Wynnum Road corridor upgrade: Stage 1 - East Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce major construction is now complete on the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade stage 1 through East Brisbane.

The project was part of Council’s $1.3 billion commitment to 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 people home quicker and safer.

Stage 1b of the corridor upgrade complementing the works undertaken in Stage 1 were completed in August 2020.

These interim measures will improve traffic efficiency and safety along Wynnum Road, between Canning Bridge and Riding Road.

Stage 1 fly-through video

Watch the fly-through video to learn about this stage of the project.

You can also watch this video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

Read supporting information for this video.

Project summary

Table with project summary information including address, ward, latest news and project outcome for the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade project.
Address Lytton Road - Latrobe Street to Canning Bridge, East Brisbane
Ward Coorparoo
Latest news Completed April 2020
Related projects Read more about Stage 1b of this project for further information. 

About the project

Works on the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade stage 1 started in early 2018 and were completed in April 2020.

Works involved:

  • widening Lytton Road between Latrobe Street and Canning Bridge from four to six lanes
  • upgrading the bend at Heidelberg Street by changing the curve to improve safety
  • increasing lane widths to 3.3 metres for the inside lanes and 3.7 metres for the outside lanes to improve safety
  • relocating and signalising the intersection at Laidlaw Parade and Lytton Road
  • installing a U-turn facility at the new Laidlaw Parade and Lytton Road intersection
  • installing a centre median to prevent right turns
  • rationalising and indenting bus bays to reduce the impact on traffic flow and improve efficiency
  • providing off-road bike path between Mowbray Park and Laidlaw Parade, with a separate pedestrian footpath
  • removing access to Eskgrove and Scanlan Streets from Lytton Road
  • undergrounding the existing overhead service lines
  • installing up-lighting under feature trees and the war memorial and providing free Wi-Fi in Mowbray Park.
  • landscaping involving planting more than 300 trees and more than 20,000 plants 

Project benefits

  • improve safety for all road users 
  • improve road capacity to cater for current demands and accommodate expected traffic growth 
  • improve travel times
  • reduce congestion.

Related projects

Further information on stage 1b of the project is available on the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade – Stage 1b page.

More information

If you would like to find out more about this project, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (24-hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Wynnum Road corridor upgrade – Stage 1
    City Projects Office 
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 22 October 2020