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

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the intersection of Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street in 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 information

About the project

The Black Spot Program is part of the Australian Government's commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads. The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location. The intersection is one of four black spot project sites Council is upgrading as part of the 2020-21 Australian Government Black Spot Program.

Between July 2013 and May 2020 there have been 15 reported crashes at the intersection, resulting in eight hospitalisations, five medical treatments and two minor injury The majority of accidents occurred as a result of vehicles on Sir Fred Schonell Drive turning right into Coldridge Street and failing to give way to through traffic on Sir Fred Schonell Drive.

Council aims to improve safety for all road users by upgrading the existing traffic lights to provide a new dedicated right turn lane on Sir Fed Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street to fully control the right turn movement and remove the filtered turn. The upgrade will improve the safety for all road users.

Project timing

Council is completing the detailed design for the intersection upgrade and construction is expected to start late-2020 and 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 669 416 (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:8 September 2020