Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade

Council has announced further investment to upgrade one of Brisbane’s busiest road corridors, Moggill Road. The Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade will alleviate traffic travelling through Brisbane’s busy western suburbs with ongoing works along Moggill Road that will allow motorists to keep moving and help residents get home safer.

The Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade project will incorporate the much-anticipated Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade project, a joint initiative funded by the Brisbane City Council and the Federal Government.

Investigations will be undertaken between High Street, Toowong and Russell Terrace, Indooroopilly to identify possible locations to provide: 

  • new indented bus stops to move parked buses out of traffic lanes where possible
  • localised road widening 
  • turning restrictions to help keep motorists moving.

The upgrade will be completed in stages, commencing with the upgrade of the Indooroopilly Roundabout.  
 

Stage 1 - Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade 

Brisbane City Council has identified the Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection at Indooroopilly as a location for a future upgrade to improve safety and reduce congestion.

Following community consultation, final design has been released for the upgrade of this intersection, which will be completed in Stage 1 of the Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade.

Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade artist impression

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade including address, ward, project objectives, project plan and latest news.
Address Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection, Indooroopilly
Ward Walter Taylor
Project objectives Improve safety and accessibility and reduce congestion
Project plans

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Latest news

Release of final design

About the project

Moggill Road and Coonan Street are two major arterial roads intersecting in a semi-controlled roundabout at Indooroopilly. The roads link Brisbane's outer west and south-western suburbs and the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). 

The intersection caters for high traffic volumes and experiences significant congestion in peak hour periods, with:

  • 38,000 vehicles per day to the west of Moggill Road
  • 47,000 vehicles per day to the east of Moggill Road
  • 25,000 vehicles per day along Coonan Street.

Major queuing is experienced on approaches to the intersection, resulting in delays for all road users.

The intersection has a high crash history, with 32 recorded incidents between 2013-18, resulting in 10 hospitalisations and 17 requiring medical treatment. There were 12 further incidents between 2018 and 2020 including 3 hospitalizations, 5 medical treatment and 4 minor injuries.

The Moggill Road and Coonan Street corridors border commercial, retail and residential land area. The intersection also has limited pedestrian and active transport connectivity and accessibility.

The intersection will continue to provide a critical link to adjoining suburbs, the CBD and broader Brisbane for all transport modes, supporting commercial and residential development in the area.

Ensuring the intersection can cater for future traffic demands is critical, as well as providing safe and accessible transport options for all road users.

Latest news

Construction activities on Stage 1 of the project have commenced, with work hours from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Due to the traffic volumes on Moggill and Coonan Street and to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, night works will also be required, these works will occur from 7.30pm to 5.30am Sunday to Thursday. Weather and site conditions permitting.

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Indooroopilly Roundabout final design

Following the community consultation held in late 2019, Council’s project team refined the preferred design option to produce a final design for the upgrade.

The upgrade includes the construction of an overpass which will improve traffic flow, safety and active transport options as well as cater to existing and future traffic demands.

Feedback received by the community supported maintaining the existing left-turn movement from Moggill Road into Stamford Road.

Council amended the design to retain this left-turn access which provides an auxiliary lane for westbound traffic on Moggill Road, allowing a left-turn into Stamford Road. 

Key changes in final design include:

  • changes to the entry/exit for Indooroopilly Central Shopping Centre. There will be no changes made to the existing northern entrance but the previously separated entrance (connecting from the overpass) and exit only driveways on Coonan Street at the shopping centre will be relocated and combined to create an entry/exit driveway.
  • U-turn facility at the Coonan Street/Belgrave Road/Allwood Street intersection. The signalised U-turn facility will allow southbound vehicles to U-turn and travel north on Coonan Street.
  • improved pedestrian crossing facilities. Signalised pedestrian facilities will be included at Stamford Road and Coonan Street. 

Project video

Watch the project video to learn about the final design. You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube account. 

Video supporting information

The fly-through video shows an aerial view with animations of Indooroopilly to highlight where Moggill Road and Coonan Street connect, labelling this as the location of the Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade. The video shows the Brisbane city centre in a north-eastern direction.

The fly-through then shows an animation of an arrow travelling north along Moggill Road under the underpass inbound to the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). The video then shows an animation of an arrow travelling north along Moggill Road turning right onto the overpass and down onto Coonan Street. Next the video shows an animation of an arrow travelling north along Moggill Road turning right onto the overpass then turning left mid-way across the overpass into Indooroopilly Central.

The fly-through then shows an animation of pop-up labels to display that the existing crossing will be relocated to Moggill Road adjacent to Stamford Parade. Another label then shows that Stamford Parade will maintain left in and left out access.

The fly-through then shows an animation of an arrow travelling along Coonan Street turning left onto Moggill Road travelling outbound from the Brisbane city centre. The video then shows an animation of an arrow travelling from Coonan Street onto the overpass then turning right onto Moggill Road travelling inbound toward the CBD. Next the video shows an animation of an arrow travelling from Coonan Street onto the overpass and turning right mid-way across the overpass down to Indooroopilly Central.

The fly-through video changes its aerial view with animations of Indooroopilly to show the CBD in a south-west direction.

The fly-through video shows an animation of an arrow travelling outbound from the CBD along Moggill Road under the underpass and continuing along Moggill Road. The video then shows an animation of an arrow travelling outbound from the Brisbane city centre along Moggill Road then veering left to continue along Coonan Street. Next the video shows an animation of an arrow travelling outbound from the CBD along Moggill Road before veering left onto Coonan Street before making another left turn into Indooroopilly Central. The fly-through then shows an animation of an arrow travelling outbound from the Brisbane city centre along Moggill Road under the underpass then making a left turn onto Stamford Parade.

The fly-through video changes its aerial view with animations of Indooroopilly to show the CBD to the west.

Animations are used to show where traffic lights will be installed in three separate locations. These locations include on Coonan Street outside Indooroopilly Central before the onramp to the overpass; at the top of the overpass at the intersection of the Moggill Road Service Road and Coonan Street; and when turning left outbound from Stamford Parade.

The fly-through video then shows animated pop-up labels to display the first two entrances into Indooroopilly Central on Coonan Road travelling outbound from the CBD are entrance only and the third is exit only. The video then shows animated dotted lines and a pop-up label to display a left in and left out access from Keating Street onto Coonan Street.

The fly-through video shows an animated pop-up label to display that the bus stop has been relocated to Moggill Road before the overpass when travelling inbound to the CBD. Another label and dotted lines then display that Stamford Parade will maintain a left in and left out access. Another label then shows that the existing crossing will be relocated to be situated on Moggill Road adjacent to Stamford Parade. Next the fly-through video shows an animation of dotted lines along the outside lane of Moggill Road to indicate a dedicated bike lane.

Watch the Urban Embellishment (artistic impression only) video. You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube account. 

Video supporting information

The fly-through video shows a ground level perspective of the completed Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade project.  The video shows Moggill Road with the Brisbane city centre in a north-eastern direction.

The video shows pedestrians walking along the shared path on Moggill Road and crossing a slip lane from Coonan Street onto Moggill Road via a signalised intersection.

The video also shows cyclists using the shared path in this location.

The video then moves across the signalised intersection and follows the shared path adjacent to Moggill Road under the newly constructed Coonan Street overpass.  The video shows decorative screening on the overpass and landscaping adjacent to the shared path.

The video then continues along the shared path as it heads in a southerly direction to Coonan Street adjacent to Indooroopilly Central Shopping Centre.  The video shows a signalised pedestrian crossing on Coonan Street to allow shared path users to cross over to the footpath adjacent to the shopping centre and continue south on Coonan Street.

The video continues to follow the shared path.  A dedicated slip lane from Coonan Street to Indooroopilly Central Shopping Centre is on the left of screen.  The video continues onto to the bridge deck.  On the bridge deck there are four lanes divided by a concrete median.  Two lanes allow vehicles to turn from Moggill Road across the bridge and continue on Coonan Street, the other two lanes allow vehicles heading into Brisbane City to turn right onto Moggill Road via a signalised intersection.  There is a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists on the bridge.

The angle of the camera then turns around to pan back over the bridge in a southbound direction.

Project benefits

Once complete, the Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade will:

  • improve safety for road users and pedestrians at the intersection and nearby streets
  • improve traffic flow and reduce travel times with the construction of an overpass
  • upgrade shared pedestrian and cycle paths, improving active travel opportunities and connectivity
  • improve the overall visual appeal of the intersection through new landscaping spaces.

Project features

Features of the preferred design include:

  • constructing an overpass that takes Coonan Street over Moggill Road, allowing through traffic on Moggill Road to flow freely
  • upgrading the existing Moggill Road service road, to connect the Coonan Street overpass with Moggill Road
  • changing access at Keating Street to remove the right turn in and out, to improve safety
  • changing access at Payne Street to remove the left turn in, to improve safety and traffic flow on Moggill Road
  • closing Nelson Parade at Moggill Road due to poor sight lines
  • providing shared pedestrian and cycle paths through the project area
  • retain left turn access from Moggill Road into Stamford Road.

Council is also investigating options for a cycling connection between the intersection and Indooroopilly Riverwalk.

Community feedback

In late 2019, Council sought feedback on two concept design options to significantly improve safety at the intersection. Council met with the local community and key stakeholders and received overwhelming support to upgrade the intersection.

The majority of feedback received during the project’s consultation phase, including at two public information sessions, supported the construction of an overpass (Option B).

Council appreciates all the feedback that has been provided by local residents and looks forward to continuing to work with the community in the development of this important project. Feedback is invited from the community throughout all stages of the project. Council will seek further community feedback once the detailed design is developed.

Project documents

More information

If you have any questions or would like further information about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 572 132 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • register for updates online
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 24 August 2021