Boundary Road and Formation Street black spot project – Wacol
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the roundabout at the intersection of Boundary Road and Formation Street at Wacol as part of the Australian Government’s 2021-22 Black Spot Program.
|Address||Boundary Road and Formation Street, Wacol|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety|
Start of construction
About the project
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the intersection to improve safety for all road users by widening the roundabout central island to increase the turning movement for vehicles entering the roundabout and slow vehicle speed through the intersection. Wider median islands on all four approaches will enhance safety and connectivity 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 15 reported crashes at the Boundary Road and Formation Street intersection, 12 of which resulted in medical treatment or hospitalisation. Eleven of the 15 crashes occurred due to vehicles travelling along Boundary Road failing to slow down on approach to the intersection to give way to traffic and colliding with vehicles on the roundabout.
The project involves:
- widening the roundabout central island at Boundary Road and Formation Street
- constructing two-metre-wide median islands on all four approaches to the intersection
- new road resurfacing, signage and line marking.
Works commenced mid-November 2021 and will be completed early 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.
Most works will take place at night from Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5am, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.
Day works will also be required and will take place Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. Where possible, Council will ensure day and night works do not take place concurrently.
What the community can expect
Businesses and residents in proximity to the intersection may experience:
- increased noise from general construction activity
- increased truck movements
- low levels of vibration and dust
- temporary traffic changes including lane closures and reduced speed limits
- temporary detours for pedestrians and cyclists.
If you would like to find out more about the Boundary Road and Formation Street black spot project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Boundary Road and Formation Street black spot project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.