Land Street underpass duplication - Auchenflower

The Land Street underpass duplication project is part of Brisbane's City Council's Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.

Address Land Street, Auchenflower - between Bicentennial Bikeway and Patrick Lane
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes Improved safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.
Latest update Preliminary design released
Investigation works

About the project

Council has identified the need to improve safety and capacity for cyclists and pedestrians at the existing Land Street underpass, which links the Bicentennial Bikeway to the Western Freeway Bikeway (via Sylvan Road) at Auchenflower.

The Land Street underpass duplication project involves constructing a new underpass beneath Coronation Drive at Auchenflower, to enhance safety and capacity by separating cyclists and pedestrians.

The project is being undertaken as the current underpass is not wide enough to accommodate future growth expected at this location, increasing the risk of pedestrian and cyclist conflicts. The new underpass will improve safety by separating pedestrians and cyclists, minimising the risk of conflicts and injury, and enhancing capacity to meet future demand.

The preliminary design includes:

  • constructing a cyclist-only underpass to the north of the existing Land Street underpass
  • converting the existing underpass into a pedestrian only thoroughfare
  • incorporating urban design in the project
  • lighting and landscaping works
  • reconfiguring Bicentennial Bikeway line markings to accommodate new traffic flow.

Investigation works

Council is undertaking investigation works for the Land Street underpass duplication project at Auchenflower. These works include pressure testing a water main, installing noise and vibration monitoring equipment and geotechnical investigations to inform the detailed design.

Water main pressure testing works

Council has engaged QUU to test a water main that runs along Coronation Drive in the vicinity of the Land Street intersection. These works are not expected to create any issues to the water network, however, if you experience any water supply issues, please contact QUU directly on either 13 26 57 (general enquiries) or 13 23 64 (faults and emergencies).

These works will require one to two days of work between 10 February and 16 February between 7pm and 5am.

Noise and vibration monitoring

These monitors will be installed overnight and will involve cutting pavement along Coronation Drive in the vicinity of the Land Street intersection.

These works will be undertaken between 14 February and 15 February between 7pm and 5am, weather and site conditions permitting.

Geotechnical investigations

These works will include digging a test pit to physically inspect the geotechnical conditions underneath Coronation Drive, and then repair works to the road once complete.

These works will be undertaken between 7am to 7pm on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February 2018, weather and site conditions permitting.

Residents in close proximity to the works may experience some construction impacts, including:

  • increased lighting from portable light towers
  • construction vehicle movements with reversing alarms and flashing lights
  • excavation and cutting noise, dust, low levels of vibration and increased truck movements
  • the use of water trucks to suppress dust where necessary
  • at times, the speed limit along Coronation Drive may be reduced for the safety of all road users and the workforce.

Where possible, noisy works have been scheduled during the day to minimise impacts to nearby residents and businesses. To ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions, some works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience during this time.

During the works, lane closures will be in place along Coronation Drive, and detours will be signed. Temporary fencing and traffic management, including traffic controllers, will be used to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. A laydown area will be located in Moorland Park during the works.

Project benefits

The project will benefit the community by:

  • increasing capacity of an important link between the Bicentennial Bikeway and Western Freeway Bikeway
  • improving safety for all users by separating cyclists and pedestrians
  • contributing to an extensive network of safe, convenient and connected pathways and bikeways utilised by residents and visitors to easily move around the city
  • helping to reduce traffic congestion
  • contributing to a healthier, sustainable and more accessible city.

More information

More information will be provided to local residents and businesses as the project progresses.

  • phone the project team during business hours on 1800 010 705
  • phone Council outside of business hours on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Land Street underpass duplication project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
18 April 2018