Woolloongabba Bikeway project - Woolloongabba

Brisbane City Council began construction of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project in November 2018. The project will be completed in mid-2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The bikeway will provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in both directions.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Woolloongabba Bikeway project including address, ward, project outcomes and the latest news.
Address Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane
Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes To provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in both directions. This will provide a safer environment for all road users.
Latest update

June update

Construction underway at M3 on-ramp

Permanent changes to/from side streets at Annerley Road

About the project

The Woolloongabba Bikeway project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program. It will create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities through dedicated bikeways and active travel options. Council has invested $100 million over four years from 2016-2020. 

The Woolloongabba Bikeway project extends:

  • 1.1 kilometres along Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane, and
  • 1.4 kilometres along Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park.

Council undertook consultation on the preliminary design in August-September 2017 and received valuable feedback from the community. In response to community and Queensland Government feedback, Council made a number of changes to the design. 

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Construction update

Council is pleased to advise the project is due to be completed four months ahead of schedule in July 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Sections of the bikeway are now open for use however some detours are still in in place while the final works are completed along part of Stanley Street. Cyclists using the bikeway should follow all detour signage to safely navigate the remaining construction works and to ensure the safety of all road users. 

The upcoming works in June 2019 will include standard construction hours between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Stanley Street – Vulture Street to Ipswich Road

Works include:

  • Commissioning of new floating bus stop at Reid Street.
  • Continue footpath, drainage and bikeway works.
  • Continue traffic signal works at signalised intersections.
  • Continue line marking works.
  • Continue intersection works on Stanley Street at Allen Street and Leopard Street.
  • Continue bikeway works on the Stanley Street service road at Gibbon Street, Hubert Street and Reid Street.
  • Continue landscaping works.

Annerley Road – Stanley Street to Gladstone Road

  • Continue traffic signal works at signalised intersections.
  • Continue line marking works.
  • Continue landscaping works.

Dock Street/Vulture Street/Stanley Street intersection works

  • Continue footpath and bikeway works.
  • Continue profiling, asphalt layer and line marking works at the intersection.
  • Continue landscaping works.
  • Continue traffic signal works at Dock Street/Vulture Street intersection.
  • Continue Intersection signal works from Grey Street to Dock Street/ Vulture Street intersection.
  • Continue with car park changes

Out-of-hours works

Annerley Road between Stanley Street and Gladstone Road

This table lists the locations, timings and activities of out-of-hours works for the Woolloongabba Bikeway project on Annerley Road.
Location Timing 7pm-6am Activity
Between Stanley Street and Stephens Road

Sunday 26 May to Thursday 30 May

Sunday 2 June to Thursday 6 June

Traffic signal/intersection works and line marking.

Stanley Street, between Vulture Street and Ipswich Road

This table lists the locations, timings and activities of out-of-hours works for the Woolloongabba Bikeway project on Stanley Street.
Location Timing 7pm-6am Activity
Vulture Street to Ipswich Road

Sunday 26 May to Thursday 30 May

Sunday 2 June to Thursday 6 June

Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June

Traffic signal/intersection works, line marking and bus stop works.

Dock Street, Vulture Street, Stanley Street intersection

Location Timing 7pm-6am Activity
Dock Street/Vulture Street/Stanley Street intersection

Sunday 26 May to Thursday 30 May

Sunday 2 June to Thursday 6 June

Traffic signal/intersection works, and line marking.

If works are required to be rescheduled Council will provide advance notification.

While Council is working to minimise construction impacts, the local area may experience noise, dust, low levels of vibration, lane closures and some traffic delays. During out-of-hours works, noisy activities such as saw cutting are planned to be completed before 11pm, where possible.

Traffic detours, signage and traffic control will be in place to guide road users through the site, with the speed limit reduced to 40km/h. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Construction on Stanley Street at the M3 on-ramp

Council is pleased to advise construction of the bikeway project on Stanley Street at the M3 on-ramp commenced in May 2019.

As previously advised in late 2018, design changes were made to the bikeway at this location.

Council has worked collaboratively with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to develop a mutually acceptable design which maintains access to the South East Freeway as part of the bikeway project.

Features of the approved design include:

  • installing a shared through and left-turn traffic lane on Stanley Street, which will provide access to the South East Freeway for passenger vehicles only.
  • removing the existing slip lane on Stanley Street to the on-ramp
  • maintaining the left turn ban at the on-ramp between 4 and 6pm Monday to Friday as per current arrangements
  • installing a signal-controlled, separated cycle and pedestrian crossing across the on-ramp
  • installing advanced warning signage for road users
  • installing road surface treatments to reduce speeds in the area
  • installation of a floating bus stop.

Please refer to the project plan for further details.

Traffic studies undertaken indicate that this design will not significantly impact on the efficiency of the intersection or surrounding road network.

Construction is expected to be completed in July 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Permanent traffic changes

Permanent changes to/from side streets at Annerley Road 

As previously communicated, as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project, there have been permanent access changes into and out of the following side streets at Annerley Road from Wednesday 13 February 2019:

Abingdon Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Abingdon Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Abingdon Street – access Abingdon Street via the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto School Road and either left or right into Abingdon Street
  • no right-turn from Abingdon Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via School Road, left onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road.

Grove Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Grove Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Grove Street – access Grove Street via left into Ross Street or Abingdon Street, right into School Road, right onto Park Road and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection and then left into Grove Street
  • no right-turn from Grove Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via left onto Annerley Road, left into Crown Street, left into Stephens and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

The following access changes have been implemented from Wednesday 20 February 2019:

Crown Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Crown Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Crown Street – access Crown Street via right into Clarence Street at the signalised intersection, left onto Stephens Road and then left into Crown Street 
  • no right-turn from Crown Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via left onto Stephens Road and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

Heaslop Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Heaslop Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Heaslop Street – access Heaslop Street via right-turn at the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto Merton Road and left into Heaslop Street
  • no right-turn from Heaslop Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via right onto Merton Road, right onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.  

Lockhart Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Lockhart Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Lockhart Street –- access Lockhart Street via the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto School Road and either left or right into Lockhart Street
  • no right-turn from Lockhart Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via right onto Merton Road, right onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

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The following changes have been implemented

Merton Road

  • introduction of left in only at Merton Road/Stanley Street 
  • no left-turn from Merton Road onto Stanley Street – access Stanley Street via left-turn onto Hawthorne Street, left-turn into Trinity Lane and left turn onto Stanley Street.

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Gloucester Street

  • introduction of left-out only from Gloucester Street onto Annerley Road. 
  • access to Gloucester Street from Annerley Road will be available via Stephens Road. 

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General construction

Construction works began on Stanley Street and Annerley Road. It will progress in stages along both roads.

Construction will involve:

  • removing and replacing the traffic islands
  • excavating and resurfacing of the traffic lanes
  • installing signage and line-marking
  • installing traffic signals
  • service location works
  • relocating utilities
  • landscaping works. 

Council has identified some tree removal is required. All work is carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines. Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts are offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements. Trees of various sizes to be replanted in the local area.

Additionally, Council will remove a number of car parks, loading zones and taxi ranks to facilitate the project. 

While Council is working to minimise construction impacts, local residents, businesses and road users may experience:

  • increased activity around the worksite, including deliveries of machinery and equipment
  • increased noise and dust
  • low levels of vibration
  • reduced speed limit of 40km/h along Stanley Street and Annerley Road for the duration of the project
  • lane closures and some traffic delays during off-peak and peak hours
  • detours, traffic controllers and signage to safely direct road users, cyclists and pedestrians
  • temporary removal of some car parks 
  • temporary access changes
  • temporary relocation of some bus stops.

Council does not switch off reversing beepers due to workplace health and safety requirements.

Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: Stage 1 project

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway project will upgrade the Dock and Vulture Streets intersection connecting the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways. This is part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project. Council is also investigating additional measures to improve the operation of this intersection.

Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street precinct, Woolloongabba

As part of the final design for the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) for the Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street Precinct at Woolloongabba, a pedestrian refuge will be installed on Hawthorne Street to improve pedestrian safety. This is being delivered as part of Council’s Woolloongabba Bikeway project.

The Hawthorne Street pedestrian refuge was initially proposed in early 2018 as part of the LATM treatments. Initial consultation feedback received July 2018 indicated a lack of support for the pedestrian refuge as it would require removal of four car parks on Hawthorne Street. Subsequently, the pedestrian refuge was removed from the preliminary design.

In late October 2018, subsequent feedback received from the local community demonstrated increased support to install the pedestrian refuge on Hawthorne Street. Therefore, Council has revisited the arrangement and reincorporated the refuge into the final design. 

Construction activities commenced in May 2019 and are nearing completion. 

Merton Road – loading zone

Council advises that two parking spaces on Merton Road will be altered to facilitate a loading zone near the intersection with Stanley Street.

This loading zone will be located outside 10 Merton Road which currently contains two 4P parking spaces.

To minimise parking impacts, the space will operate as a loading zone between 8am and 5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 8am – 12pm Sunday, when nearby businesses require a loading zone to facilitate daily business operations. Outside of these times when nearby businesses are closed, the space will be an unmetered 2P parking space for two vehicles. 

The loading zone will be implemented from late March 2019 with appropriate line marking and signage installed to ensure road users are aware of these changes.

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Photo gallery

View the Woolloongabba Bikeway artist impressions photo gallery as a slideshow. Alternatively, view the photos individually in our Woolloongabba Bikeway album in Council’s Flickr account.

Woolloongabba Bikeway 4 - Annerley Road floating bus stop

More information

For more information about the Woolloongabba Bikeway project or to sign up for monthly updates, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during working hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of working hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:​
    Woolloongabba Bikeway project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

 

Last updated:12 June 2019