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.
In the coming weeks, road users will continue to see workers on site completing minor works such as the asphalt overlay of Laidlaw Parade, Scanlan Street, Eskgrove Street and Walter Avenue; minor repairs; removal of site offices and the reinstatement of land used by the contractor.
It is anticipated that all works will be completed in late May, weather and site conditions permitting.
Stage 1b of the corridor upgrade complementing the works undertaken in Stage 1 are continuing with works to replace the existing water main under Wynnum Road expected to be completed in the coming months. This will be followed by pavement works to extend the right-hand turn pocket at Norman Avenue and the removal of the unsafe right-hand turns at Gillan Street, Norman Crescent and Overend Street.
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.
|Address||Lytton Road - Latrobe Street to Canning Bridge, East Brisbane|
|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.
- 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
- improve safety for all road users
- improve road capacity to cater for current demands and accommodate expected traffic growth
- improve travel times
- reduce congestion.
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - project plan (PDF - 1.1Mb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - project plan (Word - 1.2Mb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - business case - 2014 (PDF - 2.6Mb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - business case - 2014 (Word - 11.6Mb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - business case Appendix B - options analysis report - 2014 (PDF - 8.7Mb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - benefit cost ratio technical note - 2014 (PDF - 530kb)
- Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - stage 1 - feasibility study - 2009 (PDF - 2.1Mb).
Further information on stage 1b of the project is available on the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade – Stage 1b page.
If you would like to find out more about this project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 572 132 (during business hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after 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.