Commercial Road and Doggett Street intersection upgrade - Newstead

Brisbane City Council is planning works to upgrade the intersection of Commercial Road and Doggett Street in Newstead to improve safety for all road users.

Project summary

This table includes project summary information about the Commercial Road and Doggett Street intersection upgrade including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Commercial Road and Doggett Street, Newstead
Ward Central
Project outcomes Improved safety
Latest update Project introduction

About the project

The intersection has been identified by Council as requiring safety improvements, particularly for pedestrian movements across Commercial Road due to the large volume of pedestrians in the area. In addition, a total of seven crashes were reported at the intersection between April 2013 and June 2019, which resulted in three hospitalisations, three requiring medical treatment and one minor injury.

The project involves signalising the intersection to provide controlled pedestrian crossing facilities and formalise right-turn movements for both west and eastbound traffic on Commercial Road. A right-turn pocket will also be introduced on the southern approach of Doggett Street.

Due to the signalisation, there will be changes to on-street parking in the area surrounding the intersection and changes to line marking at the Longland Street and Doggett Street intersection. Additionally, bike boxes will be introduced on the Commercial Road approaches of the intersection to facilitate cycle users.

This project is jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government through the Urban Congestion initiative.

Traffic changes

The following traffic changes will occur due to this project.

Doggett Street proposed one way, between Commercial Road and Longland Street

To accommodate the signalisation of the intersection and limit congestion, Council is proposing Doggett Street be converted to a one-way street for northbound traffic only, between Commercial Road and Longland Street. In addition to limiting congestion, this change will improve safety on Doggett Street.

Southbound traffic on Longland Street will have to use alternative local streets to access Commercial Road such as Kyabra Street and Masters Street.

Project details

Works will involve:

  • signalising the intersection and provide controlled pedestrian crossing facilities
  • extending the right-turn pocket, west and eastbound, on Commercial Road
  • installing a right-turn pocket southbound on Doggett Street
  • converting Doggett Street to a one-way street for northbound traffic only, between Commercial Road and Longland Street
  • removal of four on-street parking bays on Doggett Street and six on-street parking bays on Commercial Road
  • relocation of the Australia Post box and loading zone on Commercial Road
  • installing bike boxes on Commercial Road at the intersection
  • kerb and channel works
  • resurfacing and line marking.

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Project timing

Council has completed the concept design for the project and will commence preliminary design in the coming weeks. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2020.

Have your say at information sessions

Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the project design at two upcoming community information sessions.

Two community information sessions will be held at Gasworks Plaza on the following dates:

  • Thursday 17 October 2019, from 5- 8pm
  • Saturday 19 October 2019, from 9am - 12 midday. 

More information

If you would like more information about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Commercial Road and Doggett Street intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:10 October 2019
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