Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection upgrade - Kedron

We are upgrading the roundabout at the Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection in Kedron to improve the overall operation and safety for all road users.

Summary

This table provides information on the Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection upgrade in Kedron including address, ward, project outcome and latest news.
Address Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street, Kedron
Ward Northgate
Project outcome Improved safety for all road users
Latest news

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About the project

We have identified the need for safety improvements at the roundabout at Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection in Kedron.

The Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection recorded 10 crashes between 2014 to 2021, eight of which resulted in requiring medical treatment. Nine of the accidents occurred as a result of motorists failing to slow down and give way on approach to the roundabout.

We are widening the roundabout at the Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection in Kedron, making turning easier and safer for cars and other vehicles moving through the roundabout, as well as improving facilities for people walking.

The Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government's Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

Project benefits

The project will improve safety at the intersection by modifying the roundabout central island to increase the turning movement for vehicles entering the roundabout and reduce vehicle speed through the intersection. The larger central island will be more visible to approaching traffic and provide awareness of vehicle priority. New pedestrian ramps and refuges will be installed to improve safety and connectivity for people walking through the area.

Project details

The project involves:

  • widening the central island to better control and slow traffic movements through the intersection
  • increasing the kerb widths on both sides of Leckie Road at the intersection to improve safety for people walking
  • upgrading pedestrian ramps and refuges for improved safety and connectivity
  • constructing a new footpath on the western side of Colac Street and conducting repairs on the current footpath on the eastern side of Leckie Road
  • installing new kerb and channel, pavement and line marking.

Construction

Works commenced in March 2022 and will be completed mid-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.

Some day works will also be required and will take place Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. Where possible, We will ensure day and night works do not take place concurrently.

Environmental

We have identified six trees required to be removed to facilitate the upgrade. All work will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines and we 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.

What the community can expect

Residents and property owners near 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 people walking and riding. 

Traffic control and signage will be on site to assist all road users through the area. Access to private property will be maintained during the works.

Project timing

  • March 2022 – Start of construction
  • Mid-2022 – End of construction

More Information

If you would like to find out more about the Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection upgrade, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Edinburgh Castle Road and Colac Street intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 23 May 2022

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