Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project - St Lucia

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street intersection at St Lucia as part of the 2020-21 Australian Government Black Spot Program.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street black spot project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street, St Lucia
Ward Walter Taylor
Project outcomes Improved safety
Latest update

Project introduction

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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 signal movement from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street from a filtered right turn, to a controlled right turn with the installation of a dedicated right-turn lane
  • 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.

Environmental impact

All works will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.

Project timing

Council has finalised the detailed design for the intersection upgrade and construction is planned to coincide with the university holidays, starting late 2020 and to be completed by early 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

More information will be provided to the local community closer to the start of construction.

More information

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
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 12 November 2020