Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street intersection upgrade - Coorparoo

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street intersection in Coorparoo to improve safety for all road users.


Summary of address, ward, project outcomes, latest update.
Address Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomes Improved safety and reduce traffic congestion
Latest update

Early works - May 2019

About the project

Brisbane City Council has identified the Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street intersection in Coorparoo as a location that requires an upgrade to improve efficiency and safety for vehicles and pedestrians.

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

The intersection carries approximately 31,000 vehicles per day and has a high crash rate with 33 recorded casualty crashes between August 2007 and July 2017, which resulted in the hospitalisation, medical treatment or minor injury of the motorists involved. The majority of the crashes involved motorists turning right from Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street colliding with oncoming traffic.

The project aims to prevent future accidents by better controlling the right-turn movements.

The project will involve:

  • providing a dedicated right-turn lane on Chatsworth Road into Boundary Road
  • installing a fully controlled right-turn with arrows on both Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street
  • widening Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street to allow for an additional through lane in the westbound direction
  • Changes to signal operations to reduce the potential conflict between vehicles and pedestrians with the removal of the left slip lane from Samuel Street to Boundary Road.

Project benefits

  • Improved road user safety with controlled right-turn movements from Chatsworth Road and Samuel Street into Boundary Road.
  • Reduced congestion with an additional through lane on Samuel Street and right-turn lane on Chatsworth Road.
  • Improved pedestrian safety with modified signal phasing.


Early works are scheduled to take place during May 2019.

Main construction works will start in July 2019 and is expected to be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Early works

In preparation for the start of construction, Council is undertaking early works to remove the building on the southwest corner of the intersection (137 Boundary Road), acquired as part of the upgrade.

Council will appoint a specialist demolition contractor who will manage the removal of the building to ensure workplace health and safety requirements are met and there is no risk to the community.

These works are expected to start in early May 2019 and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. The majority of works will take place during the day between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Council will notify residents and businesses if out-of-hours works are required.

During the demolition, residents and businesses near the intersection may at times experience increased noise, truck movements, vibration and dust. Council will make every effort to minimise impacts to the local community. Temporary lane closures maybe required, with traffic control in place to direct road users. Safe pedestrian access around the worksite will be maintained at all times.

More information

If you would like to ask questions or find out more about the Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street intersection upgrade project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 010 705 (during business hours)
  • email the project team 
  • visit and enter a search for ‘Chatsworth Road, Boundary and Samuel Street intersection upgrade project’
  • Phone Council’s contact centre on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • write to:
    Chatsworth Road, Boundary Road and Samuel Street intersection upgrade
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:8 May 2019
Topics: coorparoo