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

Council is pleased to advise that works on Wynnum Road corridor upgrade stage 1b are progressing well, with main construction works anticipated to be completed by late August 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Council anticipates that some minor works may be required after August, under a standard defects period.

In June 2020, the project reached a significant milestone completing works on the 100-year-old water main under Wynnum Road. Parts of this upgrade were completed at night due to water permit requirements and we thank residents for their patience and understanding during these works.

Additionally, works to relocate the power poles at the intersection of Wynnum Road and Norman Avenue are also now complete.

Stage 1b upcoming works

Now that the watermain and Energex works are completed, over the coming months you can expect to see the following activities throughout the stage 1b project site, including:

  • kerbing and drainage works on Wynnum Road, near Norman Avenue
  • shared path reinstatement works
  • drainage works
  • pavement widening including the indentation of bus stop 19
  • kerbing and traffic island works at Gillan Street, Norman Crescent, Overend Street and Kingsbury Street
  • traffic signal reconfiguration works. 

Impacts during construction

Due to the nature of the works, including the reinstatement of new driveways, some activities will require the project team to work directly across private access, temporarily impacting residents. The project team will provide specific advance notification to these properties regarding these works and will work with residents to determine their access requirements and discuss alternative options, where required.

Council is continuing to program as much work during the day as possible. However, due to the location and nature of some remaining works, activities will be required to be undertaken at night and notification will be provided in advance of the works.

While Council is working to minimise construction impacts, the local area may experience noise, dust, low levels of vibration, lane closures and some traffic delays. During out-of-hours works, noisy activities such as saw cutting are planned to be completed before 11pm, where possible. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Road resurfacing

As part of the project, both the inbound and outbound lanes on Wynnum Road will be resurfaced, throughout the extent of works near the Norman Avenue intersection.

Stage 1b - ongoing temporary changes

Bus stop changes

Bus stop 19 outbound at Norman Crescent remains temporarily closed while the new indented bus stop is being constructed.

On completion of the new indented stop, the project will complete the rationalisation of bus stops shown on the project plan.

Traffic changes

Inbound and outbound lane closures will continue to be required on Wynnum Road for the safety of workers and motorists.

The project will continue to monitor traffic performance during the closures to ensure delays are safely managed. These lane closures are in place to permit as much works as possible to be carried out during daytime hours.  

Traffic detours, signage and traffic control will be in place to guide road users through the site, with the speed limit reduced to 40km/hr.

Temporary footpath changes

Temporary shared path controls are currently in place during construction work along this section of Wynnum Road opposite Norman Avenue, including:

  • cyclists dismount signage is being used to encourage safe passage through this area
  • traffic control may be used to guide pedestrians and cyclists around work areas and where required, permit cyclists in one direction at a time.

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:3 June 2020