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Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade - Geebung

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection at Geebung to improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion and increase safety for all road users.

Fly-through video

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Project summary

Address Murphy Road and Ellison Road, Geebung
Ward Marchant
Project outcomes Reduced congestion, improved safety and traffic efficiency
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Start of construction - December 2018

About the project

The project will install a signalised intersection to replace the existing roundabout at Murphy Road and Ellison Road, Geebung including some associated widening adjacent to the intersection. These works will improve traffic , reduce congestion, increase safety for road users and will help cater for existing and future traffic demands along this busy corridor.

Council is committing $1.3 billion on more than 90 road improvement projects to take real action on congestion in Brisbane, by focusing on a range of solutions to improve the existing road network, getting residents home quicker and safer.

The existing roundabout at Murphy Road and Ellison Road is currently operating at capacity in the morning peak and over capacity in the evening peak, with long delays and queues on the southern and northern approaches. Congestion through the intersection is expected to increase without intervention.

The project includes replacing the existing roundabout controlled intersection at Murphy Road and Ellison Road with a signalised intersection. Murphy Road will be widened from two to four lanes from the Gympie Road intersection to north of the Butt Street intersection. The Kittyhawk Drive and Murphy Road intersection will be upgraded to cater for future traffic flows and improve the road alignment. The Butt Street and Murphy Road intersection will be signalised to improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles accessing Butt Street.

The upgrade also involves:

  • provision of a three lane southbound approach on Murphy Road
  • widening Ellison Road to four lanes between Danette Street and Gambia Street
  • upgrading the Kittyhawk Drive and Murphy Road intersection to include additional through lanes in each direction a right-turn pocket into Kittyhawk Drive and a U-turn facility for southbound traffic
  • signalising the Butt Street and Murphy Road intersection to include a pedestrian crossing, a right-turn pocket into Butt Street, and a new mini roundabout at the intersection of Butt Street and Fernlea Street to enhance traffic movements for residents
  • providing additional off-road car parking adjacent to Marchant Park and 7th Brigade Park
  • incorporating on-road cycle lanes in both directions on Murphy Road and Ellison Road
  • converting Marathon Street and Blackwood Road to left-in, left-out access only to improve safety
  • constructing a new access road to Navarre Street
  • providing indented bus stops adjacent to the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection
  • landscaping and line marking.

To enable the road widening and to ensure adequate sight lines are provided for motorists, some trees will be removed at the intersection and will be offset in accordance with Council's offset planting guidelines.

Project documents

Construction update

The majority of construction works will be undertaken during the day and will take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Certain critical components of the works will need to be undertaken at night and will generally take place between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Temporary lane closures may be required and traffic controllers will be onsite to assist motorists.

The speed limit in the area will be reduced to 40km/h for the duration of the works to assist with safety for all road users. Traffic controllers and signage will be in place to safeguard all road users and road workers, and variable message signs located along the project length will provide commuters with information about any detours or potential delays.

Project benefits

Once complete, community benefits include:

  • enhanced safety for all road users by signalising the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection
  • improved travel time reliability and reduce queue lengths along Murphy Road for general traffic and buses
  • controlled signalised pedestrian crossing facilities along Murphy Road
  • provision of on-street cycle lanes on both sides of Murphy Road and Ellison Road
  • provision of off-street parking to offset the loss of informal parking along the Murphy Road verge
  • indented bus bays to maintain traffic flows adjacent to the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection
  • improved connectivity and safety for pedestrian accessibility to public and active transport options and local parklands areas.

Project status

Construction started in mid-December 2018 and is anticipated to be completed early 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions, or find out more about the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade, you can:

  • complete the online contact form
  • phone the project team on 1800 870 437 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001

 

17 December 2018