Waterworks Road upgrade (Trout Street to Beth Eden Terrace) - Ashgrove | Brisbane City Council

Waterworks Road upgrade (Trout Street to Beth Eden Terrace) - Ashgrove

Brisbane City Council is upgrading Waterworks Road, between Trout Street and Beth Eden Terrace at Ashgrove to improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion and improve safety for all road users along this busy road corridor.

Project summary

Address Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, between Trout Street and Beth Eden Terrace
Ward The Gap
Project outcomes Improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion and improve safety for all road users
Project plans

Download the Waterworks Road project plan in your preferred format:

Latest update

Early works commenced September 2018. 

About the project

The Waterworks Road upgrade is part of Council's $1.3 billion commitment to more than 90 road improvement projects, 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.

The 315 metre-long section of Waterworks Road, from Trout Street to Beth Eden Terrace, has been identified as a priority for an upgrade based on current high levels of congestion resulting in delays and unreliable travel times for commuters, freight and public transport. It is expected that traffic volumes in this section of the corridor will continue to grow, intensifying the current congestion problems.

The upgrade will improve safety for road users, improve reliability of travel times, and help cater for existing and future traffic demands along this busy road corridor.

Early works

Early works commenced in September 2018 involved vegetation removal and service relocations.

The first stage of early works involved removing three trees from the footpath along the eastern side of Stewart Road, opposite Stewart Place Park, to allow for future road widening as part of the upgrade.

The second stage of early works involved relocating gas services outside of the future road pavement in Stewart Road and a new gas service has been installed, crossing Waterworks Road. 

Stewart Road water main replacement

Prior to the main construction works beginning on the Waterworks Road upgrade, replacement of the water main under Stewart Road, between Waterworks Road and Elimatta Drive will commence. These works will start in late October 2018 and be complete by late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

This planned infrastructure upgrade has been brought forward to be completed alongside the Waterworks Road upgrade to minimise the disruption to local residents and to provide efficiencies in the construction program.

These works will occur between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Saturday, with some day works occurring between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Local residents and businesses can expect some temporary water outages during this time. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed of construction activity in their area and will provide advance notification to affected residents and businesses before any planned water outages.

Changed traffic conditions

During early works and construction, changed traffic conditions will be required at times along Waterworks Road at Ashgrove. This will involve lane and shoulder closures, reduced speed limits and some delays. Detours and traffic management will be in place to safely direct road users, cyclists and pedestrians. Waterworks Road will remain open to traffic during these works, and the most disruptive works will be undertaken at night and on weekends, when traffic volumes are lowest.

Council is committed to keeping local residents and businesses informed of construction activity in their area and will provide further information prior to the start of construction.

Waterworks Road upgrade fly-through

The fly-through video shows the detailed design features for the Waterworks Road upgrade (Trout Street to Beth Eden Terrace) in Ashgrove. Watch the fly-through video to find out about the project.

Alternatively, you can watch the video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel

Read supporting information for this video.

Project documents

Download the Waterworks Road upgrade detailed design project plan in your preferred format:

Download the latest Waterworks Road upgrade newsletter in your preferred format:

Project details

The project involves: 

  • Widening sections of Waterworks Road between Trout Street and Ashgrove Avenue to provide two through-traffic lanes in each direction, and a dedicated left-turn lane into Ashgrove Avenue, as well as extending the right-turn lane into Stewart Road.
  • Providing eight all-day dedicated parking bays on the inbound side of Waterworks Road adjacent to the local shopping precinct.
  • Widening the section of Stewart Road between Waterworks Road and Harry Street to improve traffic flow by providing an additional right-turn lane into Waterworks Road.
  • Relocating the inbound bus stop in the project area to reduce the impact on traffic flow and improve efficiency.
  • Replacing the indented outbound bus stop between Stewart Road and Ashgrove Avenue with an in-lane outbound bus stop to improve safety.
  • Relocating the inbound and outbound T2 lanes by 150 metres on the eastern side of Ashgrove Avenue.
  • Reinstating kerb and channel.
  • Road resurfacing and line marking.

Project benefits

The upgrade will improve safety for road users, improve reliability of travel times, and help cater for existing and future traffic demands along this busy road corridor.

Once complete, the upgrade will:

  • provide a safe and efficient road network by relocating and replacing bus stops along Waterworks Road
  • improve traffic flow for road users, by providing an additional right-turn lane from Stewart Road into Waterworks Road, an additional inbound through-traffic lane, and a left-turn lane into Ashgrove Avenue from Waterworks Road
  • improve capacity to cater for current and future traffic volumes
  • enhance reliability of travel times for all transport modes.

Vegetation removal

In order to widen sections of Waterworks Road and Stewart Road, Council has identified 10 trees and three shrubs will need to be removed. Council will replant at least 20 trees in the local area to enhance amenity and maintain Ashgrove’s character. The trees will be approximately three metres high when planted to provide greenery and shade for pedestrians. Shrubs will also be planted in the central island to the west of Stewart Road and in the island to the west of Ashgrove Avenue to enhance the entrance to the Ashgrove shopping precinct.

All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Waterworks Road upgrade project, you can:

  • phone the project team during business hours on 1800 010 705 
  • phone Council's 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 (outside business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Waterworks Road upgrade (Trout Street to Beth Eden Terrace) project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
16 October 2018
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