Ipswich Road and Ponsonby Street black spot project - Annerley

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that construction of the Ipswich Road and Ponsonby Street black spot project at Annerley is now complete.

The Ipswich Road, Ponsonby Street and Junction Terrace intersection at Annerley was upgraded as part of the Australian Government’s 20-21 Black Spot Program.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Ipswich Road and Ponsonby Street black spot project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Ipswich Road, Ponsonby Street and Junction Terrace, Annerley
Ward Moorooka and Tennyson
Project outcomes Improved safety
Latest update Construction completed late April 2021

About the project

Brisbane City Council has completed an upgrade of the Ipswich Road, Ponsonby Street and Junction Terrace intersection as part of the 2020-21 Australian Government Black Spot Program.

The Black Spot Program is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads. The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location. 

The upgrade included installing traffic lights to control all movements through the intersection and converting the eastern end of Ponsonby Street to one-way access from Ipswich Road and Junction Terrace. 

Between July 2013 and May 2020 there were 13 reported crashes at the intersection, 10 of which resulted in hospitalisation and three required medical treatment. The majority of crashes at this intersection resulted from turning movements into or out of Junction Terrace or Ponsonby Street.

Project details

The intersection upgrade included:

  • new traffic lights at the intersection with controlled pedestrian crossing facilities
  • converting the eastern end of Ponsonby Street to one-way access from Ipswich Road and Junction Terrace
  • installing a traffic island on Ponsonby Street
  • converting the existing left-hand southbound lane from a left-turn lane only (buses excepted) to a left and through lane
  • extending the existing right-turn pockets on Ipswich Road into Ponsonby Street and Junction Terrace
  • removing the existing bus stop on the outbound side of Ipswich Road
  • removing 16 on-street car parks on Ipswich Road, Ponsonby Street and Junction Terrace
  • removing one street tree (replanting will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements)
  • road resurfacing, new kerb and channel and footpath connections, line marking, minor landscaping.

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Traffic signals

The upgrade included installing traffic lights to control all traffic and pedestrian movements through the intersection to improve safety. The new traffic signals were operational on 25 February 2021.

Access change to Ponsonby Street

To accommodate the signalisation and limit congestion at the intersection, the eastern end of Ponsonby Street has been converted to one-way access from Ipswich Road and Junction Terrace. This access change will also improve safety on Ponsonby Street.

Changes to bus stops on Ipswich Road

The bus stop on the outbound side of Ipswich Road, approximately 20 metres from the intersection with Junction Terrace was permanently removed as part of the project.

As part of the upgrade, bus stop 18/21 on the outbound side of Ipswich Road at Waldheim Street, near Annerley Library was upgraded to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 and Australia's Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport, 2002.

Council would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while this important safety upgrade was completed.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Ipswich Road and Ponsonby Street black spot project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ipswich Road and Ponsonby Street black spot project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 27 April 2021