Kingsford Smith drive construction soon to be operating seven days a week
Construction workers on Brisbane’s Kingsford Smith drive upgrade can expect to be working Sunday shifts from late February 2017 through to the middle of April. Saturdays were added to the roster earlier this month but the new move will see construction taking place day and night, seven days a week.
According to the company responsible for the upgrade, Lendlease: “the additional Sunday shifts will reduce the impact of night work on local residents by allowing the project team to complete construction activities during the day that would otherwise need to be carried out at night.”
The move will reduce late night construction noise for local residents and has been scheduled to coincide with an amped up phase in the project.
While the addition of Sunday shifts will reduce the amount of night work needed, Lendlease advised construction will still be occurring between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday.
As far as road access goes, this is less a reduction in the impact on local residents and more a transference of the disruption to a different time and day. Cyclists have been heavily affected with obstacles to traverse and sections of road that drive them dangerously close to traffic.
Once completed, however, the upgrade is intended to provide bike lanes and bus stops completely removed from traffic to protect pedestrians and cyclists.