Pedestrian safety enhancements for Moggill Road and Taringa Parade
Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Indooroopilly State School drop and go zone along Taringa Parade, Indooroopilly (at the intersection with Moggill Road). These works will improve pedestrian and motorist safety.
|Address||Taringa Parade, Indooroopilly|
|Project outcomes||Improved pedestrian and motorist safety.|
About the project
Council anticipates construction will start on 15 February 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Council is delivering the project. The Australian government is funding the project through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional development.
There is a need to improve motorist and pedestrian safety for peak drop off and pick up periods at Indooroopilly State School. This includes the drop and go zone along Taringa Parade.
This upgrade will include the following improvements:
- increasing the drop and go capacity from seven to 18 vehicles
- installing a wombat crossing with a centre refuge
- upgrading the pedestrian footpath and landscaping works
- installing two shade shelters for student pick up and drop off
- improvements to the existing crossing facility at Woodville Street and Moggill Road.
The works aim to construct a new traffic island to ensure safe traffic movements. The island will separate the drop and go zone from traffic and provide a left-turn only exit.
Council expects project completion to be in mid-2019.
Council anticipates that construction will start 15 February 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Construction will be take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am to 5pm. Out-of-hours are due to occur on the weekend of 16 and 17 February for tree removal. The tree removal works are a safety precaution. Council will provide advance notification of out-of-hours works and will keep the community informed of construction.
The current parking bays and drop and go zone along Taringa parade will be unavailable during construction. Longer term parking and the two minute drop and go zone on Russell Terrace will be available for use. Detours for cyclists and pedestrians will be in place during the works as a result of temporarily restricted footpath access.
The works include the removal of 92 plants and shrubs and 37 trees. Council will plant a total of 148 new trees in the local area. Meaning that for every tree removed, four trees will be replanted. In addition, Council will plant 1116 plants and groundcovers in the project area. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements. Council will remove all trees in consultation with an arborist. Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.
Council will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local community during this work. We would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding during these important works.
For queries, feedback or more information you can:
- phone the project team during working hours on 1800 669 416
- phone Council outside of working hours on 07 3403 8888
- email the project team
- write to:
- Pedestrian safety and enhancements for Moggill Road and Taringa Parade project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.