Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue black spot project

We are upgrading the intersection at Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue in Inala to improve safety for all road users as part of the Australian Government’s 2023-24 Black Spot Program.


AddressKittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue black spot project - Inala
WardForest Lake
Project outcomesImproved safety for all road users
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Project introduction

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About the project

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue intersection in Inala, as part of the Australian Government’s 2023-24 Black Spot Program.

The Black Spot Program is part of the National Road Safety Strategy, which aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location to reduce the risk of crashes.

The Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue intersection was identified as a location requiring safety improvements with ten reported accidents at the intersection between 2016 and 2023. Seven of the recorded crashes involved motorists turning right into or out of Kittyhawk Avenue colliding with vehicles travelling through the intersection on Inala Avenue.

To address these safety concerns, we are installing traffic lights with dedicated pedestrian crossing facilities to control all movements through the intersection. The upgrade will increase safety and access for people walking, riding and driving through the intersection.

This project is fully funded by the Australian Government as part of the 2023 – 2024 Black Spot Program.

Project benefits

  • Improving visibility and safety for motorists by installing traffic lights at the intersection to fully control all movements.
  • Enhancing safety and access for people walking and riding through the intersection by installing pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Improving the overall operation of the intersection by increasing capacity of the right-turn pocket on Inala Avenue and removing vehicle access from Inala Avenue to Columbine Street.

Project details

Below is a list of the project works.

  • Installing traffic lights with signalised pedestrian crossing facilities to improve safety by controlling all pedestrian and vehicle movements through the intersection.
  • Modifying the centre median and extending the right turn pocket on Inala Avenue to increase capacity for vehicles turning right into Kittyhawk Avenue.
  • Closing access to Columbine Street at Inala Avenue to improve safety for all road users due to the proximity to the new traffic lights.
  • Reconfiguring the line marking and installing a give way sign on Columbine Street, at both approaches to Jonquil Street, allowing uninterrupted travel for motorists on Jonquil Street.
  • Installing a bicycle off ramp to connect with existing off-road pathways on Kittyhawk Avenue (northbound).
  • Upgrading kerb ramps and sections of footpath to enhance access for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Upgrading the stormwater network to improve surface drainage.
  • Installing new road pavement, signage, landscaping and line marking.

Environment impacts

To facilitate the upgrade, some trees have been identified for removal within the project area. Council is committed to protecting the local environment. At the completion of this upgrade we will replant within the local area, where possible, to ensure we keep our suburbs cooler and greener.

Construction works 

Construction is scheduled to commence Tuesday 28 November 2023 and will be complete by early 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.

The majority of works will occur at night between Sunday and Thursday, 7pm to 5am, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of workers and road users and to reduce impact on the local road network. Some works may take place during the day between Monday and Friday, 7am to 5pm.

Every effort will be made to complete particularly noisy works prior to 11pm, where possible.

Businesses and residents in close proximity to the works may experience the below impacts.

  • Increased noise, truck movements, vibration, dust and light from mobile light towers.
  • Changed traffic conditions, including minor traffic delays, reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures and detours.
  • Temporary detours for people walking and riding.

If you are travelling through the works zone please follow the direction of signage and traffic control.

We will establish a small laydown area for equipment and materials on Cormorant Street, in Inala, approximately 340m west of the intersection. Footpath access will be maintained at all times.

Project timing

  • Project introduction – late October 2023.
  • Start of construction – late November 2023.
  • End of construction – early 2024.

The above-mentioned timing for the project is subject to weather and site conditions.

More Information

To register for regular updates or learn more about the Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue 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
  • use the online contact form to register for future project updates
  • write to:
    Kittyhawk Avenue and Inala Avenue black spot project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
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