest construction option is to temporarily close Eloura Street, between Mort Street and Northbourne Avenue. This will occur from Wednesday, 31 January through to the end of April 2018.
During this closure, new works will include the construction of two very large underground pits with one located at the Mort Street carpark and the other in Eloura Street near to the roundabout. Underground drilling will also be required to allow the connection of the substation to the power grid and light rail network.
Traffic control will remain in place during working hours for the duration of the works.
There will be road detours in place to divert vehicle traffic and buses. Traffic management will be in place and highly visible throughout the works, including signage and personnel.
The pit construction and drilling works are scheduled to occur during normal working hours (6:00am-8:00pm) Monday to Saturday, however please be advised that work may need to extend beyond this time period as required during drilling.
The following equipment will be used including excavators, hydrovac trucks, lifting equipment, light vehicles and trucks which will remove soil from the site.
Due to the nature of the work, some of the activities will be noisy. The project team will limit these impacts wherever possible by reducing the number of machines operating at the same time and turning off equipment when not in use. Non-tonal reversing beepers will be used and workers will be instructed to keep noise to a minimum.
Thank you for your patience during these important works.
If you have any questions related to works in your local area or the wider project, please contact Canberra Metro: