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 2016 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 342.1 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 240 kilometres of road.

Report summary for July-December 2016

  1. Network vehicle kilometres travelled increased by 0.5% from the same period last year.
  2. AM peak average network speed is 38.5 km/h (Council roads = 29.11 km/h and TMR roads = 41.01 km/h)
  3. PM peak average network speed is 38.7 km/h (Council roads = 34.06 km/h and TMR roads = 39.88 km/h)
  4. Bruce Highway (managed by TMR) is the busiest corridor with an average daily volume of 156,980 vehicles per day.
  5. Logan Road* (managed by Council) is the least busy with 20,944 vehicles per day.
  6. In the AM peak, August saw the lowest average speed at 36.74 km/h, while December had the highest average speed at 41.99 km/h.
  7. In the PM peak, November had the lowest average speed at 37.71 km/h, with December having the highest average speed at 40.22 km/h.
  8. In the AM peak, Centenary Highway* (managed by TMR) is the fastest at an average speed of 87.66 km/h (100 km/h speed limit); the slowest is Stanley Street (managed by Council) at 18.93 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 Highway* (managed by TMR) is the fastest at 94.08 km/h (100 km/h speed limit) and slowest is the East-West Arterial/Stafford Road corridor (managed by TMR) at 23.16 km/h (speed limit for the majority of this corridor is 60 km/h).
  10. Compared with the same period in 2015, AM peak average speed on Council’s 18 key corridors decreased by 1.5 km/h (4.8%) from 30.6 km/h to 29.1 km/h. PM peak average speed decreased by 2.3 km/h (6.3%) from 36.3 km/h to 34.1 km/h.
  11. Compared with the same period in 2015, AM peak average speed on TMR’s 20 key corridors increased by 0.9 km/h (2.2%) from 40.1 km/h to 41.0 km/h. PM peak average speed decreased by 0.8 km/h (1.9%) from 40.7 km/h to 39.9 km/h.

Logan Road*: Between Old Cleveland Road and Klumpp Road
Centenary Highway*: Between Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway

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24 April 2017