Woolloongabba Bikeway project - Woolloongabba | Brisbane City Council

Woolloongabba Bikeway project - Woolloongabba

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the start of construction for the Woolloongabba Bikeway project began in late November 2018 and will be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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Project summary

Address Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane, and Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes To provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in both directions and safer environment for all road users
Latest update

December 2018 project update

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About the project

The Woolloongabba Bikeway project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program, creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities through dedicated bikeways and active travel City options with a $100 million investment over four years from 2016-2020. 

This project will provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Annerley Road and Stanley Street in both directions.

The project extends 1.1 kilometres along Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane, and 1.4 kilometres along Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park.

Council undertook consultation on the preliminary design in August-September 2017 and received valuable to feedback from the community. In response to community and Queensland Government feedback, Council has made a number of changes to the design of the Woolloongabba Bikeway. Please find below a copy of the latest project plans which incorporates these changes.

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The detailed design includes the following features:

  • installing a separated bikeway along Stanley Street, from Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, to Dock Street, South Brisbane
  • installing an additional 145 metre section of separated bikeway on the western side of Annerley Road, from Stanley Street 
  • installing a shared crossing at the existing signalised pedestrian crossing on Annerley Road (located approximately 150 metres south of the Annerley Road and Stanley Street intersection) 
  • installing a new signalised intersection at Annerley Road, Clarence Street and Catherine Street
  • installing on-road bike lanes on both sides of Annerley Road, from Clarence Street to the intersection of Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
  • installing separation barriers between cyclists and vehicles along Annerley Road where feasible
  • modifying a number of intersections on both Annerley Road and Stanley Street to enhance travel flow efficiency and safety, such as removing right turns
  • changing access to the left-turn slip lane to the South East Freeway on-ramp from Stanley Street
  • reconfiguring some bus stops to reduce conflicts between cyclists and buses including installing three floating bus stops
  • installing a CityCycle station on Annerley Road near the Stanley Street intersection.
  • providing left-in only access to Merton Road from Stanley Street
  • reconfiguring the loading bay outside 550 Stanley Street
  • investigating reallocating side street parking to short-term or long-term depending on business and residential needs
  • changes to the local area traffic management for the Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street Precinct, Woolloongabba.

Early works

Council is undertaking early works including geotechnical surveys and service location works. These works will be undertaken at certain locations along Annerley Road and Stanley Street and including the intersection of Vulture Street and Stanley Street. These works will be carried during out-of-hours between 7pm and 6am Sunday to Thursday, intermittently from late October to late 2018, weather permitting. Directly impacted residents and businesses will receive advance warning of the works.

These works will require some localised pedestrian, cyclist and parking restrictions which will be managed through on-site traffic controllers. Temporary traffic changes will be required to allow work to be completed and road users should expect minor delays when travelling through the area. Signage will be in place to direct road users around the works.

Local residents and businesses in close proximity to Stanley Street and Annerley Road may notice an increase in noise and vehicle movements during these works. Where possible, noisy works will be undertaken prior to 11pm.

Construction update

During December 2018, the following works are planned to be carried out within the project area, weather and site conditions permitting.

Stanley Street – Vulture Street to Ipswich Road

Works include:

  • Centre median works, asphalting, utility service relocations, traffic signal works and tree removal.
  • Stanley Street footpath closure opposite the hospital between Ronald McDonald House and the Mater Hill Busway Station from Friday 7 December.
  • From Friday 7 December, no cycle access on Stanley Street, between Raymond Terrace and Graham Street. Cyclist detour via Raymond Terrace and Graham Street.
  • Removal of median and asphalting works on Allen Street from Sunday 9 December to Tuesday 11 December, out-of-hours, between 7pm and 6am.
  • Removal of median, asphalting works and traffic changes at Stanley Street/Raymond Terrace intersection from Sunday 16 December to Thursday 20 December out-of-hours, between 7pm and 6am.

Annerley Road – Stanley Street to Gladstone Road

Works include:

  • Centre median works, asphalting, utility service relocations, traffic signal works and tree removal.
  • Removal of median, asphalting works and traffic changes at Annerley Road/Stanley Street intersection from Sunday 9 December to Thursday 13 December out-of-hours, between 7pm and 6am.
  • Lockhart Street bus stop (number 8 outbound) on Annerley Road between Lockhart and Ross Street, will be closed on Monday 3 December and Tuesday 4 December. Signage highlighting the closest active bus stop will be in place.

During the Christmas closure between 22 December 2018 and 6 January 2019 the footpaths and cycle lanes will be reinstated.

General construction

Construction works began on Stanley Street adjacent to the Mater Hospital, and Annerley Road at the Stanley Street intersection, Woolloongabba, and will be progressively carried out along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in stages.

Where possible, works will be undertaken during the day between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Due to safety considerations and to minimise impacts to road users, works will also be undertaken out-of-hours, between 7pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday. Advance notification will be provided to residents and businesses prior to these works starting.

Construction will involve:

  • removing and replacing the traffic islands
  • excavating and resurfacing of the traffic lanes
  • installing signage and line-marking
  • installing traffic signals
  • relocating utilities
  • landscaping works. 

In order to construct the bikeway, Council has identified some tree removal will be required. All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements which include trees of various sizes to be replanted in the local area.

Additionally, a number of car parks, loading zones and taxi ranks will be removed to facilitate the project. 

While Council is working to minimise construction impacts, local residents, businesses and road users may experience:

  • increased activity around the worksite, including deliveries of machinery and equipment
  • increased noise and dust
  • low levels of vibration
  • reduced speed limit of 40km/h along Stanley Street and Annerley Road for the duration of the project
  • lane closures and some traffic delays during off-peak and peak hours
  • detours, traffic controllers and signage to safely direct road users, cyclists and pedestrians
  • temporary removal of some car parks 
  • temporary access changes
  • temporary relocation of some bus stops.

Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience while we complete these works. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during construction and Council will liaise with directly affected businesses and residents during the works.

Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade – stage 1 project

Construction of stage 1C of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway project, which will upgrade the Dock Street and Vulture Street intersection to connect the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways, is being delivered as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project. Council is also investigating additional measures to improve the operation of this intersection.

Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street precinct, Woolloongabba

Council is pleased to release the final design for the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) for the Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street Precinct at Woolloongabba.

Construction started in late October 2018 and will be completed early 2019, weather and site conditions permitting. Works will generally be undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. Some out-of-hours and weekend work may also be required. Local residents in close proximity to the site may experience some construction noise associated with these works.

The detailed design involves upgrading the existing speed platforms to current standards, so all vehicles can safely manoeuvre the platforms. Three car parks will also need to be removed on Merton Road at the Hawthorne Street intersection for sight lines. Additionally, one small tree at this intersection will also need to be removed to facilitate the upgrade. 

The installation of the left-out only traffic arrangement from Merton Road to Stanley Street will be implemented approximately mid-2019 as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project.

Project timing

Construction of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project began in late November 2018 and will be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Project updates will be provided to the local community as the project progresses.

Project benefits

  • a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Annerley Road and Stanley Street in both directions.
  • improved safety for all road users.
  • enhanced connectivity to the local bikeway network.

Photo gallery

View the Woolloongabba Bikeway artist impressions photo gallery as a slideshow, or view the photos individually in our Woolloongabba Bikeway album in Council’s Flickr account.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Woolloongabba Bikeway project and to sign up for monthly updates, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:​
    Woolloongabba Bikeway project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

 

04 December 2018