Melton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade - Nundah

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that construction at the Melton Road and Hows Road intersection in Nundah is now complete.

This table includes project information for the Melton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade at Nundah
AddressMelton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade, Nundah
Project outcomesImprove road safety and reduce congestion
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End of construction

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About the project

The intersection is a priority controlled intersection which caters for more than 15,000 vehicles, 35 cyclists and approximately 130 pedestrians daily. Traffic volumes were putting significant demand on the intersection during peak hours in the morning and afternoon and were forecast to exceed capacity by 2031 if the intersection was not upgraded.

It is an important junction in Council’s district road network for Brisbane’s northern suburbs, with Melton Road providing access to local shopping and public transport facilities, Aviation State High School, Oxenham Park, Nundah Community Health Centre, and Toombul train station.


The Melton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade was jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government as part of the Roads to Recovery program.

Project features

The works involved the installation of a new roundabout with splitter islands and pedestrian refuges to enhance safety for all roads users. The roundabout has improved the flow of traffic by creating a low-speed environment through the intersection and improves visibility and awareness of vehicle priority. By providing splitter islands with pedestrian refuges on all approaches to the roundabout, pedestrians and cyclists now have enhanced connectivity and safety.

The Melton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade involved: 

  • installing a new roundabout at the intersection of Melton Road and Hows Road with splitter islands and pedestrian refuges on all approaches to the roundabout
  • installing a new pedestrian crossing with median refuge on Melton Road, approximately 110m south of the intersection
  • incorporating pedestrian awareness signs on each approach to the intersection to alert drivers to pedestrians
  • constructing a new 2.5-metre-wide shared path at the roundabout on Melton Road and 1.5-metre-wide footpath on Hows Road, to connect to existing footpaths in the area around the intersection
  • installing on and off bike ramps on Melton Road to enable cyclists to use the shared path through the intersection
  • installing new stormwater drainage, street lighting and line marking at the intersection
  • replanting eight trees in the area surrounding the intersection
  • enhanced streetscaping and landscaping at the intersection.

The project will now enter a period in which Council will maintain and manage minor works such as landscaping as well as demobilising the site compound.

Project benefits

Council is committed to reducing congestion and improving safety and access across the city. This is through a network-wide focus on traffic improvements to meet current and future traffic volumes throughout Brisbane’s road network.

Community benefits include:

  • improved safety for all road users
  • reduced traffic congestion and improve travel time reliability
  • improved connectivity, particularly for people walking and riding.

More information

If you would like more information about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • use the online contact form to register for future project updates
  • write to:
    Melton Road and Hows Road intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
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