Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection upgrade project - West End

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection at West End to improve safety and access for all road users.

Project summary

This table provides project summary information for the Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection upgrade project.
Address Montague Road and Victoria Street, West End
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Improved safety
Latest update Civil construction - from mid-October 2020 to early 2021

About the project

The Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection has been identified as a location within the local road network that requires an upgrade to improve intersection operation, safety and access for all road users and cater for current and future demand.

The Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection caters to a high volume of vehicles, buses, cyclists and pedestrians and provides an important connection to the local shops, businesses and residential areas. The intersection carries approximately 16,000 vehicles, 270 cyclists and 1850 pedestrians each day. The high volume of traffic and turning movements through the intersection make it difficult to find a gap for pedestrians to cross Montague Road.

The intersection has recorded a total of five crashes between July 2014 and June 2019, which resulted in one hospitalisation and four requiring medical treatment.

As part of the project, the speed limit on Montague Road has been permanently reduced from 60 to 50km/h, between Vulture Street and Drake Street, with appropriate signage in place. This aligns with the existing 50km/h zone on Montague Road, from Drake Street to Hill End Terrace.

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

Project details

The project will upgrade the current priority-controlled intersection to a signalised intersection with controlled pedestrian crossings.

The Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection upgrade works will involve:

  • installing traffic lights with signal-controlled pedestrian crossings over Montague Road and the western leg of Victoria Street
  • installing a new indented bus bay for the inbound CityGlider bus services
  • widening the road to install a right-turn lane, southbound on Montague Road, for access into Victoria Street
  • installing on-road cycle facilities on Montague Road through the intersection
  • lowering the crest on Montague Road through the intersection to improve sight lines
  • relocating public utility services
  • removal of five informal car parks and one metered car park
  • constructing new footpaths and kerb ramps
  • tree removal and landscaping.

As part of the early works, 10 street trees have been removed in the area surrounding the intersection. Tree removal is required to ensure safe sight lines for all road users approaching the intersection and to allow for the road widening on Montague Road and changes to the road and footpath levels due to the upgrade. Vegetation removal will be offset with replanting in the local area in accordance with Council's policies and relevant legislative requirements.

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Early works

A number of utility services have been relocated in preparation for the start of construction. These works were undertaken in the area surrounding the intersection by the service provider and involve Energex, Telstra, Queensland Urban Utilities, APA Gas, TPG and NBN. Works were completed in late September.

Construction

Work hours

The majority of construction works will be undertaken during the day and will take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Certain critical components of the works will need to be undertaken at night and will generally take place between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. 

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work. Council will provide advance notification of particularly noisy works or out-of-hours activities. 

Traffic changes

Temporary lane closures will be required during construction and will include temporary removal of on street parking. Street parking between along Montague Road and Victoria Street (West) between Beesley Street and Kurilpa Street will be restricted (24-hours a day, 7 days a week). Parking restrictions will be enforced from Wednesday 28 October 2020, and signage will be on site to identify the no parking zones.

No parking will be permitted within the work zone. Any vehicle parked on the road will be relocated to an adjoining side street, as per section 36 of the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014.

Traffic controllers will be onsite to direct all road users through the area. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the works. To ensure the safety of all road users and workers, the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h through the work zone.

Additionally, residents and businesses in close proximity may experience construction vehicle movements through the area and temporary lighting from portable light towers during night.

Bus stop - temporary closure

As part of the works, bus stop #10 (inbound) on Montague Road has been temporarily closed to accommodate early works and construction of the indented bus bay.

During this time, inbound bus patrons for the 192 and CityGlider service will be directed to use bus stop #9, Montague Road at Ashington Street, located approximately 180 metres north on Montague Road. 

Due to site constraints, including the road width and frequency of driveways on Montague Road, and to ensure safety, a temporary bus stop could not be established in close proximity to the existing CityGlider stop. Signage is on site to advise patrons of the change and location of the alternative bus stop. 

Project timing

The table includes the proposed timeline for this project.

This table includes the project timeline information for the project.
Dates Details
Early 2020 Detailed design complete
Mid-2020 to September 2020 Early works complete
October 2020 to early 2021  Civil construction

Council will continue to keep the local community informed as the project progresses and more information is available.

More information

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

  • contact the project team online
  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Montague Road and Victoria Street intersection upgrade project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:30 October 2020
Topics: west end