Widdop Street upgrade - Nundah

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the intersection of Widdop Street and the Toombul Shopping Centre access road at Nundah to improve safety in the area for all road users. The upgrade will improve traffic efficiency and cater for existing and future demand through the intersection.

Summary

Address Widdop Street, Nundah
Ward Northgate
Project outcomes Increase road safety for all users, improved traffic efficiency and cater for existing and future demands through the intersection.
Latest update

Works progressing – on track for completion late 2019

About the project

A variety of road users including cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and heavy vehicles currently move through the busy Widdop Street and Toombul Shopping Centre access road intersection. Increasing traffic volumes will make access for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians through this intersection difficult and unsafe.

Signalising the intersection will make it safer for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists crossing Widdop Street travelling on the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

This upgrade is 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.

Works will involve:

  • installing traffic signals at the intersection of Widdop Street and the Toombul Shopping Centre access road, including a controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists
  • constructing an additional northbound lane on Widdop Street to improve traffic flow
  • widening the bridge over Schulz Canal
  • banning right turns out of Walkers Way to improve safety
  • minor relocation of the northbound bus stop
  • resurfacing, new kerb and channel, line marking and landscaping.

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Project status

Works started in May 2019 and are on track for completion in late 2019.

The majority of works will be undertaken between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. However, some out-of-hours works may be required when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of all road users and workers. These out-of-hours works will be undertaken intermittently between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday.

During construction, local businesses and nearby residents can expect some construction noise, dust, low levels of vibration and increased truck movements. Motorists may experience changed traffic conditions during construction. At times, temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits as well as footpath closures may be required on Widdop Street for the safety of motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and workers.  

Please note, pedestrians and cyclists exiting from the Toombul Shopping Centre carpark are still able to cross Widdop Street and access the footpath on the eastern side, which remains open.

Temporary traffic changes

Over the course of the next few months, motorists will notice changed traffic conditions as works are undertaken on the western and eastern verges.

Works are currently being undertaken on the western verge, resulting in traffic being temporarily shifted to the eastern side of Widdop Street. This temporary shift provides a safe work zone on the western verge for traffic signal conduit installation, stormwater drainage, kerb and footpath works.

Once the works on the western verge are complete, the work zone will then move to the eastern side of Widdop Street, and traffic will shift towards the western verge. Similar to the western side, this traffic shift will allow works to be undertaken on the eastern verge.

Bridge works

The bridge over the Schulz Canal is being widened as part of the intersection works, providing the space required for the additional northbound lane on Widdop Street.

As part of these widening works, a new shared path will be constructed on the western side of the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.

In order for the bridge to be widened, bridge beams have been placed on the western side of the Widdop Street Bridge. The road will remain open while this work is undertaken with traffic control in place to direct motorists through the work zone if required.

Bus stop 39/45

Bus stop 39/45 has been temporarily relocated to Masefield Street while the intersection is being upgraded. This bus stop will be reinstated and open for use in late 2019.

Bus routes 300 and 301 are both servicing the temporary bus stop in Masefield Street in the interim.

Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible.

We would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding during these important works.

More information

For more information about the Widdop Street upgrade, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during working hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of working hours)
  • email the project team 
  • write to
    Widdop Street upgrade
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:2 September 2019
Topics: nundah