Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade - St Lucia

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise construction of the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade in St Lucia is now complete.

Summary table including, address, ward, project outcomes, latest update
Address Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive, St Lucia
Ward Walter Taylor
Project outcomes Improved safety for road users
Latest update
End of construction 

About the project

Council upgraded the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection in St Lucia to improve traffic flow efficiency, reduce congestion and improve safety for all road users. Pedestrians will benefit from a safe crossing facility and upgraded footpaths enhancing connectivity to community facilities such as bus stops and shops.

Prior to the upgrade, the intersection had experienced a relatively high crash rate in recent years, with 19 crashes occurring between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2018.

The project upgraded the existing traffic signals to provide a fully controlled right-turn from Gailey Road to Sir Fred Schonell Drive including:

  • minor road widening
  • extending the right-turn lane on Gailey Road into Sir Fred Schonell Drive
  • constructing a retaining wall on the western side of Gailey Road
  • upgrading footpath and kerb ramps
  • installing new lighting
  • installing new line marking and landscaping.

This project was part of Council’s $1.3 billion commitment to more than 90 road improvement projects to take real action on congestion by focusing on a range of solutions to improve the existing road network, getting residents home quicker and safer.

The Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Council as part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery (R2R) program.

Project status

Construction of the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection started in late April 2019 and was completed in mid-July 2019.

More information

If you would like further information about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the team 
  • write to:
    ​Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:24 September 2019
Topics: st lucia road