Greater Brisbane Key Corridors Performance Report

Greater Brisbane road network

This report provides information on the traffic volume and average speed for the Greater Brisbane key transport corridors over the January to June 2017 period. The corridors include Brisbane City Council (Council) and Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) managed roads.

This report includes information on initiatives being undertaken by both organisations to manage congestion on the road network.

There are 38 key corridors, comprising 317.2 kilometres of road, in the Greater Brisbane area. Council manages 18 of these corridors, equating to 102.1 kilometres of road and TMR manages the other 20, equating to 215.1 kilometres of road.

Report summary for January-June 2017

  1. Network vehicle kilometres travelled increased by 12.5% from the same period last year.
  2. AM peak average network speed is 42 km/h (Council roads = 27.40 km/h and TMR roads = 46.10 km/h)
  3. PM peak average network speed is 42.1 km/h (Council roads = 32.61 km/h and TMR roads = 44.82 km/h)
  4. Bruce Highway (managed by TMR) is the busiest corridor with an average daily volume of 156,195 vehicles per day.
  5. Cleveland Redland Bay Road (managed by TMR) is the least busy with 20,012 vehicles per day.
  6. In the AM peak, March saw the lowest average speed at 38.86 km/h, while January had the highest average speed at 45.61 km/h.
  7. In the PM peak, May had the lowest average speed at 40.21 km/h, with January having the highest average speed at 45.0 km/h.
  8. In the AM peak, Centenary Motorway* (managed by TMR) is the fastest at an average speed of 76.49 km/h (100 km/h speed limit); the slowest is Stanley Street (managed by Council) at 16.83 km/h (speed limit is 60 km/h with a school zone speed of 40 km/h on this corridor).
  9. In the PM peak, Centenary Motorway* (managed by TMR) is the fastest at 96.05 km/h (100 km/h speed limit) and the slowest is Stanley Street (managed by Council) at 22.93 km/h (speed limit is 60 km/h with a school zone speed of 40 km/h on this corridor).
  10. Compared with the same period in 2016, AM peak average speed on Council’s 18 key corridors decreased by 1.54 km/h (5.13%) from 28.94 km/h to 27.4 km/h. PM peak average speed decreased by 2.09 km/h (6.01%) from 34.7 km/h to 32.61 km/h.
  11. Compared with the same period in 2016, AM peak average speed on TMR’s 20 key corridors decreased by 0.09 km/h (0.04%) from 46.19 km/h to 46.10 km/h. PM peak average speed decreased by 0.37 km/h (0.76%) from 45.19 km/h to 44.82 km/h.

Centenary Highway*: Between Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway

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29 September 2017