River Terrace pedestrian crossing project – Kangaroo Point

Brisbane City Council will install a new signalised pedestrian crossing on River Terrace, between Paton Street and Bell Street, located at Kangaroo Point.

Summary

This table provides information on the River Terrace pedestrian crossing project in Kangaroo Point including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address River Terrace, Kangaroo Point
Ward The Gabba Ward
Project outcomes Pedestrian and cyclist safety
Latest update

Start of construction

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About the project

During the construction of the Main Street and River Terrace intersection upgrade, Council identified the need to install a new pedestrian crossing on River Terrace. The new crossing point will be located approximately mid-way between the two existing crossing facilities at Llewellyn Street and at Main Street.

The new crossing point will provide good pedestrian connectivity to the traffic lights at the intersection of Bell Street and Main Street, providing a clear connection that will allow pedestrians to move safely and efficiently through the area.

This crossing will be activated when the button is pushed to initiate the signal phase and stop motorists to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross River Terrace safely. A signalised crossing ensures pedestrians and cyclists can cross safely with motorists stopping at the red light, minimising the risk for incidents.  

The River Terrace pedestrian crossing project is jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery program.

The project will involve:

  • installing traffic lights with pedestrian activated push buttons
  • installing concrete extensions to build-out the kerb and ramps on the east and west sides of River Terrace between Paton Street and Bell Street
  • the removal of 10 on-street car parking bays along River Terrace between Paton Street and Bell Street
  • installing a two-metre-wide footpath on the western side of River Terrace to connect with existing pathways
  • upgrading line marking and road resurfacing
  • landscaping works.

Construction

Works will take place from mid-January 2022 and will be completed early 2022, weather and site conditions permitting. These works are planned to take place during the day from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm, weather and construction conditions permitting. Some night works will be required and will take place from Sunday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am, when traffic and pedestrian volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.

Throughout the project, residents in close proximity may experience increased noise from general construction activity, increased truck movements as well as low levels of vibrations and dust. Council will make every effort to minimise impacts to the local community.

Traffic changes

Traffic control including some temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place at times throughout construction. Road users may experience temporary changed traffic conditions and should expect delays when travelling through the area. Traffic controllers and signage will be on site to safely direct road users and pedestrians as needed.

Environmental

Council has identified one street tree to be removed on the western side of River Terrace as part of the project. Council is committed to minimising the impact on the environment and will replant three trees in the local area in accordance with Council’s policies and relevant legislative requirements.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the River Terrace pedestrian crossing project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    River Terrace pedestrian crossing project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 21 December 2021