Player Street connection - Upper Mount Gravatt

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the release of the detailed design for the Player Street connection at Upper Mount Gravatt.

The Player Street connection is 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

The fly-through video shows the detailed design features for the Player Street Connection at Upper Mount Gravatt. Watch the fly-through video to find out about the project.

Alternatively, you can watch the video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

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

Download the detailed design project plan in your preferred format:

Latest update Detailed design released

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 Mount Gravatt Corridor Neighbourhood Plan.

Signals at the intersection of Kessels Road and Cremin Street currently provide access to the residential precinct to the north. These traffic 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. As well as improved access to the residential areas north of Kessels Road, the upgrade will improve traffic efficiency and safety for all road users.

The detailed design involves:

  • 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
  • removal of three street trees and a number of trees within the project area
  • planting four trees within the vicinity of the project area for every tree that is removed.

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 more direct and safe pedestrian access to bus stops and community facilities.
  • Provide upgraded shared pedestrian and cyclist facilities.

Community information session

Council will be holding information sessions in May, to give the community an opportunity to find out more about the project. Two on-site community information sessions will be held outside at Westfield Garden City Level two, outside Godfrey’s near the Woolworths on the following dates:

  • Thursday 23 May 2019, between 6pm and 8pm
  • Saturday 25 May 2019, between 9am and 11am.

These sessions will allow community members to speak in-person with the project team, and view the detailed design for the project.

Timing

Construction for the project is anticipated to start in mid-2019, and be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed about construction activity in their area, and will provide advance notification prior to construction commencing.

Other project documents

You can download the following documents:

More information

If you would like to provide comments or 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:23 May 2019