Recently installed lighting along the shared user path will be finalised and become operational between the Bruce Highway and Mango Hill East station (refer to the map) in October 2015.
Work to have the lighting operational will involve:
- Trenching, installing and connecting underground conduits into the nearest electrical pillar(s) in the area including into existing local street pathway connections.
- Temporary short-term power outages to surrounding properties. The service provider will provide notification of any scheduled power outages to affected properties.
- Construction vehicles entering and exiting local streets adjacent to the rail corridor to carry out this work.
Once the lighting is commissioned, it will be set to automatically turn on once the sun goes down, to light the shared user path during the evening. Lighting is required along the path for safety reasons.
The shared user path provides approximately 12km of dedicated concrete pathway between Petrie and Kippa-Ring stations for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy. It includes localised connections into the six new train stations and many of the residential areas adjacent to the Moreton Bay Rail line.
Opening of the shared user path to the public is expected to coincide with the completion of the Moreton Bay Rail line in mid-2016.
The Moreton Bay Rail project will deliver a 14km dual-track passenger rail line between Lawnton and Kippa-Ring, including six new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and KippaRing.
The upgrade of the track between Lawnton and Petrie and additional work within the existing rail corridor is required to integrate the new Moreton Bay Rail service.
The $988 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and Moreton Bay Regional Council. Major construction is underway and the rail line is planned to be operational by mid-2016, weather permitting. Thiess Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to design and build the project.