Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway project - Ransome
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the intersection of Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road in Ransome, to improve safety, reduce congestions and improve access through the local area.
At the same time, Council will undertake the Wakerley Bikeway project, installing a new shared pedestrian and cycle path along Rickertt Road to enhance active transport facilities and connect the existing shared path network in the area.
Due to the proximity of these two projects, Council will deliver the Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway together. Construction impacts on the community and the project costs will be reduced by delivering these two projects simultaneously.
|Address||Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road, Ransome|
|Project outcomes||Reduce traffic congestion, improve road safety and local connectivity|
Service relocation works
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About the project
Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade
Plans to signalise the Rickertt Road and Chelsea Road intersection at Ransome are underway. Major construction works are expected to begin early 2021 and be completed late 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.
During the five-year period, from 2014 to 2019, Queensland Government crash data identified six casualty crashes at the intersection. which highlighted this location as requiring an upgrade.
The Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade is part of Council’s commitment to improving safety, reducing congestion and improving access across the city. This is through a network-wide focus on traffic improvement to meet current and future traffic volumes throughout Brisbane’s road network.
The existing stop signs on Chelsea Road will be replaced with traffic lights on both roads as well as signalised pedestrian and cyclist crossings.
Wakerley Bikeway Project
The Wakerley Bikeway project will provide 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.
The Wakerley Bikeway is part of Council’s commitment to getting you home quicker and safer by creating dedicated bikeway and walking options.
This much needed connection will improve connectivity for active transport users by connecting into the Moreton Bay Cycleway, local Bayside Parklands and other cycling networks in the area.
The Chelsea Road and Rickertt 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.
The Wakerley Bikeway is funded by Brisbane City Council as one of its Major Bikeway Projects to create more cycling and walking opportunities.
Once 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.
- Early 2021 – start of construction
- Late 2021– estimated end of construction.
Service relocation works
Council will be undertaking service relocation works in preparation for the Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road intersection upgrade and Wakerley Bikeway project in Ransome.
These early works will involve relocating existing and installing new power poles in the area surrounding the intersection prior to the start of major construction works.
These early works will be completed by Energex and are scheduled to start Wednesday 2 December 2020. These works anticipated to take approximately three days to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. Works will generally be undertaken between 7am and 5pm, weekdays.
Energex will complete the following early works:
- Replacing three existing power poles
- Installing a new power pole on the northside of Rickertt Road (located approx. 70 metres to the east of the intersection)
After the new poles have been installed, works will be undertaken to connect the necessary cables.
Residents and businesses near the intersection may at times experience power interruptions and increased noise and truck movements during this time. Energex will notify residents of specific work impacts prior to starting on site.
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.