Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection, on the boundary of Darra and Seventeen Mile Rocks. The upgrade will improve safety for all road users, enhance the overall operation of the intersection and provide active transport facilities along the corridor.

Project summary

This table provides summary information on the Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection, Darra and Seventeen Mile Rocks
Ward Jamboree
Project outcomes Improve safety and enhance overall operation of intersection
Latest update

Project introduction

About the project

The Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection carries a high number of vehicles. Approximately 11,500 vehicles travel on Monier Road a day, providing an east-west connection between the Centenary Highway and Oxley Road. Bellwood Street carries approximately 3,500 vehicles a day and provides a north-south connection between the industrial estate just north of the intersection and the Ipswich Motorway.

Poor sightlines, combined with the high number of heavy vehicles that use the intersection and high percentage of turning vehicles, makes it difficult for motorists to determine safe opportunities to travel through the intersection.

A total of twelve crashes were recorded between July 2016 and June 2021 that resulted in eight hospitalisations, three medical treatments and one minor injury. Eleven out of the twelve incidents were crashes involving turning vehicles at the intersection, and vehicles failing to stop/give way at the stop sign on Bellwood Street.

Project details

To improve safety, Council will install traffic lights at the intersection, with new north and southbound right-turn lanes on Bellwood Street and pedestrian crossing facilities. The upgrade will also involve:

  • widening the left-turn slip lane on Monier Road eastbound
  • extending the left-turn slip lane on Monier Road westbound
  • upgrading and realigning the pedestrian refuge on Monier Road, east of the intersection
  • improving the road layout to allow safe movements for B-double vehicles
  • installing new traffic islands and medians on Monier Road
  • providing two-metre-wide on-road bike lanes along Monier Road
  • upgrading footpaths, pram ramps and kerb and channel
  • tree removal and landscaping.

The Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade project is jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government as part of the Australian Government's Road to Recovery program.

Environmental impacts

To facilitate the project, Council has identified 21 trees and shrubs that are required to be removed. All tree removal work will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

Benefits

  • Improve safety for all road users by installing traffic lights and pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Improve travel time reliability and overall operation of intersection.
  • Provide more active travel opportunities.
  • Improve access to local shops, businesses and community facilities.

Project timing

Construction for the project is expected to start in late 2021 and be completed by mid-2022.

Register for updates

If you would like to be kept up-to-date about the Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade, you can use the online contact form to register for future project updates.

Council understands the as part of taking actions to ensure Brisbane is the best city to live, there will be some disruption. The project team will keep you informed every step of the way to ensure you know when and how disruption may affect where you live, work or travel.

For more information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email 
  • write to
    Monier Road and Bellwood Street intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 8 September 2021