Left Turn on Red project
Brisbane City Council is undertaking a trial of Left Turn on Red facilities at intersections across Brisbane. The trial is in place to provide a practical way of decreasing individual travel times and easing congestion, contributing to our vision for an accessible, connected city and getting you home quicker and safer. All Left Turn on Red intersections were selected after being assessed for safety against Australian Standard requirements.
Following a successful pilot at five intersections between November 2013 and April 2014, Council was approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to extend the trial of Left Turn on Red facilities across Brisbane to 50 intersections.
In late 2017, TMR approved the Left Turn on Red trial being extended by Council until 31 December 2019. TMR conditioned the trial’s extension on Council re-assessing the Left Turn on Red facilities against the New South Wales Government’s Roads and Maritime Services Traffic Signal Design Appendix – E ‘Left Turn on Red Guidelines’, issued in July 2016. Based on this re-assessment required by TMR, a number of Left Turn on Red facilities were decommissioned.
In late 2019, TMR approved for the trial at all existing locations to be further extended until May 2021.
What is Left Turn on Red?
Left Turn on Red allows motorists to turn left at a red light after coming to a complete stop and giving way to other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on the intersection. This is only permitted at intersections where the approach has ‘Left Turn on Red Permitted after Stopping’ signage installed, as shown in the following animation. The usual road rules apply at all other intersections.
Left Turn on Red intersection locations
The locations of all existing Left Turn on Red facilities are listed in the following table.
|Ascot||Kitchener Road (southern leg) into Lancaster Road|
|Belmont||Meadowlands Road into Belmont Road|
|Coopers Plains||Beaton Street into Orange Grove Road|
|Chermside||Milburn Street into Webster Road|
|Deagon||Adams Street into Board Street|
|Moorooka||Durack Street into Ipswich Road|
|Murarrie||Edge Street into Creek Road|
|Paddington||Given Terrace into Fernberg Road|
|Runcorn||Archives Avenue into Compton Road|
|Stafford||Billabong Street into Webster Road|
|Stafford||Wilgarning Street into Webster Road|
|Stafford||Wolverhampton Street into Webster Road|
|Sunnybank||Wynne Street into Beenleigh Road|
|Taigum||Muller Road (southern leg) into Beams Road|
|The Gap||Payne Road into Waterworks Road|
|Upper Mount Gravatt||Delavan Street into Newnham Road|
|Wavell Heights||Newman Road into Hamilton Road|
Map of Left Turn on Red intersections
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Decommissioned Left Turn on Red intersections - no longer in use
Based on the 2017 re-assessment required by TMR, the Left Turn on Red facilities listed in the below table were decommissioned.
|Albion||McLennan Street into Albion Road|
|Boondall||Bilsen Road into Zillmere Road|
|Bracken Ridge||Glenealy Street into Bracken Ridge Road|
|Bracken Ridge||Telegraph Road extension (near Langer Place) into Telegraph Road|
|Coopers Plains||Rookwood Avenue into Orange Grove Road|
|East Brisbane||Norman Street (southern leg) into Stanley Street East|
|Fortitude Valley||Gotha Street into St Pauls Terrace|
|Hendra||Manson Road into Nudgee Road|
|Holland Park||Wyncroft Street into Cavendish Road|
|Inala||Mira Street into Poinsettia Street|
|Kangaroo Point||Bell Street (eastern leg) into Main Street|
|Mitchelton||Teralba Park access road into Osborne Road|
|Mount Gravatt East||Hillgrove Street into Broadwater Road|
|Mount Gravatt East||Spence Street into Broadwater Road|
|Mount Ommaney||Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre exist into Dandenong Road|
|Newmarket||Finsbury Street into Newmarket Road|
|Newstead||Edmonstone Road into Breakfast Creek Road|
|Newstead||Maud Street into Breakfast Creek Road|
|Rochedale||Arise Boulevard into Gardner Road|
|Spring Hill||Fortescue Street into Gregory Terrace|
|Stretton||Persse Road into Compton Road|
|Sunnybank Hills||Hellawell Road into Gowan Road|
|Taigum||Church Road (southern leg) into Roghan Road|
|Taigum||Church Road (northern leg) into Roghan Road|
|Tingalpa||Container Street into Wynnum Road|
|Tingalpa||Service Road (McDonald's side) into New Cleveland Road|
|Upper Mount Gravatt||Timor Street into Klumpp Road|
|Windsor||Bowen Street into Lutwyche Road|
|Windsor||Constitution Road into Lutwyche Road|
|Woolloongabba||Jurgens Street (southern leg) into Logan Road|
|Yeronga||Yeronga Street into Fairfield Road|
Rickertt Road into Green Camp Road, Wakerley has been decommissioned due to the road corridor upgrade.