Adelaide Street and Wharf Street black spot project – Brisbane CBD
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the completion of the intersection upgrade at Adelaide Street and Wharf Street in Brisbane’s CBD as part of the Australian Government’s 2021-22 Black Spot Program.
|Address||Adelaide Street and Wharf Street, Brisbane|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety|
|Latest update||End of construction
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About the project
Brisbane City Council upgraded the intersection to improve safety for all road users by removing the right turn movement (inbound) from Adelaide Street to Wharf Street and enhanced safe crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Australian Government’s Black Spot Program is part of the National Road Safety Strategy, which is framed by the guiding vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Australia’s roads. The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location to reduce the risk of crashes.
Between 2014 and 2021 there were 12 recorded crashes at the Adelaide Street and Wharf Street intersection, all of which resulted in medical treatment or hospitalisations. Nine of the 12 crashes occurred because of motorists failing to give way when turning or failing to observe the red lights signals.
The upgrade involved:
- removing the right-turn from Adelaide Street into Wharf Street (inbound)
- replacing the right-turn pocket on Adelaide Street with concrete median to prevent right turning movements. upgrading the traffic light poles with new lanterns including red turn arrows to protect crossing pedestrians
- new line marking.
If you would like to find out more about the Adelaide Street and Wharf Street black spot project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Adelaide Street and Wharf Street black spot project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.