Hoyland Street upgrade (Kluver Street to Bracken Ridge Road) - Bracken Ridge

Brisbane City Council is upgrading Hoyland Street between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road at Bracken Ridge.

Project summary

This table provides project summary information about the Hoyland Street upgrade including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Hoyland Street (Kluver Street to Bracken Ridge Road), Bracken Ridge
Ward Bracken Ridge
Project outcomes Improve safety, network reliability and pedestrian and cyclist connectivity
Latest news

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About the project

Council has commenced construction on the Hoyland Street upgrade, between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road at Bracken Ridge. Construction is expected to be complete by early 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The upgrade is jointly funded by Council’s Better Roads for Brisbane program, and the Australian Government’s Urban Congestion Fund. The project forms part of a joint $500 million commitment to deliver congestion-busting projects and safety improvements across Brisbane.

The Bracken Ridge Road, Hoyland Street and Strathpine Road corridor is an important east-west route linking the Gympie Arterial Road and the Gateway Motorway. The corridor connects the Moreton Bay area with the northern Brisbane suburbs of Strathpine, Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge and Sandgate.

The corridor is predominantly a four-lane road (two lanes in each direction) except for the 900-metre section of Hoyland Street, between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road, which is a two-lane road (single lane in each direction). The project involves widening this section of Hoyland Street, increasing the existing two-lane section to four lanes throughout Bracken Ridge Road, Hoyland Street and the Strathpine Road corridor.

Pedestrian and cycling facilities at the Kluver Street and Hoyland Street intersection will be improved by extending the traffic signal coverage to provide two-phase traffic signal protection at the existing northern and eastern left-slip lanes. This will improve connectivity to already established active transport facilities along the Hoyland Street corridor.

Project benefits

Once complete, community benefits include improved: 

  • travel time reliability during peak traffic flow periods
  • safety for all road users as well as improved road network reliability 
  • safety for pedestrians and cyclists with increased accessibility to already established active transport facilities along Hoyland Street.

Once complete, the upgrade will improve safety for road users as well as improving the road network efficiency. The upgrade will also complement the Gympie Arterial Road and Strathpine Road interchange upgrade that is being delivered by the Queensland and Australian governments. Construction of this project commenced early 2021.

Project features

The works include:

  • increasing Hoyland Street, between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road, from the current two-lane configuration to four lanes (two lanes in each direction)
  • providing two-phase traffic signal protection at the Hoyland Street and Kluver Street intersection to improve the safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists at the existing northern and eastern left-slip lanes
  • installing approximately 800 metres of guardrail along the corridor
  • removing approximately 200 street trees with an offset planting of approximately 400 trees within the project vicinity and local area
  • upgrading the street lighting to LED along the corridor
  • landscaping reinstatement
  • road resurfacing and line marking.

Environmental impacts

Approximately 200 street trees have been removed as part of the project. Council is committed to minimising impact on the environment and will replant approximately 400 trees within the project vicinity and local area in accordance with Council environmental policies and relevant legislative requirements.

Main construction works

The majority of construction works will take place during the day, Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm. Where required, works will also take place on Saturday, between 7am and 5pm.

At times, works will need to be undertaken at night, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Night works will only be scheduled when necessary and will generally take place Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am.

Council is committed to keeping the local community informed of construction activity in their area and will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours works to affected residents near to the work area.

Construction impacts

Throughout the project, residents in close proximity may experience construction noise including saw cutting, excavation works and asphalt and profiling works. Residents may also experience noise from increased truck movements, as well as low levels of vibration and dust. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Road users may experience temporary changed traffic conditions and delays when travelling through the area. Traffic controllers will be onsite to safely direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists as needed. Signage as well as variable message signs (VMS) will be located along the project length to provide commuters with regular updated information about any potential delays.

Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained throughout the duration of the project, with diversions and detours in place at times to facilitate the works.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciate your patience while Council completes this important safety upgrade.

Pedestrian and cyclist detour

As part of upcoming construction activities associated with the project, sections of the existing shared path along the northern side of Hoyland Street, between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road will be reconstructed. To ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety, this section of shared path will be temporarily closed with a temporary detour installed.

A temporary detour will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists to use the path on the southern side of Hoyland Street, between the intersections of Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road. The detour will be in place from mid-April to mid-May 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Signage will be in place for one week prior to the temporary closure, to provide pedestrians and cyclists with advance notification about the detour. The signage will include a map of the detour to guide pedestrians and cyclists through the area and traffic controllers will be onsite during the peak periods while the detour is in place.

Site compound

As part of the project, the contractor’s site compound is located in the road reserve, opposite the Bracken Ridge Road and Hoyland Street intersection. This location has been chosen as it will have the least amount of impact on local residents, park users and pedestrians and cyclists.

More information

If you have any questions about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 870 437 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:
    Hoyland Street upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 15 April 2021