Brisbane City Council works: Intersection Upgrades at UQ

13 Nov 2020


Please be advised the Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street intersection at St Lucia as part of the Australian Government’s 2020-21 Black Spot Program.

The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures at each black spot location to reduce the risk of crashes.
View the Sir Fred Schonnell Drive and Coldridge Street Black Spot Project Construction Letter - Brisbane City Council.

·         Start: Monday 23 November 2020
·         Finish: Early 2021

Construction works will generally take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Some works will be required to take place at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday when traffic volumes are lowest, to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.
In regards to reducing road disruptions at UQ, the construction is planned to coincide with the university holidays, starting late 2020 and be completed by early 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Work details
The project will improve safety at the intersection for all road users by upgrading the existing right turn from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street from a filtered right turn to a controlled right turn with a dedicated right turning lane.
To accommodate the new right-turn lane, the intersection will be reconfigured with the westbound through lane on Sir Fred Schonell Drive reduced from two lanes to one.
The northbound turning lanes on Coldridge Street will change from two right-turn lanes, to one lane, improving bus movements.

Brisbane City Council
·         Call: 1800 884 681
·         Email:

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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