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.

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Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the Player Street connection at Upper Mount Gravatt including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Kessels Road at Player Street and MacGregor Street, between the Logan Motorway and Pacific Motorway, Upper Mount Gravatt.
Ward Macgregor
Project outcome Improve traffic flow, efficiency and safety, and reduce congestion
Project plan

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Latest update

Construction from early August 2019 to late 2019. 

Extended weekend works on Kessels Road over four weekends from early September 2019.

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.

The Player Street connection project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Council as part of the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery (R2R) program.

Timing

Early works were completed in July 2019. This involved relocating services, some tree clearing and demolishing four properties that were acquired by Council to construct the new road link.

Civil construction work for the project started in early August 2019 and is expected to be completed by late 2019, weather and site conditions permitting.

Construction activities

Extended weekend works

A program of extended weekend works (from 8pm Saturday night to 5am Monday morning) is being periodically implemented over four weekends to enable critical works on Kessels Road to be completed. Extended weekend works have been scheduled when traffic volumes are lowest. The works will reduce the duration of the construction program.

During these weekends, works will be undertaken 24 hours a day within the project limits and will allow the project to construct critical road infrastructure as part of the upgrade. The implementation of the extended weekend works is required due to traffic permit conditions based on current traffic volumes on Kessels Road. In the event of wet weather, works will be rescheduled to the following weekend.

The first of the extended weekend works will commence on Saturday 7 September, continuing through to the morning of Monday 9 September 2019. They will involve trenching along Kessels Road to install stormwater infrastructure, excavating and reinstating sections of footpath, adn installing traffic signal pits, conduits and footings on Kessels Road.

Construction works on Cremin Street, Pickworth Street and Player Street will continue to occur between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Temporary traffic changes

Changed traffic conditions will be in place during the extended weekend works. People in this area can expect:

  • temporary lane closures on Kessels Road
  • a 40km/h speed limit will apply to all motorists travelling through the project area
  • footpath and driveway access may be temporarily restricted, however private property access will be maintained during the works
  • traffic signage and controllers on site to direct road users and pedestrians through construction areas to ensure community safety
  • general construction impacts including lighting from portable light towers, noise and dust and increased truck movements. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Construction hours

The majority of works will occur during the day between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Any works on Kessels Road will be completed at night between 7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest. The noisiest works, including excavating, stump grinding and saw cutting, will be completed prior to 11pm where possible to minimise  disruptions to local residents and businesses. Council will provide advance notice when out-of-hours works are planned, including particularly noisy works, major access changes and disruptions to property access or services.

During construction, residents and businesses near the site area may experience intermittent construction noise, dust, vibration, lighting from portable towers and construction vehicle movements with reversing beepers and flashing lights. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

The speed limit through the construction site will be reduced to 40km/h for the duration of the works. Traffic signage and onsite traffic controllers will direct road users and pedestrians through construction areas to ensure community safety.

Project benefits

  • 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

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More information

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
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:2 September 2019