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 Stage 2 of the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade in Bracken Ridge, Fitzgibbon, Deagon and Taigum is now complete.

Stage 2 is the final project completing the corridor upgrade, linking into the Gateway Motorway as well as upgrading Lemke Road south to Tallowwood Place.

The corridor had been operating at capacity, and with this upgrade, current traffic modelling estimates that by 2031, residents will save eight minutes eastbound on Telegraph Road during the morning peak and 12 minutes westbound during the afternoon peak.

Telegraph Road corridor upgrade fly-through video

Council has delivered 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
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Project completion

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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 connects 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 involved:

  • 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 commenced mid-2017 and was completed on 6 December 2018. The project is subject to a 12 month maintenance period and some minor rectification works will be carried out during this time.

More information

If you would like to find out more about this project:

  • 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
17 December 2018