Player Street connection - Upper Mount Gravatt
Brisbane City Council is undertaking the Player Street connection in Upper Mount Gravatt. Construction started in early August 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in late 2019, weather and site conditions permitting.
The Player Street connection project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Council as part of the Australian Government's Road to Recovery program. The project is also part of Council’s $1.3 billion commitment for 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.
Player Street connection fly-through
Watch the fly-through video to learn about this project.
|Address||Kessels Road at Player Street and MacGregor Street, between the Logan Motorway and Pacific Motorway, Upper Mount Gravatt.|
|Project outcome||Improve traffic flow, efficiency and safety, and reduce congestion|
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New Player Street connection open from 5am on Thursday 31 October 2019. Left-turn access from Cremin Street into Kessels Road closed.
About the project
The project will see a new road link built by extending Player Street to the existing intersection of Kessels Road and MacGregor Street, as indicated in the 2012 Mount Gravatt Corridor Neighbourhood Plan.
Traffic signals at the intersection of Kessels Road and Cremin Street currently provide access to the residential precinct to the north. These signals are currently located close to the Logan Road intersection, creating congestion and safety concerns for all road users.
The project will remove the Cremin Street signals, improving traffic efficiency on Kessels Road by increasing queuing spaces for the Kessels Road intersections with MacGregor Street and Logan Road. This will:
- improve access to and egress from the local residential area
- improve safety and travel time reliability along this length of Kessels Road.
The project involves:
- constructing a new road link from the existing Kessels Road and MacGregor Street intersection through to Player Street
- removing existing traffic signals at the Kessels Road and Cremin Street intersection, and providing left-in access only, into Cremin Street
- installing a traffic median along Kessels Road, between MacGregor Street and Logan Road to remove right-turn movements to and from Cremin Street
- lengthening the right-turn lane from Kessels Road eastbound into Logan Road
- providing a dedicated right-turn lane from Kessels Road westbound, into the new Player Street connection
- constructing a new roundabout at the Player Street and Pickworth Street intersection
- constructing new pedestrian footpaths and landscaping along the Player Street connection
- removing three street trees and a number of trees within the project area
- planting seven trees in Tryon Street Park, to offset impact of tree removal.
Council is pleased to announce that the Player Street connection and intersection on Kessels Road will be open to road users from 5am on Thursday 31 October 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Reaching this project milestone means that vehicles will be able to use the new connection to access and egress the residential area north of Kessels Road, and make safer, more controlled movements between the local and arterial road network.
Extended weekend works
From 8pm on Saturday 2 November until 5am on Monday 4 November 2019, Council will complete critical works on Kessels Road. Over this weekend, Council will undertake profiling and asphalting on Kessels Road near Cremin Street, as well as centre median works on Kessels Road.
This work needs to be completed overnight during extended working hours when traffic volumes are lowest, to meet traffic permit conditions and ensure road user safety. In the event of wet weather, works will be rescheduled to the following weekend.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place over the weekend. Local residents should expect the following construction impacts:
- temporary lane closures on Kessels Road
- a 40km/h speed limit for all motorists travelling through the project area
- footpath and driveway access may be temporarily restricted at times. Private property access will be maintained during the works
- traffic signage and traffic controllers onsite to direct road users and pedestrians through construction areas to ensure community safety
- general construction impacts including lighting from portable light towers, some level noise and dust, and increased truck movements. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.
Works after this weekend will continue to occur between 7am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. Any work on Kessels Road will need to be completed at night between 7pm-5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest.
Cremin Street access changes
From 5am on Thursday 31 October 2019, Council will permanently close the left-turn access from Cremin Street into Kessels Road. Vehicles will be directed to use the new Player Street connection to make safe and controlled turning movements.
Left-turn access from Kessels Road into Cremin Street will be maintained, but there will be minor changes to traffic conditions while we work in this area. Follow the signage and traffic controller directions.
- Improve traffic flow on Kessels Road by removing a signalised intersection.
- Improve traffic efficiency and safety, by increasing queuing spaces for the Kessels Road intersections with MacGregor Street and Logan Road.
- Improve access to and egress from the residential catchment north of Kessels Road.
- Provide safe right-turn access between the arterial and local road network.
- Provide upgraded shared pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
Community information session
Two on-site community information sessions were held at the Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre in May 2019. This allowed community members to speak in-person with the project team and view the detailed design for the project.
Other project documents
You can download the following documents:
- Project plans
- Player Street Connection newsletter (PDF - 3.6Mb)
- Player Street Connection newsletter (Word - 1.2Mb)
- Player Street Connection business case (PDF - 3.3Mb)
- Player Street Connection key findings from the business case (Word - 3.9Mb).
If you would like to find out more about the Player Street connection, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 010 705 during business hours
- phone Council's 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 after hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Player Street connection
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.