Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email or call 9326 3666.

Local Road impacts

Delivery of the Byford Rail Extension requires temporary changes to local traffic and pedestrian access including reduced speeds, lane closures and detours as follows.

The commencement and duration of works are estimates and may be affected by weather conditions or other circumstances.

Road Location Changed conditions Planned commencement dates Expected duration
Armadale Road, Armadale Between Abbey Road and Orchard Avenue Lane closures 9am – 3pm
26 September
4 days
Armadale Road, Armadale Between Abbey Road and Church Avenue Lane closures

6pm – 6am (nights)
17 September 

6 nights
Church Avenue Armadale At intersection of Church Avenue and Armadale Road Speed reductions July Ongoing
Commerce Avenue, Armadale Between Third Road and William Street Full closure 8pm – 5am (nights)
18 September
5 nights
Commerce Avenue, Armadale Between Third Road and Church Avenue Northbound closure 8pm – 5am (nights)
25 September
5 nights
Forest Road, Armadale  Between Tudor Road and Commerce Avenue Westbound lane closure 24/7
18 September
2 weeks
Forest Road, Armadale Between Abbey Road  Westbound lane closure 24/7
2 October

3 days



Early investigation works (until early-November)

Locating water, gas, electricity and communications assets, surveying and equipment delivery into the rail corridor. 

Geotechnical investigations to assess ground composition and test piling along the rail corridor. 

Out-of-hours works between 6pm and 6am will be required along Armadale Road between Abbey Road and Church Avenue from 17 September to 22 September. East or west bound single lane closures will be required to facilitate these works.


  • Armadale Road, Armadale
  • Forrest Road, Armadale
  • Commerce Avenue, Armadale
  • Church Avenue, Armadale
  • Eleventh Road, Wungong
  • Bruns Drive, Darling Downs


  • George Street, Byford
  • Abernethy Road, Byford
  • Larsen Road, Byford

Butcher Road single lane closure (until late-August)

There will be an increase in noise during works to resurface a section of Butcher Road, Byford under Thomas Road Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane with traffic management in place.

Service relocation works (until December)

Service relocation works are ongoing on: 

  • Eleventh Road between Bruns Drive and Gull Street, Darling Downs
  • Aragon Court, Armadale

Forrest Road between Tudor Road and Commerce Avenue, Armadale

Clearing vegetation (until late-October)

Works to remove vegetation and install fencing along Eleventh Road, between Southwest Highway and Gull Street/Lambert Lane, and between Keenan Street and Eleventh Road, Darling Downs until early-October.

Works to remove vegetation along the western side of the rail line between Frys Lane and Seventh Road, Armadale until mid-October, and between Church Avenue, Armadale and Abernethy Road, Byford until late-November.

Establishing site offices (21 August until late-October)

Works to establish site facilities on Eleventh Road, between the rail corridor and Gull Street/Lambert Lane, until late-September and on Wungong Road, between Trotman Court and opposite Wilson Street, until late-October.

Armadale Station temporary bus interchange and car parks (until mid-November)

The temporary bus interchange will support train replacement services during the Armadale Line Shutdown.

Works may cause dust, noise and vibration due to the use of heavy machinery.

Some construction activities will need to be carried out at night and on weekends to minimise disruption to roads, public transport, local businesses and other critical services. 

There will be night closures on Commerce Avenue to facilitate verge and median works from mid-late September

The temporary bus interchange will operate from around two weeks prior to the shutdown for staff training purposes.

The newly refurbished  car park on Commerce Avenue, adjacent to the Armadale RSL is open. All other car parks have permanently closed to enable project works and allow for the temporary bus interchange.

More information on parking is available via Transperth.

Piling for elevated rail bridge (September 2023 until March 2024)

Works to establish a ‘pile pad’ to facilitate piling works, adjacent to the rail corridor between Fry’s Lane pedestrian crossing and Armadale Road, until late-September.

Piling works ongoing from September 2023 to March 2024. Two piling rigs, weighing 115 tonnes, will install 138 piles to lay the foundations for the 1.5-kilometre-long elevated structure.

Works will be required intermittently on Sundays to minimise disruption to roads, public transport, local businesses and other critical services. Works may cause dust, noise and vibration due to the use of heavy machinery.

Foothpath estbalishment (13 September 2023 until late-September)

Works to establish a new footpath along the western side of Green Avenue between Fifth Road and Forrest Road until late-September.  Works may cause dust, noise and vibration due to the use of heavy machinery.

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