Wadeville Street and Ritchie Road Corridor Improvements project - Pallara
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that works will soon start to upgrade the corridor of Wadeville Street and Ritchie Road in Pallara to improve safety, reduce congestion and increase travel reliability.
|Address||Wadeville Street and Ritchie Road, Pallara|
|Project benefits||Improve safety, congestion and travel reliability|
Construction on Stage 1A to start late 2022, pending final approvals.
About the project
Pallara is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs and our traffic modelling shows us that we need to complete safety and traffic improvements to reduce congestion and provide safe and convenient travel opportunities for residents.
Stage 1 of this project will help traffic flow safer and more freely around Pallara State School with a new turn pocket and nearby signalised intersection, and help kids stay safe when travelling to school with a dedicated crossing and new bus stops.
The project is part of our plan to build and improve suburban connectivity for a safe, efficient, fast and reliable traffic network throughout Brisbane.
Stages of the project
Stage 1A starting from late 2022
Construction of Stage 1A is due to commence from late 2022, pending final approvals.
As part of stage 1A we will be improving access to and from Pallara State School. This includes a new right-turn pocket for drivers, crossing point for school children and new bus stops.
Stage 1A works will involve:
- Widening Ritchie Road to create space for a new right-turn pocket into Pallara State School. This will make school drop-off and pick-up easier and more efficient by creating dedicated spaces for people turning right and those travelling straight ahead on Ritchie Road.
- Creating a new crossing point with a dedicated supervisor to ensure safe crossing movements for children crossing Ritchie Road.
- Constructing a footpath approximately 1.5 metres wide to connect the existing path and the new crossing point.
- New kerb and channel on the western side of Ritchie Road.
- Constructing two new bus stops near Pallara State School, including at the intersection of Ritchie Road and Falkland Street and the intersection of Ritchie Road and Atlantic Place.
By widening the shoulder of Ritchie Road, drivers will be able to continue travelling northbound on Ritchie Road around people turning right into the school pick‑up and drop-off zone.
As part of stage 1A, we will need to remove eight trees, including three dead trees, on Ritchie Road to create the new bus stops and school crossing. To offset these removals, we will look to replant at least 30 trees in the local area.
Access to Pallara State School
We will ensure car park access to the school is maintained at all times.
As part of stage 1A, parents will no longer be able to park on the western side of Ritchie Road, adjacent to the school. This is due to the nature of the works and for safety.
Stage 1B – starting from early 2023
Stage 1B is expected to commence from 2023, pending final approvals.
Stage 1B will focus on upgrading and signalising the intersection of Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive to improve safety and travel efficiency.
Wadeville Street will be straightened, and traffic signals will be installed on each approach at the intersection to formalize a T-intersection and change the priority of the intersection.
By upgrading the intersection, traffic will be controlled, sightlines will be improved, and traffic will flow more efficiently.
Council will provide more information about this stage of the project once design is completed.
Overall project benefits
The improvements will aim to:
- Provide safer access to Pallara State School
- Provide better public transport options
- Improve safety for road users
- Improve traffic flow and travel time reliability.
This project is a Brisbane City Council initiative. Stage 1A and 1B is fully funded by the Australian Government, through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. As more funding is confirmed for future stages of this project, we will provide you with updates and more information.
Next Steps and more information
Prior to construction commencing, the project team will roll out a number of engagement tactics to ensure the community is across the project and any works associated.
If you wish to sign up to receive project updates or speak with the project team directly:
- Phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (business hours)
- Phone Council on 3403 8888 (24 hours)
- Email the project team