Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade - Mount Gravatt East
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the intersection of Newnham Road and Wecker Road in Mount Gravatt East.
This project will improve overall intersection operation and safety for all road users, as well as ensure it can cater for future traffic demands.
|Address||Newnham Road and Wecker Road, Mount Gravatt East|
|Project outcomes||Improve road safety|
Start of construction
About the project
The Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection accommodates approximately 35,000 vehicles, 474 buses, 55 cyclists and 186 pedestrians every day, making it an important junction in Brisbane’s major road network in the city’s southern suburbs.
The intersection has been identified as a location requiring traffic and safety improvements with a total of 18 crashes reported at the intersection between 2014 and 2019. Thirteen of these crashes were related to motorists being unable to make a safe right turn from Newnham Road into Wecker Road due to high volumes of traffic on Newnham Road.
The Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Brisbane City Council as part of the Better Roads for Brisbane program, and the Australian Government as part of the Urban Congestion Fund.
The project forms part of a joint $500 million commitment to deliver congestion-busting projects and safety improvements across Brisbane.
We are pleased to advise that construction of the Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade, Mount Gravatt East is progressing well. Works on the eastern side of Newnham Road are almost complete. These works included utility relocation, drainage improvements and footpath upgrades.
The western side of Newnham Road will soon be widened to accommodate the intersection upgrade. These works will improve access for people walking and riding, by providing a new shared path.
Pedestrian connectivity and safety for people walking and riding will be further improved with the construction of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across Bulimba Creek in Graham Lord Park.
To facilitate this upgrade, some trees will be removed. All vegetation removal will be kept to a minimum and will be in accordance with Council policies.
Council is committed to improving safety, reducing congestion and improving access across the city. This is through a network-wide focus on traffic improvements to meet current and future traffic volumes throughout Brisbane’s road network.
The project has been designed to:
- improve safety for all road users
- reduce traffic congestion and improve travel time reliability
- improve connectivity, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.
The project involves:
- constructing a new right turn lane on Newnham Road (northbound) with a dedicated right turn arrow to fully control the right turn from Newnham Road into Wecker Road
- installing an additional right turn lane from Wecker Road into Newnham Road
- installing a signalised pedestrian crossing on the left turn slip lane on Newnham Road (southbound)
- improving footpaths, shared paths and pedestrian crossing facilities at the traffic lights
- constructing a pedestrian and cycle bridge across Bulimba Creek in Graham Lord Park.
Works began in November 2021 and will be completed mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting. The majority of works will be carried out, Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm.
Some works will be completed during the night, Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Council will provide advanced notification of any anticipated night works required throughout the construction period.
What the community can expect
What the community can expect
Residents and businesses in close proximity to the intersection may experience:
- increased noise from general construction activity
- increased truck movements
- low levels of vibration and dust
- temporary traffic changes including lane closures and reduced speed limits
- temporary detours for pedestrians and cyclists.
As part of the project, approximately 12 on-street parking spaces will be removed at the intersection. The peak period clearway will be replaced with full-time “No parking” to improve safety at the intersection.
To enable the construction of this project, some trees will be removed along Newnham Road. All tree and vegetation removal will be carried out in accordance with Council’s environmental policies.
The two bus stops located on Newnham Road approximately 140m south of the intersection will be upgraded as part of the project.
The Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade is expected to be completed with traffic signals operational in mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting.
The shared pedestrian and cycle bridge will begin construction in mid-2022 and is expected to be completed early 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project update – May 2022 (PDF - 3.49Mb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project update – May 2022 (Word - 2.33Mb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project plan - May 2022 (PDF - 3.7Mb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project plan - May 2022 (Word - 899kb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project newsletter - November 2021 (PDF - 2.8Mb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project newsletter - November 2021 (Word - 3.17Mb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project newsletter and preliminary design - September 2020 (PDF - 500kb)
- Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade project newsletter and preliminary design - September 2020 (Word - 1.27Mb)
If you would like more information about this project, you can:
- 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
- use the online contact form to register for future project updates
- write to:
Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection upgrade
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.