Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection in Ellen Grove to enhance safety for all road users. The project will install traffic lights with right-turn arrows and pedestrian crossing facilities across Skepper Street.
The intersection recorded 14 crashes between 2014 and 2021, with 12 incidents involving motorists failing to give way and colliding with vehicles travelling southbound on Boundary Road. High traffic volumes, extended wait times and poor sightlines of vehicles travelling on Boundary Road is contributing to inappropriate gap selection.
The upgrade will involve:
- installing traffic lights with controlled right-turn arrows and pedestrian crossing facilities
- modifying centre medians on Boundary Road
- removing the Skepper Street left-turn slip lane
- providing a dedicated left-turn lane into Skepper Street
- widening the western side of Boundary Road
- installing new kerb and channel
- installing new LED street lighting
- new pavement, line marking, landscaping and turfing
The Boundary Road and Skepper Street intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).
Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2022 and is expected to be complete in mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting. Council will continue to keep the local community informed as the project progresses.
To facilitate the project, Council has identified three trees to be removed. All work will be carried out in accordance with 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 legislation requirements.
If you have any questions or would like to receive project updates, please contact the project team on 1800 669 416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information outside of business hours please call Council’s 24-hour contact centre on 3403 8888.