Normanby Fiveways Bikeway lighting project - North Brisbane Bikeway, Spring Hill
Brisbane City Council is undertaking works to install LED lighting along the North Brisbane bikeway from College Road to Victoria Park, Spring Hill.
|Address||North Brisbane Bikeway, Spring Hill|
|Project outcomes||Increase safety and amenity for all pathway users|
|Latest updates||Stage 1 works are complete. Construction of stage 2 will start in May 2019 and are expected to be complete in July 2019.
About the project
Council is continuing to install lighting in key sections of the bikeway network to enhance safety. This will improve the amenity for all pathway users and minimise traffic congestion. These upgrades will encourage increased walking and cycling in Brisbane.
The Normanby Fiveways Bikeway lighting project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program. Council is creating dedicated bikeways and active travel option with a $100 million investment.
Council identified this section of the bikeway for lighting and pathway upgrades to improve safety in the community. This section of the North Brisbane bikeway is adjacent to the Brisbane Boys and Girls Grammar Schools. The North Brisbane Bikeway is a primary cycle route from the CBD to the northern suburbs. The bikeway carries high volumes of both pedestrians and cyclists.
Council is jointly funding this project with the Queensland Government’s Cycling Network Local Government Grants program. The state government has contributed 50% of the funding.
This project involves installing new LED lighting along an existing section of the bikeway behind the Brisbane Grammar school and Brisbane Girls Grammar School, between College Road and Victoria Park, Spring Hill. The existing concrete path will also be upgraded where possible to provide a wider pathway, which will improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Council completed stage 1 works in July 2018 between College Road and Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Spring Hill. Council will undertake stage 2 works on the section of the bikeway behind Brisbane Girls Grammar School.
Stage 2 works will also include the upgrade of two existing bikeway intersections within Victoria Park, on the northern side of the bikeway land bridge across the Inner City Bypass.
Construction of stage 2 of this project will start in May 2019.
A further bikeway intersection upgrade in Victoria Park on the southern side of the land bridge is currently on hold, subject to further environmental and heritage approvals.
Improved visibility will assist all pathway users to safely move through the area. An increase in walking and cycling can have a positive impact on the health of the community.
Impacts during construction
Council will temporarily close the North Brisbane Bikeway during stage 2 to enable construction works. Signed detours will be in place detailing alternative access as required.
Construction works will generally take place from Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm. Council may undertake some construction works on Sundays. Council will work diligently to minimise construction impacts. However, properties in close proximity to works may experience some dust and noise during construction. Council will endeavour to keep this disturbance to a minimum where possible. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, Council is unable to switch off reverse beepers from construction vehicles.
There are no expected changed traffic conditions as a result of this project. However, traffic controllers will be onsite when required during construction.
Council anticipates that stage 2 of the Normanby Fiveways Bikeway lighting project will start in May 2019 and be complete in July 2019.
For queries, feedback or more information, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during working hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of working hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Normanby Fiveways Bikeway lighting project team
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.