Work underway at Boundary Road intersection
Coorparoo Councillor Fiona Cunningham said she was pleased work was underway to improve one of her busiest local intersections, making it safer for residents.
“The $10million upgrade improves safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reducing congestion and allowing better traffic flow,” Cr Cunningham said.
Brisbane City Council data showed the intersection carries approximately 31,000 vehicles every day.
“Without the upgrade, by 2031, current queue lengths would double and there would be a 50% increase in delay times.
“Council is planning for the future by delivering projects like this to reduce congestion and improve safety.
“The intersection has several bus routes (202, P205 and P208) that run through it during both peak and non-peak periods.
“With the number of vehicles travelling through, the nearby bus stops and the Camp Hill Marketplace, it’s particularly important to increase safety for pedestrians.”
Queensland Police web crash data showed 33-recorded crashes between August 2008 and July 2018. Works are now underway and expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Safety improvements include:
- a dedicated right-turn lane on Chatsworth Road into Boundary Road installing a fully controlled right-turn facility with arrows on both Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street
- widening Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street to allow for an additional through lane in the westbound direction.
- modifying the uncontrolled left-turn slip lane on Samuel Street, to a controlled left-turn lane with a signalised pedestrian crossing
- widening of the footpath, from 1.5 to 3 metres on the southern side of Samuel Street on the Chatsworth Road side the footpath width is increased from 1.2 to 1.5 metres.