Hoyland Street upgrade (Kluver Street to Bracken Ridge Road) - Bracken Ridge
Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade Hoyland Street, between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road in Bracken Ridge, to improve safety and reduce congestion for all road users.
|Address||Hoyland Street (Kluver Street to Bracken Ridge Road), Bracken Ridge|
|Project outcomes||Improve safety, network reliability and pedestrian and cyclist connectivity|
Investigation works completed. Detailed design finalised.
About the project
The Bracken Ridge Road, Hoyland Street and Strathpine Road corridor is an important east-west arterial route linking the Gympie Arterial Road and the Gateway Motorway and connecting 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). Between 2014 and 2018, three crashes occurred on this two-lane section of the corridor, two resulting in hospitalisation and one requiring medical treatment.
The project involves widening this section of Hoyland Street, increasing the existing two-lane section to four lanes to complete the four lane Bracken Ridge Road, Hoyland Street and Strathpine Road corridor.
The upgrade will also improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the Kluver Street and Hoyland Street intersection by extending the traffic signal coverage to provide two-phase traffic signal protection at the northern and eastern left-slip lanes. This project feature will improve connectivity to already established active transport facilities along the Hoyland Street corridor.
Once complete, the upgrade will improve safety for road users as well as improving the road network efficiency.
The upgrade is jointly funded by Council as part of the Better Roads for Brisbane program, and the Australian Government as part of the Urban Congestion Fund.
The project forms part of a joint $500 million commitment to deliver congestion-busting projects and safety improvements across Brisbane.
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.
The upgrade will also complement the Gympie Arterial Road and Strathpine Road interchange upgrade, which is jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.
The project will 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 northern and eastern left-slip lanes
- installing approximately 800m of guardrail along the corridor
- removing approximately 200 street trees with an offset planting of approximately 400 trees in the project vicinity and local area
- upgrading the street lighting to LED along the corridor
- landscaping reinstatement and line marking.
In order to upgrade the corridor, approximately 200 street trees will need to be removed as part of the project. Works to remove these trees will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.
Council is committed to minimising impact on the environment and will replant approximately 400 trees in the project vicinity and local area.
Investigation works are now complete and Council's project team has finalised the detailed design for the upgrade.
Main construction works are anticipated to start early 2021 and are expected to be complete by early 2022.
The project team will provide advance notification of construction timings and impacts to local residents closer to the start of construction.
If you have any questions about this project, 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:
Hoyland Street upgrade
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.