Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project - St Lucia
Brisbane City Council has upgraded the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street intersection as part of the Australian Government’s 2020-21 Black Spot program.
|Address||Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street, St Lucia|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety for all road users|
End of construction
About the project
Brisbane City Council upgraded the intersection of Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street in St Lucia as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Construction commenced in November 2021 and works were successfully completed in May 2022.
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 Black Spot Program.
Between June 2014 and May 2019 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 has improved 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.
Other project features also involved:
- installing a dedicated left-turn lane from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street
- installing two new median islands on Sir Fred Schonell Drive
- upgrading stormwater drainage
- installing new kerb, channel and footpath connections.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the 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.