Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection upgrade

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection in Aspley to improve safety for all road users, enhance the overall operation of the intersection and enhance pedestrian connectivity to Marchant Park.


The table provides information on the Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection upgrade including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Ellison Road and Kirby Road, Aspley
Ward Marchant
Project outcomes Improved road safety and traffic flow efficiency
Latest news

Preliminary design 

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About the project

The Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection is currently a priority-controlled T-intersection with a stop sign on Kirby Road approaching Ellison Road. Kirby Road carries approximately 6300 vehicles a day and Ellison Road carries approximately 13,500 vehicles a day. 

Between 2016 and 2021, seven crashes have been recorded at the intersection, four of which required medical treatment and three resulted in hospitalisation. Five of the incidents were caused from vehicles turning right out of Kirby Road and colliding with vehicles travelling eastbound on Ellison Road. High traffic volumes, extended wait times and poor sightlines of vehicles travelling on Ellison Road contributes to motorists misjudging safe gaps in the traffic when turning onto Ellison Road.

The Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection upgrade is jointly funded on a 40:60 basis by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program ($2.2 million) and Brisbane City Council.

Project details

Project works will involve:  

  • installing traffic lights at the intersection with pedestrian crossing facilities
  • widening Ellison Road to the south to allow for a dedicated right-turn pocket
  • widening Kirby Road to the east to construct a new left-turn lane
  • extending the right-turn pocket on Ellison Road to increase capacity
  • constructing new centre medians on Ellison Road, either side of the intersection
  • reconfiguring the car park in Marchant Park
  • upgrading the footpath on the eastern side of Kirby Road with bike off-ramps
  • relocating the bus stop on the western side of Kirby Road approximately 50m to the north
  • installing a new concrete slab to the existing bus stop on the eastern side of Kirby Road
  • new pavement, line marking, landscaping and turf.

Project timing

  • Late 2021 – detailed design
  • Early 2022 – start of construction 
  • Late 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. 

Project documents

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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 Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection, you can:

  • call the project team on 1800 884 681
  • call Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ellison Road and Kirby Road intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 23 November 2021