Old Sandgate Road bridge removal and footpath connection project - Virginia

Brisbane City Council is planning to undertake works to remove the Old Sandgate Road bridge and construct a footpath connection in Virginia which aims to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Old Sandgate Road bridge removal and footpath connection project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Old Sandgate Road, Virginia
Ward Deagon Ward
Project outcomes Improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists
Latest update Start of construction

About the project

The existing concrete bridge on Old Sandgate Road, Virginia was built in 1926, and is nearing the end of its serviceable lifespan. In order to maintain a safe pedestrian crossing, the bridge will be removed and an alternative footpath connection will be constructed along Sandgate Road.

The works involved include:

  • installation of new footpath along Sandgate Road
  • installation of new guard rail
  • removal of the bridge structure including the piers and abutments
  • vegetation clearing required for the removal of the bridge structure
  • creek bank stabilisation and landscaping works.

Council has identified two trees that will need to be removed as part of this project. These trees will be removed in consultation with an arborist. Council is committed to minimising any impact on the environment and will undertake offset planting and landscaping within the project vicinity after construction.

Construction will generally take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advanced notification to the community for any out-of-hours works.

Impacts during construction

Local residents and businesses in close proximity to the site may experience some construction impacts associated with these works, including noise, dust, vibration, odour, lane closures and some traffic delays. Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community, and we thank you for your patience while we undertake these works.

Project timing

Construction will commence in mid-September 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in November 2020, weather permitting.

Project benefits

The bridge removal and footpath connection will improve the safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Old Sandgate Road bridge removal and footpath connection project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Old Sandgate Road bridge removal and footpath connection project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:10 September 2020