Ritchie Road corridor upgrade Stage 1 - Pallara

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce stage 1 of the Ritchie Road corridor upgrade in Pallara is now complete.

Project summary

This table provides information about the Ritchie Road corridor upgrade including address, ward, project benefits and latest news.
AddressWadeville Street and Ritchie Road, Pallara
WardCalamvale Ward
Project benefitsImprove safety, improve traffic flow and increase travel reliability
Latest news

Stage 1B – Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive is now complete

Project documents

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About the project

Pallara is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs.  Traffic modelling completed by Council confirmed that increasing traffic volumes, restricted sight lines due to the intersection configuration, and extended queue lengths with motorists accessing Pallara State School, were creating unsafe road conditions  and reducing travel time reliability for road users.

We are pleased to announce that works to construct stage 1B of the Ritchie Road corridor upgrade are now complete. Construction to upgrade the Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive intersection started in February 2023 and works were successfully completed in June 2023.

Stage 1B of the Ritchie Road corridor upgrade was fully funded by the Australian Government, through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Stage 1B is an extension to the stage 1A works, completed in November 2022.

Project benefits

This upgrade has improved safety by changing the intersection of Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive to a T-intersection and installing traffic signals to manage how people travel through the intersection. This has made it easier for road users to see traffic in all directions, improving traffic flow and travel time reliability along the corridor.

People walking and riding will be better connected with a section of new shared path constructed and signalised pedestrian crossing points at the intersection. This has made it safer for families to walk or ride to public amenities like Pallara State School and Brush Box Place Park.

Stages of the project

Stage 1A

Stage 1A was completed in November 2022. Stage 1A included constructing a new right-turn pocket, as well as a dedicated crossing point for school children and new urban bus stops on Ritchie Road.

The works completed as part of stage 1A are listed below.

  • Widened Ritchie Road to create space for a new right-turn pocket into Pallara State School. This has made school drop-off and pick-up easier and more efficient by creating dedicated spaces for people turning right and those travelling straight ahead on Ritchie Road.
  • Installed a new crossing point to ensure safe crossing movements for children crossing Ritchie Road.
  • Constructed a new 1.5 metre-wide footpath to connect the existing path with the new crossing point.
  • Constructed two new urban bus stops near Pallara State School, including the intersection of Ritchie Road and Falkland Street and the intersection of Ritchie Road and Atlantic Place.
  • New kerb and channel on the western side of Ritchie Road.

Stage 1B

Stage 1B was completed in June 2023. Stage 1B involved reconfiguring and signalising the Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive intersection.

Works completed as part of Stage 1B are listed below.

  • Realigned and straightened Wadeville Street to create a T-intersection making it easier for road users to see traffic in all directions, improving traffic flow and travel time reliability along the corridor.
  • Installed traffic signals, including signalised pedestrian crossing points on each approach at the intersection to manage how people travel through the intersection.
  • Installed new traffic islands and line marking to formalise traffic movements.
  • Upgraded some footpaths and constructed new shared paths making it safer for families to walk or ride to public amenities like Pallara State School and Brush Box Place Park.

    Project documents

    More information

    If you have any questions about the project:

    • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (business hours)
    • phone Council on 3403 8888 (24 hours)
    • email the project team
    • use the online contact form to register for future project updates
    • write to:
      Ritchie Road corridor improvements project
      City Projects Office
      Brisbane City Council
      GPO Box 1434
      Brisbane Qld 4001.
    Last updated: 19 July 2023

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