Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway project - Ransome
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce works are now complete on the Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway project in Ransome. Works on the two projects began in April 2021 and were successfully completed in March 2022.
Due to the proximity of these two projects, Council delivered the intersection upgrade and bikeway works together. Construction impacts on the community and the project costs were reduced by delivering these two projects simultaneously.
Together these projects improve safety and access for all road users through the local area.
|Address||Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road, Ransome|
|Project outcomes||Improve road safety and local connectivity|
Construction now complete.
About the project
Traffic signals were installed at the intersection of Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road, providing signalised crossing facilities on both Rickertt Road and Chelsea Road for people walking and riding.
The Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade is part of Council’s commitment to improving safety and 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 Wakerley Bikeway project provides a new shared path to complete the connection from the intersection of Green Camp Road and Rickertt Road to the intersection of Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road.
This much needed connection improves connectivity for active transport users by providing a link to the Moreton Bay Cycleway, local Bayside Parklands and other cycling networks in the area.
The Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade was 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 formed part of a joint $500 million commitment to deliver congestion-busting projects and safety improvements across Brisbane.
The Wakerley Bikeway was funded by Brisbane City Council as one of its Major Bikeway Projects to create more cycling and walking opportunities.
The Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade involved:
- installing traffic signals at the intersection
- widening Rickertt Road in proximity to the intersection to two through lanes in each direction
- constructing right-turn lanes on all four intersection approaches
- installing signalised crossing facilities on both Rickertt Road and Chelsea Road for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Wakerley Bikeway project involved:
- constructing a 2.5 metre-wide, shared pedestrian and cycle path from the intersection of Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road, connecting to the existing cycle path at the intersection of Green Camp Road and Rickertt Road
- installing way-finding signage on the shared path
- constructing a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the watercourse at Lota Creek.
Now complete, community benefits include:
- improved safety for all road users of the intersection
- improved connectivity for residents, cyclists and people travelling through the area, encouraging active transport.
If you want further information about this project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
- use the online contact form to register for future project updates
- email the project team
- write to:
Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.