Telegraph Road corridor upgrade project - Stage 2 - Bracken Ridge, Fitzgibbon, Deagon and Taigum | Brisbane City Council

Telegraph Road corridor upgrade project - Stage 2 - Bracken Ridge, Fitzgibbon, Deagon and Taigum

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that works are progressing well on Stage 2 of the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade in Bracken Ridge, Fitzgibbon, Deagon and Taigum. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2018, weather permitting.

Stage 2, located between Mustang Street and the Gateway Motorway on and off ramps and along Lemke Road south to Tallowwood Place, is the final stage of works in the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade.

The project will improve safety, travel times, facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and road flood immunity, and will cater for existing and future traffic demands in the area to reduce congestion.

Telegraph Road corridor upgrade fly-through video

Council is delivering the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade in stages. Stage 2 is located along Telegraph Road from east of Mustang Street to the Gateway Motorway on and off ramps and on Lemke Road south to Tallowwood Place. 

You can also watch this video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

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Project summary

Address Telegraph Road in Bracken Ridge/Fitzgibbon, Depot Road in Deagon and Lemke Road in Taigum
Ward Bracken Ridge and Deagon
Project outcomes Cater for existing and future traffic demands and improve travel times, safety and road flood immunity.
Latest update

Night works will be undertaken from 15 November to early December 2018 from 8pm to 5am, weather and site conditions permitting.

Traffic changes will occur along Telegraph, Depot and Lemke Roads from Monday 19 November 2018.

Drivers should observe the 40km/h reduced speed limit through the construction area.

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About the project

The Telegraph Road corridor upgrade project - Stage 2 will support growth in the northern suburbs by improving access to major transport corridors including the Gateway Motorway and Gympie Arterial Road/Bruce Highway. It will also deliver active transport infrastructure along the length of Telegraph Road and sections of Lemke Road and Depot Road, making walking and cycling safer and easier for residents.

The project will connect directly at its western end to Stage 1B (Norris Road to east of Mustang Street) - which was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Council - and with the Depot Road upgrade being delivered as part of the Gateway Upgrade North (GUN) project at its eastern end. The GUN project was funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government and is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Project features

The Stage 2 upgrade will involve:

  • constructing a four-lane median-divided carriageway along Telegraph Road from Mustang Street to the Gateway Motorway on and off ramps and along Lemke Road south to Tallowwood Place, with additional through lanes and turning lanes at intersections
  • removing the roundabout at the Telegraph Road, Depot Road and Lemke Road intersection and installing traffic signals
  • constructing a four lane bridge at Cabbage Tree Creek with 1 in 100 year flood immunity
  • providing U-turn facilities for eastbound traffic at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Denham Street and for westbound traffic on Depot Road at the Quinlan Street intersection
  • permanently banning the right-turn from Quinlan Street to Depot Road
  • providing two parking areas, each with seven parking spaces, on the southern side of Telegraph Road, near Denham Street and Mustang Street
  • constructing shared pathways on the southern side of Telegraph Road and Depot Road and on Lemke Road, linking to Cabbage Tree Creek Bikeway
  • upgrading the cyclist/pedestrian underpass in Depot Road and constructing on-road bike lanes on Telegraph Road, Depot Road and a section of Lemke Road
  • installing new light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting on Telegraph Road, Depot Road and Lemke Road
  • installing fauna movement measures including a fauna underpass and glider poles
  • undergrounding power lines on the southern side of Telegraph Road and Depot Road between Denham Street and the Gateway Motorway on and off ramps
  • permanently closing the right turn movement out of Quinlan Street onto Depot Road
  • providing two parking areas, each with seven parking spaces, on the southern side of Telegraph Road, near Denham Street and Mustang Street
  • landscaping and revegetation works
  • preserving the road corridor for future widening of Telegraph Road to six lanes
  • yellow, no stopping lines will be installed on both sides of Telegraph Road, Depot Road and Lemke Road within the project extent to facilitate safe traffic flow.
  • installing signalised pedestrian crossing on Lemke Road near the Sandgate Hawkes Sporting Club.

Timing

Construction of Stage 2 is expected to be completed in late 2018, weather permitting. General construction hours are between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Impacts during construction

Two bus stops (010669 and 010670) located on Lemke Road, immediately south of the roundabout, have been removed during the Stage 2 upgrade as part of a rationalisation process for bus stops in the area. Alternative stops are available further south on Lemke Road near the Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club and on Denham Street.

Construction will generally take place Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm. Council will provide advance notification of any out of hours works, particularly noisy works or major access changes. The speed limit through the construction site will generally be reduced to 40 kilometres per hour for the duration of the works. Lane closures will be required to undertake some aspects of the upgrade. Where necessary, traffic controllers will be on-site to assist pedestrians, cyclists and motorists through the work site.

To minimise disruption, the new bridge at Cabbage Tree Creek will be constructed offline, west of the existing bridge. Lemke Road will remain open to traffic and access to the bikeway will be maintained.

In order to widen the road corridor and construct the new bridge, a number of trees have been removed. The majority of tree removals occurred adjacent to Lemke Road and Depot Road, near Cabbage Tree Creek. Council's contractor engaged a fauna spotter and catcher to relocate any fauna prior to tree removals and all works were carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines. The tree removals will be offset by a significant planting schedule within the site, including more than 14,500 trees and shrubs and approximately 68,000 ground cover plants.

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the project may experience increased truck movements, construction noise and low levels of vibration and dust. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off. Council apologises for any inconvenience as a result of these works.

Temporary driveway access restrictions have been implemented for some residents within the project area. Council is liaising with affected residents about access changes and driveway reinstatements.

Night works - 15 November to early December 

Works to complete the concrete centre medians, place the final layer of asphalt and permanent line marking will occur from mid-November to early December 2018 between the hours of 8pm and 5am, weather permitting. Due to the hot weather at this time of year and for the safety of our workers, part of these works will be undertaken at night to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and reduced traffic volumes.

In addition, to complete the Telegraph, Depot and Lemke Road intersection, temporary traffic changes will occur, creating one eastbound lane and one westbound lane either side of the centre medians on Telegraph and Depot Roads and one northbound and southbound lane either side of the centre median on Lemke Road. These traffic changes will occur at night between 8pm Sunday 18 November and 5am Monday 19 November 2018, weather and site conditions permitting and will include realigning the traffic lanes by removing and placing traffic barriers and line marking.

Council will undertake these works at night when traffic volumes are lowest, to ensure the safety of road users and workers, and to minimise traffic disruptions. Temporary lane closures will be required to facilitate the works, with signage and traffic control in place to direct road users and pedestrians through the worksite.

Residents and businesses near the worksite may experience some temporary impacts, including construction vehicle movements with reversing beepers and flashing lights and construction related noise. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Lemke Road signalised pedestrian crossing 

As an extension of the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade – stage 2 project, Council will also be installing a signalised pedestrian crossing near the Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club and the pedestrian walkway through to Tallowwood Place. The new signalised pedestrian crossing will improve safety for pedestrians and bus patrons in the local area. The existing bus stops will be relocated to the north and south of the new signalised crossing location.

Some early works including conduit installation for the power supply for the signalised pedestrian crossing and relocation of a section of water main on Lemke Road have been completed as part of the Lemke Road construction.

Construction for the signalised pedestrian crossing including road pavement and kerb and channel installation are planned to occur in late October and throughout November 2018. It is anticipated that the signalised pedestrian crossing will be complete and operational by late 2018. These works will be undertaken between the hours of 7am and 5pm, weather and site conditions permitting. 

Temporary lane closures will be required to facilitate some of the works, with traffic control in place to direct motorists safely through the worksite.

More information

If you would like to find out more about this project or register to receive regular updates:

  • complete the online contact form
  • phone the project information line on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Telegraph Road corridor upgrade project - Stage 2
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
15 November 2018