Brisbane Metro construction updates

Brisbane City Council has commenced a program of early works including intersection upgrades and preliminary site investigations along the Brisbane Metro alignment. Relocation of public utility services in South Brisbane are also planned to commence in 2019. These works will assist in preparing for the main construction works, which are expected to commence in 2020.

Intersection upgrades – South Brisbane and CBD

As part of Brisbane Metro, Council will upgrade a number of intersections in South Brisbane and the CBD. These improvements will help manage traffic changes on Victoria Bridge and ensure cross-river connections, particularly William Jolly Bridge, are easy and convenient to access.

To provide stakeholders with information about the changes, concept plans for the intersection upgrades have been developed. Council will continue to work with stakeholders to finalise the designs prior to works commencing.

The intersection of Melbourne Street and Grey Street will also be upgraded as part of the main construction works for Brisbane Metro at South Brisbane, planned to start in 2020.

Peel Street and Merivale Street intersection

Works to upgrade this intersection were completed in December 2018. This included modifying lane configurations around the intersection to offer additional left turn capacity from Peel Street into Merivale Street and making changes to signal phasing across Merivale Street to remove pedestrian conflicts and improve safety. 

Peel Street and Cordelia Street intersection

Works to upgrade this intersection were completed in early July 2019. This included reconfiguring lanes on Peel Street outbound to create separate through and right turn lanes at the intersection to help traffic flow more efficiently. The upgrade also improved the condition of pavement at the intersection.

Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection

Council has identified the opportunity to improve the operation of the Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection in South Brisbane. The aim of these improvement works is to provide an upgraded traffic network and improve traffic flow.

This proposed upgrade will include:

  • constructing a new left turn slip lane from William Jolly Bridge into Stanley Place
  • reconfiguring the road alignment on Stanley Place to create an additional right turn lane onto Grey Street and increase vehicle storage capacity
  • extending the length of the right turn pocket on Grey Street northbound
  • repositioning the in-island right turn storage to align with the car park exit
  • changing traffic signal phasing to increase green time and improve intersection efficiency, particularly for event traffic
  • realigning pedestrian crossings and changing crossing signal arrangements to improve pedestrian safety
  • constructing bike ramps on Grey Street to improve the cycling transition to and from the William Jolly Bridge.

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Works are planned to commence in late 2019, subject to approvals. 

Skew Street and Upper Roma Street intersection

Works to upgrade this intersection were completed in April 2019. This included extending the length of the turning lanes on Skew Street and implementing new landscaping in the traffic island on Skew Street to improve sight lines.

Vulture Street, Stanley Street and Dock Street intersection

In early 2019, Council investigated opportunities to improve the operation of the Vulture Street, Stanley Street and Dock Street intersection.

Following consultation with key stakeholders and community feedback, Council is continuing to investigate opportunities to improve this intersection. Council is committed to ensuring local residents, businesses and key stakeholders are informed about potential upgrades at this location and will provide further information as the design progresses.

Services relocations

To prepare for construction of the new Cultural Centre underground station, Council is planning to relocate a number of public utility services around the Grey Street and Melbourne Street intersection.

Council is working with local stakeholders to progress planning and design, with works expected to commence in late 2019.

More information about services relocations works will be provided to local residents and businesses prior to works commencing.

Last updated:1 August 2019