London Road and Stanbrough Road black spot project - Belmont
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the intersection of London Road and Stanbrough Road in Belmont as part of the 2020-21 Australian Government Black Spot Program.
|Address||London Road and Stanbrough Road, Belmont|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety|
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About the project
The London Road and Stanbrough Road intersection is one of four black spot project sites Council is upgrading 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 will improve safety for all road users at the intersection by replacing the existing stop signs on London Road with a roundabout. The roundabout will improve safety by providing a low-speed environment through the intersection and improve visibility and awareness of vehicle priority.
Between July 2013 and May 2020 there were six reported crashes at the intersection, all of which resulted in hospitalisation. The majority of crashes at this intersection resulted from road users on London Road failing to give way to through traffic on Stanbrough Road.
The intersection upgrade will include:
- installing a roundabout at the intersection
- installing splitter islands on Stanbrough Road and London Road
- installing footpath connections and kerb ramps on the eastern side of Stanbrough Road
- installing new LED street lighting
- installing new electricity poles and removing one existing pole
- trimming one street tree on the north-west corner of Stanbrough Road
- road resurfacing, new kerb and channel, line marking, minor landscaping and turfing.
In preparation for the upgrade, Telstra will undertake early works to relocate its underground services on the western side of Stanbrough Road. These works are scheduled to start from late September 2020, between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday and will take approximately one week to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Main construction work hours
Main construction works will commence from mid October 2020 and are expected to be complete by early 2021.
Construction will generally take place Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm, however, some out-of-hours works may be required.
Council is committed to keeping the local community informed of construction activity in their area and will provide advance notification to affected residents and businesses of any out-of-hours works, or major service disruptions.
During construction, the local community in close proximity to the works can expect some construction noise, heavy vehicle movements, dust and low levels of vibration. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during these works.
Road users may experience temporary changed traffic conditions and lane closures at certain times to allow work to be completed and should expect delays when travelling through the area. Where necessary, traffic management will be onsite to safely direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through the area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience while Council completes this important safety upgrade.
London Road closure
London Road, on either side of Stanbrough Road intersection will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic at times during construction. Traffic control and detour signage will be in place to assist motorists, pedestrian access will be maintained.
This closure will allow Council to complete works to construct the new roundabout while limiting impact to road users and the local community.
In order to upgrade the intersection, Council has identified one street tree on Stanbrough Road to be trimmed as part of the project. All tree trimming works will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.
Two site vans to store materials and equipment will be located on London Road, in close proximity to the intersection with Stanbrough Road.
Construction is scheduled to start from mid October 2020 and is expected to be complete by early 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.
If you would like to find out more about the London Road and Stanbrough Road 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:
London Road and Stanbrough Road black spot project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.