Back 16 Apr '21

Progress overhead as structural steel cantilevers across the Riverside Expressway

As construction continues for the game-changing Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort, some temporary changes for southbound Riverside Expressway traffic will take place while an incredible 60 tonnes of structural steel for the connecting ‘Riverview Terrace’ is positioned.

Located on level four of the integrated resort where many sumptuous restaurants and shops will be located, the Riverview Terrace will provide exciting dining for guests as well as vital access to the pedestrian-only Neville Bonner Bridge linking the development to South Bank.

For 10 nights, spread over three weeks, starting Tuesday 27 April 2021 from 9pm to 5am, southbound lanes between Tank St and Alice St on the Riverside Expressway will be temporarily closed while the structural steel is lifted into position above the Riverside Expressway, cantilevering out from the integrated resort development.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said although the work will provide some temporary inconvenience to motorists, it was a construction milestone the meant Queen’s Wharf Brisbane was being delivered on time and according to program.

“We have been planning for this work from the very beginning and it is exciting to see it happening. For the public we know seeing is believing,” Mr Crooks said.

“People are already noticing the changes as they drive along the Riverside Expressway, but this will be even more pronounced.

“They can now see the work that has been done, the progress that has been made and share in the excitement.”

During the works, southbound motorists will have a number of alternative routes to choose from including:

  • Go Between Bridge
  • William Jolly Bridge via Merivale Street, Vulture Street
  • Story Bridge
  • Or via Roma Street, Turbot Street, Edward Street and Alice Street.

For motorists who nave not opted for an alternative route early, a CBD detour is in place to direct traffic around the closure and back onto the Riverside Expressway via the Alice St on-ramp.

The work is expected to be completed by 5am Monday 17 May 2021, however, is dependent on weather and site conditions.

Multiplex Project Director Dayne May said months of planning had gone into the night closure, which involved complex lifting of structural steel.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development will open from late-2022.

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