Sir Fred Schonell Dr and Coldridge St intersection upgrade

15 Nov 2021


Please be advised the Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street intersection in St Lucia to improve safety for road users and pedestrians.

The intersection has been the site of multiple serious collisions since 2014 and the project is part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program and National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020.

To reduce the disruption for the UQ community, the construction is planned to coincide with the university holidays, weather and construction conditions permitting.

View the Sir Fred Schonell Drive and Coldridge Street Black Spot Project Construction Letter - Brisbane City Council.


  • Start: Late November 2021
  • Finish: Early 2022
  • Times: Mostly between 7pm - 5am, Sunday to Thursday

Work details

The existing right turn from Sir Fred Schonell Drive into Coldridge Street will be upgraded from a filtered right-turn to a controlled right turn with a dedicated right-turn 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. 

To accommodate the upgrade, three informal car parking spaces on the western side of Sir Fred Schonell Drive between Coldridge and Warren Street will need to be removed

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Brisbane City Council

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