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

Council is upgrading the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection at St Lucia to improve safety and traffic efficiency.

Summary table including, address, ward, project outcomes, latest update
Address Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive, St Lucia
Ward Walter Taylor
Project outcomes To reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for road users
Latest update
Construction - April 2019 to late 2019

About the project

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection in St Lucia to improve traffic efficiency and safety for all road users.

The intersection has experienced a relatively high crash rate in recent years, with 19 crashes occurring between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2018.

The upgrade will involve: 

  • Upgrading the existing traffic signals to provide a fully controlled right-turn from Gailey Road to Sir Fred Schonell Drive
  • 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
  • Installing new footpath and kerb ramps 
  • Installing new line marking and landscaping.
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This work 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.

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

Project status

Construction will be undertaken from April 2019 and will be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Construction update

Council previously advised seven trees of two metres or more in height were identified for removal. However, following further investigations, Council’s arborist has confirmed that only five trees are required to be removed. Of the two trees that are not being removed, the large gum tree located on the western side of Gailey Road, south of the intersection, has been identified to be retained.

All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset by replanting 29 trees in the project and local area in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

The majority of works will take place between 7pm-5am, Sunday-Thursday. These works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise traffic disruptions. Where possible, day works will be undertaken and will take place between 7am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.

During construction, local residents and businesses in close proximity to the work may experience impacts such as noise, heavy vehicle movements, dust and vibration. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we undertake these important works.

Council is committed to keeping local residents, businesses and the broader community informed about the intersection upgrade and will provide regular updates as the project progresses.

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:8 May 2019
Topics: st lucia