Land Street underpass duplication - Auchenflower
The Land Street underpass duplication project was announced in 2016 and included as part of Brisbane City Council's Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane (BB4B) program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment from 2016 to 2020.
|Address||Land Street, Auchenflower - between Bicentennial Bikeway and Patrick Lane|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.|
|Latest update||Due to construction impacts and community feedback, Council has identified the project would not provide significant value or benefit to the community and has decided not to proceed with the proposed design.|
About the project
Council recently investigated options to improve safety and capacity at the Land street underpass at Auchenflower. The underpass provides a pedestrian and cyclist connection under Coronation Drive, linking the Bicentennial Bikeway to the Western Freeway Bikeway (via Sylvan Road) at Auchenflower.
The Land Street underpass duplication project propsed constructing a new underpass beneath Coronation Drive at Auchenflower, to enhance safety and capacity by separating cyclists and pedestrians, and converting the existing underpass into a pedestrian only thoroughfare.
Due to construction impacts and community feedback, Council has identified the project would not provide significant value or benefit to the community and has decided not to proceed with the proposed design.
During the design process, Council identified that the site's proximity to road infrastructure and the Brisbane River would lead to a number of design and construction challenges. As detailed design progressed, the project team identified further constraints that would significantly increase construction risk, timeframes and impacts on local residents and road users.
Council has listened to community feedback received during construction, which indicated the project had lower levels of community support than the other four signature bikeway projects being delivered under the current BB4B program. This included feedback from cyclists about the current need for the project and preference to prioritise other projects. Council thanks residents for providing feedback during the consultation period by emailing or calling the project team, completing the online survey, or attending one of the community information sessions.
The budget allocated for the Land Street underpass duplication project will be reallocated to other current projects in the BB4B program and is not available for funding new projects. The program aims to progress the network of bikeways servicing Brisbane's top employment areas, in conjunction with a focus on improving bikeways linking to suburban shopping strips, schools and public transport hubs.
For more information about the Land Street underpass duplication project, you can:
- phone the project team during business hours on 1800 010 705
- phone Council's 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Land Street underpass duplication project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.