Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection upgrade - Chermside

Brisbane City Council is pleased to share the concept design for the Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection upgrade in Chermside.

Summary

This table provides a summary to the Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection upgrade in Chermside including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection upgrade - Chermside
Ward Marchant
Project outcome Improved safety for all road users
Latest news Project introduction - concept design

About the project

Hamilton Road carries approximately 20,000 vehicles per day and provides an important east-west connection between Gympie Road and Webster Road as well as access to amenities such as The Prince Charles Hospital.

The Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection has been identified as a location requiring safety improvements with three crashes reported, including one fatality, in the five years between January 2016 and December 2021. High traffic volumes, extended wait times and poor sightlines of vehicles travelling on Hamilton Road contributes to safety issues.

To improve safety and connectivity at this location, we are installing traffic lights with pedestrian crossing facilities to make it easier for people driving, riding and walking.

Council has investigated many options to improve safety and access in this area and previously proposed an upgrade of the Hamilton Road and Staib Road intersection which was dependent on funding from the Queensland Government. While this was investigated, an interim option was proposed that was not supported by the community. Council is now proposing this concept design at Hamilton Road and Western Avenue that addresses the community needs within the available Council budget.

Project benefits

  • Improve safety
  • Enhance connectivity for people riding and walking
  • Improve access to local shops, businesses, The Prince Charles Hospital and other community facilities.

Project details

The project will involve:

  • installing traffic lights at the Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection with pedestrian crossing facilities to improve safety and access for all road users
  • upgrading Hamilton Road to include two lanes east and west bound to improve travel time efficiency and reduce congestion
  • improving right-turn access from Hamilton Road into Farnell Street for eastbound travel
  • removing on-street parking on Hamilton Road, between the Webster Road roundabout and Farnell Street, and on the eastern side of Western Avenue to ensure safe access for all users
  • maintaining access for emergency services with ‘keep clear’ signage
  • changing access to left-in/left-out only at Curwen Terrace, Zenith Avenue and Kelso Street
  • reducing the width of the southern verge and installing new footpath between Farnell Street and the emergency services
  • installing new pavement, line marking, landscaping and turf.

Project timing

  • Late 2022 – Concept design  
  • Early 2023 – Detailed design
  • Late 2023 – Start of construction
  • Mid-2024 – End of construction

What’s next

Council’s project team will finalise the design and prepare for the start of construction. Main construction works are anticipated to start in late 2023.

Council understands that as part of taking action to ensure Brisbane is the best city to live, 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 make affect where you live, work or travel.

Information session

Council will be holding an information session to give the community an opportunity to meet the project team and find out more about the project.

Date:  Saturday 26 November 2022
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside.

Project documents

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Hamilton Road and Western Avenue 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
  • use the online contact form to register for future project updates
  • write to:
    Hamilton Road and Western Avenue intersection upgrade
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 23 November 2022

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