Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project - St Lucia
Brisbane City Council will soon commence its upgrade of the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street intersection at St Lucia as part of the 2020-21 Australian Government's Black Spot Program.
|Address||Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street, St Lucia|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety|
About the project
The Australian Government’s Black Spot Program is part of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 which is framed by the guiding vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Australia’s roads. The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location to reduce the risk of crashes. The intersection is one of four black spot project sites Council is upgrading as part of the 2020-21 Black Spot Program.
Between June 2014 and May 2020 there have been 15 reported crashes at the intersection, resulting in eight hospitalisations, five requiring medical treatment and two minor injuries. The majority of accidents occurred as a result of motorists failing to give way when turning right via the filtered turn from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street.
The project will improve safety at the intersection for all road users by upgrading the existing right turn from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street from a filtered right turn to a controlled right turn with a dedicated right turning lane.
The project involves:
- upgrading the existing right-turn from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street from a filtered right turn to a controlled right turn with dedicated right-turn lane and green arrow
- installing a dedicated left-turn lane from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street
- reconfiguring the westbound through lane on Sir Fred Schonell Drive from two lanes to one in order to accommodate the left and right-turn lanes
- reconfiguring the northbound turning lanes on Coldridge Street from two right-turn lanes, to one lane, improving bus movements
- installing two new median islands on Sir Fred Schonell Drive
- removing three informal, off-peak on-street carparks on the western side of Sir Fred Schonell Drive between Coldridge and Warren Street
- upgrading stormwater drainage
- installing new kerb and channel and footpath connections, line marking, landscaping and turf.
Construction is expected to commence in late 2021 and take approximately 16 weeks to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting. The project has been temporarily on hold since November 2020 whilst Council undertook additional consultation with key stakeholders.
If you would like to find out more about the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.