Boundary Road and Skepper Street Intersection upgrade – Ellen Grove
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection in Ellen Grove to improve safety for all road users and enhance the overall operation of the intersection.
|Address||Boundary Road and Skepper Street, Ellen Grove|
|Project outcomes||Improved road safety and pedestrian connectivity|
Start of construction
About the project
The Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection is currently a priority-controlled T-intersection with a Give Way sign on the Skepper Street approach.
Between 2014 and 2021 there were 14 reported crashes at the intersection, 13 of which resulted in medical treatment or hospitalisation. Twelve of the crashes involved motorists failing to give way and colliding with vehicles travelling southbound on Boundary Road. High traffic volumes, extended wait times and poor sightlines of vehicles travelling on Boundary Road is contributing to inappropriate gap selection.
The intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government's Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).
The upgrade will improve safety at the intersection through installing traffic lights with controlled right turn arrows and pedestrian crossing facilities across Skepper Street.
Other works will involve:
- modifying centre medians on Boundary Road
- removing the Skepper Street left-turn slip lane
- providing a dedicated left-turn lane into Skepper Street
- widening the western side of Boundary Road
- installing new kerb and channel
- installing new LED street lighting
- new pavement, line marking, landscaping and turfing.
To facilitate the project, Council has identified three trees to be removed on Boundary Road. All work will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset with replanting in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislation requirements.
Works will take place from mid-February 2022 and will be completed mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting.
The majority of 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.
Some weekend works may be required and will take place between 7am and 5pm. These weekend works will reduce the need for night works, as well as lessen impacts on local residents and businesses.
What the community can expect
Residents and businesses in close proximity to the intersection may experience:
- increased noise from general construction activity, increased truck movements as well as low levels of vibration and dust
- noise from reversing beepers. Due to workplace health and safety, reversing beepers cannot be switched off
- temporary traffic changes including lane closures and reduced speed limits, as well as temporary detour for pedestrians and cyclists.
Traffic control and signage will be onsite to assist all road users around the work zone.
- Late 2021 – detailed design
- Early 2022 – start of construction
- Mid 2022 – end of construction
Council is committed to keeping the local community informed about the latest project updates. More information will be provided to the local community closer to the start of construction.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection, you can:
- call the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
- call Council on (07) 3403 8888 (after hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection upgrade
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.