Brisbane City Council released the detailed design for the Player Street connection at Upper Mount Gravatt.
The detailed design showed there will be a new road link from the existing Kessels Road and MacGregor Street intersection through to Player Street.
The existing traffic signals at the Kessels Road and Cremin Street intersection will also be removed. The Council will be providing left-in access only, into Cremin Street.
To facilitate the construction of the new road link, BCC needs to remove three street trees and a number of trees within the project area. For every tree that is removed, Council assured they will plant four trees within the vicinity of the project area.
In addition to these, the detailed design will also involve:
- Installing a traffic median along Kessels Road, between MacGregor Street and Logan Road to remove right-turn movements to and from Cremin Street
- Lengthening the right-turn lane from Kessels Road eastbound into Logan Road
- Providing a dedicated right-turn lane from Kessels Road westbound, into the new Player Street connection
- Constructing a new roundabout at the Player Street and Pickworth Street intersection
- Constructing new pedestrian footpaths and landscaping along the Player Street connection
Depending on construction and weather conditions, the project is anticipated to start in mid-2019 and be completed in late 2019.
About the Player Street Connection
The project is part of Council’s $1.3-billion commitment for more than 90 road improvement projects, to take real action on congestion. It focuses on a range of solutions to improve the existing road network, getting residents home quicker and safer.
In order to give the community an opportunity to find out more about the project, the Council will hold information sessions at Westfield Garden City Level 2 on the following dates:
- 23 May 2019 (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- 25 May 2019 (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
Community members will get to view the detailed design for the project and will be given an opportunity to speak in-person with the project team.
For the latest updates on the new road link project, visit the Brisbane City Council website or call the project team on 1800 010 705 during business hours.