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
Ward Jamboree
Project outcomes Improved road safety and pedestrian connectivity
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Project introduction

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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).

Project details

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. 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 in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislation requirements.

Project timing

  • Late 2021 – detailed design
  • Early 2022 – start of construction
  • Mid 2022 – end of construction

Council understands that as part of taking action to ensure Brisbane is the best city to live in, there will be some disruption. The project team will keep you informed every step of the way to ensure you know when and how works may affect you.

More information

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
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 17 December 2021