Council has announced further investment to upgrade one of Brisbane’s busiest road corridors, Moggill Road. The Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade will alleviate congestion and improve safety for road users travelling through Brisbane’s busy western suburbs with works to improve the overall operation of the corridor to help residents get home sooner and safer.

Important traffic changes

  •  Coonan Street – lane closures in place from 26 April 2022 for approximately three months, weather and site conditions permitting. Due to the nature of the works, the lanes cannot be reopened between shifts. Visit the work notice page for more information. 
  • Coonan Street – closure of all southbound lanes after 9pm from 3 May 2022, weather and site conditions permitting. Detours in place during closures. Visit the work notice page for more information. 
  • Payne Street – closed at the intersection of Moggill Road from 23 May 2022. Left turn from Moggill Road to Payne Street to remain closed. Visit the work notice page for more information. 
  • Nelson Parade – permanently closed
  • Stamford Road (at Moggill Road intersection) – closures from late June 2022 for approximately four months, weather and site conditions permitting. Full intersection closure between 10pm and 5.30am (night works) Partial intersection closure between 5.30am and 10pm (day works). Visit the work notice for more information.
  • Stamford Road (at Moggill Road intersection) – 8pm closure of intersection from 12 June to 21 June (except Thursday Friday and Saturday nights) for essential Energex upgrades.  Access to restaurants and shopping centre via Belgrave Road or Underhill Avenue.

We encourage anyone that lives, works or travels into Indooroopilly to plan ahead and subscribe to receive regular email and or SMS updates.

Project stages

Stage 1 - Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade (current stage)

Council has identified the Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection at Indooroopilly as a location for upgrade to improve safety and reduce congestion. This stage is a joint initiative funded by Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government.

The Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade Project includes the construction of an overpass from Coonan Street over Moggill Road to improve overall intersection operation and safety for all road users as well as ensure it can cater for future traffic demands.

Following community consultation, final design has been released for the upgrade of this intersection and The Georgiou Group has been awarded the main construction contract to deliver the upgrade now the removal of the former Audi dealership site is complete.

A community drop-in centre at 12 Riverview Terrace Indooroopilly is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm throughout construction.

Stage 2 - Traffic flow and public transport connection improvements

This stage of the Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade will further improve traffic conditions on Moggill Road maximising benefits of the Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade including:

  • creating more accessible public transport by creating new indented bus stops to move parked buses out of traffic lanes where possible
  • various traffic flow improvements

The upgrade will be completed in stages.  Timing for additional stages of the Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade will be confirmed when investigation works are completed.

Project summary

Address

Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection, Indooroopilly

Ward

Walter Taylor

Project objectives

Improve safety and accessibility and reduce congestion

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.

Project fly-through videos

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.

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. 

Features of the roundabout upgrade include:

  • improve safety for road users and pedestrians at the intersection and nearby streets by allowing free flowing traffic on Moggill Road
  • improve traffic flow and reduce travel times with the construction of an overpass for vehicles on Coonan Street
  • create more accessible active transport options by upgrading shared pedestrian and cycle paths, improving active travel opportunities and connectivity
  • creating a greener space with new landscaping across the site.

Project benefits

Once complete, the Indooroopilly roundabout upgrade will:

  • improve safety for road users and pedestrians at the intersection and nearby streets by allowing free flowing traffic on Moggill Road
  • improve traffic flow and reduce travel times with the construction of an overpass for vehicles on Coonan Street
  • create more accessible active transport options by upgrading shared pedestrian and cycle paths, improving active travel opportunities and connectivity
  • create a greener space with new landscaping across the site.

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. 

Construction updates and project work notifications

Temporary road closures are required on Musgrave Road/Moggill Road and Stamford Road/Moggill Road. 

Survey works, service locating and geotechnical investigations are required on Moggill Road and Stanley Terrace as part of the investigation and design of potential projects associated with Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade Project Stage 2.

A temporary road closure will be required at the intersection of Payne Street and Moggill Road. These works are required to upgrade the watermain, drainage and gas infrastructure along Payne Street and will make its way down along Manchester Terrace, Nelson Parade and Vincent Street. Construction equipment will also be stored the end Payne Street and Moggill Road. 

Pagination

Project documents and resources

Where possible, accessible documents have been provided. Additional accessible documents will be provided as soon as they become available.

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:
    Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 8 June 2022

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