Wynnum Road corridor upgrade: Stage 1b interim measures - Morningside and Norman Park

The Wynnum Road corridor is an important route in Brisbane’s road network. The corridor provides access between suburban and commercial catchments in Brisbane's eastern suburbs, the Central Business District and beyond.

Brisbane City Council is delivering the upgrade to the Wynnum Road corridor in stages. Stage 1b of the corridor upgrade will complement the works undertaken as part of Stage 1. Council is implementing interim measures to improve traffic efficiency and safety along Wynnum Road, between Canning Bridge and Riding Road.

Stage 1 of the upgrade is from Latrobe Street to Canning Bridge and saw this section of Lytton Road widened to six lanes.

Council also extended the peak hour bus jump lane from Hipwood Street to Bennetts Road in January 2020 to improve bus travel times and service reliability.

Wynnum Road corridor upgrade Stage 1b fly-through video

Watch the fly-through video to learn more about this stage of the project.

You can also watch the video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

Read supporting information for this video.

Project summary

This table includes information about the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade Stage 1b, including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Wynnum Road – Canning Bridge to Riding Road (including Balmoral Street), Morningside/Norman Park
Ward Morningside
Project outcome This upgrade will provide interim measures to improve traffic efficiency and safety along the corridor between Canning Bridge and Riding Road.
Latest news

Construction

Stage 1 was completed late April 2020. Works continuing for Stage 1b.

Project features

The Wynnum Road corridor upgrade – Stage 1b involves:

  • upgrading the Norman Avenue intersection, including a U-turn for eastbound traffic to travel westbound 
  • removing unsafe right-turn movements across Wynnum Road at Gillan Street, Norman Crescent and Overend Street
  • rationalising bus stops to reduce impacts on traffic flow 
  • indenting the outbound bus stop at Norman Avenue 
  • extending the existing bus jump lane (7-9am, Monday to Friday) from Bennetts Road to Hipwood Street 
  • improving the existing U-turn facility on Wynnum Road near Kingsbury Street. 

Project benefits

When complete, Stage 1b of the project will:

  • provide interim measures to improve traffic efficiency and safety along the corridor
  • support access to surrounding residential areas
  • improve bus travel times and service reliability
  • ensure an efficient bus network and reduce impacts on traffic flow.

Construction update

Ongoing works

The following works are being carried out throughout the Stage 1b project site, near Norman Avenue, weather and site conditions permitting:

Temporary lane closures

Contraflow lane closures (i.e. lane in which traffic flows in the opposite direction of surrounding lanes) will be in place to allow water main works to be undertaken.

This arrangement will include inbound and outbound lane changes during the following hours: 

  • 6-10am - two inbound lanes and one outbound lane open
  • 10am-2.30pm - one inbound lane and one outbound lane open
  • 8pm-6am - one inbound lane and one outbound lane open.

Signage will be in place to advise motorists and pedestrians of the changes and Queensland Police Service (QPS) will be onsite directing motorists, where required.

Drivers should be aware of changed traffic conditions and take an alternate route, or allow extra travel time where possible.

For regular updates, subscribe to free SMS notifications by contacting the project team on 1800 572 132.

For traffic information, visit the QLDTraffic website, or phone 13 19 40.

Temporary footpath closures

Temporary shared path restrictions during construction work are currently in place at the Wynnum Road intersection opposite Norman Avenue. Cyclists are encouraged to dismount though this area and traffic control will be on site to assist safe passage.

Bus stop changes

Bus stop 19 outbound at Norman Crescent is temporarily closed.

Night works

Night works will be carried out intermittently on Wynnum Road (near Norman Avenue), Norman Park in preparation for the replacement of the water main under Wynnum Road.

Council is continuing to program as much work during the day as possible and will continue to re-evaluate the construction program, however, water main works must be undertaken at night due to water main shutdown permits that include temporary water outages for residents and businesses in the area.

Notifications about temporary water shutdowns will be provided to residents and businesses in the area. If you experience unexpected water outages please contact Queensland Urban Utilities.

Traffic signage and onsite traffic controllers will direct road and footpath users through the construction areas, as required. Road users should plan ahead by investigating alternative routes, or allow additional time for travelling through the area, where possible.

Project documents

You can download the following documents:

More information

For more information about this project: 

  • phone the project team on 1800 572 132 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours) 
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Wynnum Road corridor upgrade - Stage 1b
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:15 May 2020