Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road intersection upgrade - Wavell Heights | Brisbane City Council

Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road intersection upgrade - Wavell Heights

The Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road intersection at Wavell Heights has been identified by Brisbane City Council as a location within the local road network that requires an upgrade to improve safety, cater for current and future traffic demands and reduce congestion.

This project is part of Council's $1.3 billion commitment on more than 90 roads 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.

Project summary

Address
Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road, Wavell Heights
 
Ward
Northgate
 
Project outcomes
Improved traffic flow and reduced congestion
 
Latest update
Construction underway 
 

About the project

The upgrade will provide an additional right turn lane from Hamilton Road to Sandgate Road, as well as an extended left turn pocket from Hamilton Road. 

The project will include:

  • minor road widening on Hamilton Road from the Sandgate Road intersection to Wade Street
  • reconfiguring the road alignment to create a second right-turn lane from Hamilton Road to Sandgate Road
  • extending the length of the left-turn pocket on Hamilton Road
  • providing a right-turn pocket for westbound traffic on Hamilton Road turning into Wade Street
  • upgrading the traffic islands to suit the revised layout
  • installing yellow no standing lines to formalise parking restrictions on the northern side of Hamilton Road (loss of five informal car parks)
  • installing yellow no standing lines to formalise parking restrictions on the southern side of Hamilton Road (loss of 12 car parks)
  • installing a new footpath on the northern and southern side of Hamilton Road
  • line marking.

In order to upgrade the intersection, Council has identified nine trees which will need to be removed as part of the project. Approximately 27 trees will be planted in the local area, in accordance with Council's offset policies and relevant legislation.

Download the project plan: 

Project status

Construction started in late April 2018 and is expected to be completed in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Main construction works will take place between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. These works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Where possible, day works will be undertaken and will take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

These works will require some temporary lane closures and may require detours for cyclists and pedestrians. Where necessary, traffic controllers will be on-site to assist motorists through the worksite. Please look for warning signage and follow the direction of traffic controllers.

Local residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site may experience some construction impacts associated with these works, including noise, dust and vibration.

A temporary lay-down area was established in a section of Plaisted Place Park on Cavendish Street in Wavell Heights from early-July 2018, and will remain in place for the duration of construction.

The area is fenced and will enable storage of construction materials and equipment. No vegetation is expected to be impacted as a result of this lay-down area, and the park will remain open to the community.

Residents in close proximity to the lay-down area and construction works may experience some impacts, including:

  • deliveries of machinery, equipment and materials to site
  • construction vehicle movements with reversing alarms and flashing lights (due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off)
  • construction noise at times, including saw cutting and grinding activities
  • increased lighting from portable light towers
  • traffic controllers and signage to safely direct motorists and pedestrians
  • lane closures and some traffic delays.

Council appreciates that properties located close to the works are experiencing noise from the construction and would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding as these important works continue.

Project benefits

The project aims to improve safety, cater for current and future traffic demands and reduce congestion.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road intersection upgrade:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during business hours
  • phone Council on 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Hamilton Road and Sandgate Road intersection upgrade
    City Project Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
16 October 2018