Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street intersection upgrade

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street intersection to improve travel time efficiency and reduce congestion while improving safety and accessibility for people walking and riding through the area.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street, Kelvin Road
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes Improved safety and traffic efficiency
Latest update

Start of construction

You can download the project plan and newsletter

About the project

The Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street intersection is important, not just for how our traffic flows on the road network, but also for locals accessing the many parks, schools and shops in Kelvin Grove.

During the afternoon peak, the intersection is  experiencing long traffic queues on Kelvin Grove Road due to the amount of traffic turning into Blamey Street. By upgrading this intersection, we can make travel time on Kelvin Grove Road more reliable and improve safety for those walking and riding in the area.

The upgrade will improve travel time reliability by extending the length of the kerbside lane on Blamey Street, so more people can turn right on the green arrow from Kelvin Grove Road.

The Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program.

Project details

To improve the overall operation of the intersection, we plan to increase capacity for vehicles turning right from Kelvin Grove Road into Blamey Street and enhance safety for people walking and riding through the area.

We will be:

  • extend the length of the kerbside land on the northern side of Blamey Street
  • widening the footpath on the southern side of Blamey Street, adjacent to McCaskie Park
  • re-alignment of the pedestrian crossing and pram ramps at Kelvin Grove Road northern approach to improve visibility for all road users
  • drainage and kerbside improvements at northern side of Blamey Street
  • trimming trees on the western side of Kelvin Grove Road to ensure clear visibility of existing overhead traffic lights
  • new pavement, line marking, landscaping and turf.

Access to private property will be maintained during the works.

Parking

To facilitate the extension of the kerbside lane on Blamey Street, approximately six on-street parking spaces on the northern side of Blamey Street will be removed and replaced with a yellow ‘no stopping’ line.

The taxi rank on the southern side of Blamey Street will be shortened to provide additional on-street parking.

Environmental

As part of the upgrade, trees on the western side of Kelvin Grove Road will be trimmed to ensure clear visibility of existing overhead traffic lights for motorists approaching the intersection. All tree trimming will be completed in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislation.

Project timing

Construction mid-July to late-2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

Majority of works will take place during the day from Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 5pm, weather and site conditions permitting. Some works will take place at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest to minimise traffic disruptions and ensure the safety of workers onsite. 

Site compound

Our contractor, All Roads, will establish a temporary site office and laydown area for materials and equipment in the park adjacent to Rusden Street. The compound will be set up mid-July 2022 and will be used for the duration of the works.

The area used within the park will be remediated once works on the intersection upgrade are complete.

What the community can expect

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the intersection may experience:

  • increased noise from general construction activity, increased truck movements, lighting from mobile light towners, as well as low levels of vibration and dust
  • noise from reversing beepers. Due to workplace health and safety, reversing beepers cannot be switched off
  • temporary traffic changes including lane closures and reduced speed limits, as well as temporary detour for pedestrians and cyclists
  • traffic control and signage will be onsite to assist all road users around the work zone.

Project documents

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street 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:
    Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey Street intersection upgrade
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 28 June 2022

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