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 July to December 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 July-December 2017

  1. Network vehicle kilometres travelled has remained consistent compared to the same period last year.
  2. Weekday AM peak average network speed is 35 km/h (Council roads = 28 km/h and TMR roads = 42 km/h)
  3. Weekday PM peak average network speed is 38 km/h (Council roads = 34 km/h and TMR roads = 43 km/h)
  4. Bruce Highway (managed by TMR) is the busiest corridor with an average volume of 163,826 vehicles per day.
  5. Cleveland Redland Bay Road (managed by TMR) is the least busy with 17,062 vehicles per day.
  6. In the AM peak, October saw the lowest average speed at 33 km/h, while December had the highest average speed at 40 km/h.
  7. In the PM peak, November had the lowest average speed at 38 km/h, while September had the highest average speed at 43 km/h.
  8. In the AM peak, Centenary Motorway between Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway (managed by TMR) had the fastest average speed at 89 km/h (100 km/h speed limit); Stanley Street (managed by Council) had the slowest average speed at 18 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 between Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway  (managed by TMR) had the fastest average speed at 95 km/h (100 km/h speed limit); Stanley Street (managed by Council) and East-West Arterial-Stafford Road (managed by TMR) had the slowest average speed at 23 km/h (Stanley Street has a speed limit of 60km/h with a school zone speed of 40 km/h, East-West Arterial-Stafford Road has a speed limit of 60km/h).
  10. On Council’s 18 key corridors, compared with the same period in 2016: AM peak average speed decreased 2.3% from 29 km/h to 28 km/h; PM peak average speed remained constant at 34 km/h.
  11. On TMR’s 20 key corridors, compared with the same period in 2016: AM peak average speed remained constant at 42 km/h; PM peak average speed decreased by 2.6% from 44 km/h to 43 km/h.

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21 March 2018