Rainbow Street, Sandgate, road resurfacing and bike lane enhancements

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that we will be resurfacing the road and enhancing the bike lanes on Rainbow Street, between Curlew Street and Palm Avenue in Sandgate from late June 2024.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Junction Road bike lanes upgrade project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.


Rainbow Street between Curlew Street and Palm Avenue in Sandgate



Project outcomes

Road resurfacing and enhanced bike lanes to improve safety for active transport users

Latest update

Start of construction

Download: Road resurfacing fact sheet (PDF - 544kb)

About the project

As part of our commitment to maintaining and improving our active transport network, we are enhancing the bike lanes along a section of Rainbow Street after we resurface the road.

When eligible roads are resurfaced across our city, existing active transport infrastructure can be enhanced to improve safety for active transport users.  

Project details

Project benefits

Road resurfacing provides a smoother road surface for all users and enhanced bike lanes along this section of Rainbow Street will help provide a safer and more efficient way for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to access Brisbane's extensive bikeway network. 

We are coordinating these active travel infrastructure upgrades with road resurfacing works to provide stronger outcomes that deliver value for money and encourage more active travel in Brisbane. 

Dedicated bike lanes with buffer zones improve safety for active transport users and encourage even more Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters to use sustainable modes of transport, helping to reduce the need for car-based travel.

Project features

We will be resurfacing the road and enhancing the existing dedicated bike lanes with new line marking and painted buffer zones with low profile separators. The painted buffer zones will be placed between the bike lane and traffic lane, to create separation between people riding and driving on Rainbow Street. 

Specific works for this project will involve:

  • resurfacing Rainbow Street between Curlew Street and Palm Avenue
  • widening the existing 1.5 metre-wide, single direction bike lanes on both sides of Rainbow Street to 2 metres and enhancing with new line marking and green paint for improved visibility
  • installing painted buffer zones between the traffic lane and the bike lane with low profile separators
  • installing small flexible bollards in the painted buffer at intersections along Rainbow Street, to improve lane delineation
  • installing painted chevron markings and some concrete traffic islands at intersections to provide clear lines of travel for motorists 
  • upgrading existing line marking and signage.

On-street parking

On-street parking will not change. You can drive over the new low profile separators and the bike lanes to reach available parking spaces.

Bin collection

Bin collection will not change and residents can continue to place their refuse bins in the road reserve next to the kerb on the designated collection days.

Construction details

Construction will start in late June 2024 for up to 1 month, weather and site conditions permitting. 

Works will be undertaken Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5am, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of bikeway users and workers, and to minimise travel disruptions.

Some daytime works will be required towards the end of the project. These will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm.

Nearby residents, businesses and users of the area may experience:

  • increased noise, lighting, truck movements, vibration and dust
  • strong odour during the potholing and asphalt laying process when resurfacing
  • changed traffic conditions, including minor traffic delays, no standing for traffic in the work zone, reduced speed limits, lane closures and detours, managed with appropriate traffic control measures
  • controlled access to driveways, with up to 15-minute wait periods
  • service of equipment up to an hour either side of start/finish times
  • temporary changes to pedestrian and cyclist routes.

Road resurfacing requires a number of stages in order to achieve a high-quality outcome. To ensure the best quality product and minimise risk of damage to vehicles, Brisbane City Council requires all vehicles to be removed from the roadway during working hours. 

You can read more about the road resurfacing process on our road resurfacing fact sheet (PDF - 544kb).

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 3178 5413 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team via cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au
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Topics: bikeway

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