Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade, St Lucia | Brisbane City Council

Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade, St Lucia

Brisbane City Council has identified the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection as a location requiring an upgrade to improve safety, congestion and traffic efficiency.

Address Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive, St Lucia
Ward Walter Taylor
Project outcomes To reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for road users
Latest update
Project introduction

About the project

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection in St Lucia. Investigation works were undertaken in mid-2018 to inform design options for the future upgrade of the intersection.

The intersection has experienced a relatively high crash rate in recent years, with 19 crashes occurring between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2017. The upgrade will aim to reduce congestion in the area and improve safety for road users travelling through the intersection. 

This work is part of Council’s $1.3 billion commitment to more than 90 road improvement projects, to take real action on congestion by focusing on a range of solutions to improve the existing road network, getting residents home quicker and safer.

The upgrade will involve: 

  • Upgrading the existing traffic signals to provide a fully controlled right-turn from Gailey Road to Sir Fred Schonell Drive
  • Increasing the length of the right-turn pocket on Gailey Road into Sir Fred Schonell Drive
  • Constructing a retaining wall on the western side of Gailey Road
  • Installing new footpath and kerb ramps 
  • Installing new line marking and landscaping.
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In order to upgrade the intersection, seven trees have been identified for removal on the northern side of Gailey Road, adjacent to the embankment. All works will be undertaken in accordance with Council’s offset policies and legislative requirements with trees planted in the local area where appropriate.

Project Status

Investigation works to inform the design for the intersection upgrade started in March 2018 and were completed in July 2018.

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2019 and will be completed in mid-2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

More information will be provided to the local community closer to the start of construction.

Council is committed to keeping local residents, businesses and the broader community informed about the intersection upgrade and will provide regular updates as the project progresses.

The Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council as part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery (R2R) program.

More information

If you would like further information about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the team 
  • write to:
    ​Gailey Road and Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
21 December 2018