Junction Road bike lanes upgrade - Morningside

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce we will be resurfacing the road and upgrading the bike lanes on Junction Road, between Baringa Street and Barwon Street in Morningside from late January 2024.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Junction Road bike lanes upgrade project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
AddressJunction Road between Baringa Street and Barwon Street in Morningside
WardMorningside and Doboy
Project outcomesInstall dedicated bike lanes to improve safety for active transport users
Latest update

Start of construction

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About the project

Background

As part of our commitment to maintaining and improving our active transport network, we are piloting a new way of installing dedicated bike lanes along this section of Junction Road.

This new approach means when eligible roads are resurfaced across our city, active transport improvements can be retrofitted in a similar way.

Dedicated bike lanes with buffer zones improve safety for active transport users and encourage even more Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters to use sustainable modes of transport, helping to reduce the need for car-based travel.

Junction Road

Junction Road is a secondary cycle route that links two primary cycle routes on Lytton Road and Wynnum Road. As a key connection to the CBD from Cannon Hill, Murarrie, Hemmant, Lytton, the Gateway Bikeway, and a connection to the future Colmslie precinct, it is important to undertake these works to ensure the safety of active transport users and improve our overall transport network.

Project details

Project benefits

We listened to community feedback about the need to enhance the road space and upgrade the bike lanes along Junction Road and have designed improvements within the existing road reserve to improve safety and increase connectivity.

Installing dedicated bike lanes with buffer zones and low-profile separators along this section of Junction Road will help provide a safer, more efficient, and sustainable way for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to choose active transport more often as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

New dedicated bike lanes will also improve the connection to existing bike lanes on Wynnum Road and the future Colmslie Precinct, ensuring we make Brisbane's extensive bikeway network safer and more accessible.

We are coordinating these active travel infrastructure upgrades with road resurfacing works to provide stronger outcomes that deliver value for money and encourage more active travel in Brisbane.

Project features

We will be resurfacing the road and installing new dedicated bike lanes with painted buffer zones and low-profile separators on either side of the road.

The upgraded bike lanes will be single direction on both sides of the road and sit between the parking lane and the traffic lane. The bike lanes will have a buffer zone on both sides to create separation between parked cars and traffic on Junction Road and improve driver awareness of bike riders.

Typical cross section

This image is a typical cross section of the project design at eyelevel when standing on Junction Road. On the far left is the verge with the existing bus stop shelter that will remain unchanged as part of the works. Next is the parking lane (2.25 metres), bus stop lane (2.5 metres), then the bike lane (1.5 metres) with a buffer between the parking lane and bike lane that is 0.5 metres wide. After the bike lane is another buffer (0.6 metres) that has a low-profile separator, followed by the traffic lane (3.5 metres). The centre of the image shows the turn lane/painted median (3 metres). This then repeats on the other side of the road, with the traffic lane, bike lane, parking lane/bus stop, and then verge.

Specific works for this project will involve:

  • resurfacing Junction Road between Baringa Street and Barwon Street
  • installing 1.5-metre-wide, single direction bike lanes on both sides of Junction Road, between the traffic lane and parking lane
  • installing painted buffer zones on either side of the bike lane, with low profile separators between the traffic lane and the bike lane
  • installing vertical guideposts in the outermost painted buffer at intersections along Junction Road, to improve lane delineation and safety
  • upgrading or modifying 5 pedestrian refuge crossings
  • upgrading existing line marking and signage, including painting new yellow no stopping lines at key locations to ensure appropriate sight lines.

Krupp Road intersection

Since we released our project plan in December 2023, we have made changes to the design near Krupp Road to maintain the existing left-turn slip lane and staggered pedestrian crossing.

A staggered crossing ensures pedestrians can face the direction of oncoming vehicles, increasing their visibility and safety, while keeping the existing left-turn slip lane provides capacity for queuing vehicles into Krupp Road and prevents traffic backing up on Junction Road. 

You can view the changes at Krupp Road on the updated project plan.

Car parking spaces

Parking along Junction Road will remain next to the kerb and will function as normal. To access the parking lane, you can check for riders and drive over the low-profile separators to park as normal. This will operate much like the current arrangement, where people parking need to look out for riders.

All people riding and driving must give way and travel safely in line with the Queensland road rules when moving along this section of Junction Road.

Fifty-five parking spaces will be available on Junction Road, between Baringa Street and Barwon Street. New yellow no stopping lines will be installed at key intersections and pedestrian refuge crossings to ensure sight lines meet the required safety standards.

Bin collection

Bin collection along this section of Junction Road will not be changing.

Residents can continue to place their refuse bins in the road reserve/nature strip next to the kerb on the designated collection days.

Tree trimming

Minor street tree trimming on overhanging branches may be required when works are underway. All works will be undertaken in consultation with a qualified arborist and within the designated tree trimming limits.

Construction details

Construction will start in late January 2024 for up to 2 months, weather and site conditions permitting.

Works will be undertaken Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5pm, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of bikeway users and workers, and to minimise travel disruptions.

Some daytime works will be required towards the end of the project. These will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm.

Nearby residents, businesses and users of the area may experience:

  • increased noise, truck movements, vibration and dust
  • strong odour during the potholing and asphalt laying process when resurfacing
  • changed traffic conditions, including minor traffic delays, no standing for traffic in the work zone, reduced speed limits, lane closures and detours, managed with appropriate traffic control measures
  • controlled access to driveways, with up to 15-minute wait periods
  • increased street lighting and service of equipment up to an hour either side of start/finish times
  • temporary changes to pedestrian and cyclist routes when required.

Road resurfacing requires a number of stages in order to achieve a high-quality outcome. To ensure the best quality product and minimise risk of damage to vehicles, Brisbane City Council requires all vehicles to be removed from the roadway during working hours.

You can read more about the road resurfacing process on our fact sheet:

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team.
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