Sylvan Road signalised pedestrian crossing - Toowong

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that following investigations, works to signalise the pedestrian crossing on Sylvan Road, Toowong will commence in early June 2020.

Project summary

This table includes the project information for the Sylvan Road pedestrian crossing project at Toowong.
Address Sylvan Road, Toowong
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes To signalise the pedestrian crossing on Sylvan Road (near Kate Street), Toowong
Latest news Start of construction

About the project

Council has identified Sylvan Road as requiring works to provide a greater level of crossing safety for school children and the surrounding community by installing a signalised pedestrian crossing.

Investigation works were completed in February 2020.

Project details

Works will generally involve construction of new traffic light signals on Sylvan Road to replace the existing zebra crossing. The project will involve:

  • removing the existing zebra crossing line marking
  • installing new light signals
  • installing new kerb ramps
  • installing new kerb build-outs
  • installing new road line marking
  • turfing and landscaping.  

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To facilitate the new crossing point and increase safety and visibility for pedestrians, Council will be required to remove three on-road car spaces on Sylvan Road.

Council has identified one street tree that will be required to be removed to facilitate the new crossing point. All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during the works. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

The works will be undertaken at night, between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest and to ensure the safety of road users and workers. Where possible, noisy works will be completed prior to 11pm. Some day works will also be required and will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm. 

Where necessary, traffic controllers will be onsite to assist motorists and pedestrians through the worksite.

The local community may experience increased traffic movements, low-level construction noise, dust and vibration. For the safety of workers onsite, reversing lights and indicators cannot be switched off.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during these works. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advance notification of any works likely to cause increased disruption. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciate your patience while these important works are completed.

More information

If you would to find out more about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:15 May 2020
Topics: road