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Start of construction – October 2017


Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the start of construction of the Shaw Road sports precinct access road intersection upgrade, Wavell Heights. Works are scheduled to start in mid-October 2017 and be completed by early 2018.

Shaw Road caters to a high volume of vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian traffic, provides an important connection to the sports precinct and intersects the Kedron Brook Bikeway, one of Brisbane’s busiest bike and pedestrian pathways. This upgrade involves installing new traffic signals to improve access and safety for all road users.

To allow for the upgrade, some on-street parking will be removed and parking restrictions will apply during peak traffic hours on weekdays from 7am-9am and 4pm-7pm. Signs will be installed to advise of these restrictions. In response to community feedback, Council has been able to provide additional off-road car parking to support the parking demand within the vicinity of the project.

The project will involve:

  • signalising the intersection of Shaw Road and the sports precinct access road
  • providing dedicated pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities at the new traffic signals
  • providing two new sealed off-road car parks with a total capacity for up to 70 vehicles
  • widening of the west side of Shaw Road at the intersection to provide an additional through lane on Shaw Road in both directions, during peak periods
  • providing 4.2m wide kerbside lanes for shared vehicle and cycle use
  • relocating the southbound bus zone to the south of the sports precinct entrance
  • relocating the northbound bus zone to the north of the sports precinct entrance
  • providing separated right and left turn lanes exiting the sports precinct
  • upgrading shared pathway connections on both sides of Shaw Road
  • landscaping.

Please refer here to the project plan for project details.

While every effort has been made to minimise the impact on vegetation, the upgrade will require the removal of approximately 16 trees. Offset planting will be undertaken in line with Council’s guidelines.

Construction work is scheduled to take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am to 5pm, weather and construction conditions permitting. For safety reasons, some works will need to be undertaken at night when traffic and pedestrian volumes are lowest. When required, night works will be undertaken between 7pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work and, where possible, particularly noisy works will be completed by 11pm. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advance notice of any anticipated construction impacts.

Brisbane City Council is committing $1.3 billion on 90 road improvement projects to tackle congestion in Brisbane, by focusing on a range of solutions to improve the existing road network.

City Projects Office
Level 1, 505 St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006
GPO Box 1434 Brisbane Qld 4001
T 07 3403 8888
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

If you have any questions about the project, please call 1800 884 681 or email cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au. For information outside of business hours, please call Council’s 24-hour contact centre on (07) 3403 8888.


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