Notorious Forest Lake Blvd and Rudyard St Intersection to Get Safety Upgrade

Notorious Forest Lake Boulevard and Rudyard Street Intersection to Get Road Safety Upgrade

The intersection of Forest Lake Blvd and Rudyard St are set to receive a safety upgrade as part of a $22.1-million federal initiative to improve road safety across the country. Three other Brisbane intersections are on the list.

Four Brisbane black spots are already earmarked for improvements in the coming months as announced by Lord Mayor Schrinner. The notorious intersections located in Forest Lake, Inala, Wavell Heights and Brisbane CBD where serious crashes were known to have occurred will have traffic-light installed/improved along with other upgrades under the federal government’s Black Spot Program.

A total of 53 sites across Queensland will be upgraded as part of the Australian Government’s more than $25 billion investment in road safety projects that are expected to be delivered over the next four years.

Specifically, these intersections are:

  • Forest Lake Blvd and Rudyard St – where seven crashes and four hospital admissions were recorded in the last six years. Project to commence in late 2022.

  • Rosemary Street and Biota Street – where nine crashes and two hospitalisations were recorded in the past six years.  Project to commence in September 2022.

  • Bilsen Road and Hamilton Road – where there were nine reported crashes recorded between 2015 and 2021, and all of which resulted in medical treatment or hospitalisation. Project to commence in late 2022.

  • Adelaide Street and Creek Street – where a total of 16 crashes were recorded between 2015 and 2021, 12 of which required hospitalisation or medical treatment. Project to commence this August 2022.

List of road safety improvement projects in Brisbane under the Black Spot Program:

LocationUpgrade detailsFunding
Forest Lake Blvd and Rudyard St, Forest Lake-Install traffic signals
-Modify centre medians
-Extend the right-turn pocket
-Modify services as required
-Regrade and resurface the intersection to suit the revised layout
-Install signs
-Linemarking and street lighting
Rosemary Street & Biota Street, Inala-Upgrade traffic signals including a fully controlled right-turn phase and provision of mast arm
-Modify services
-Regrade/resurface intersection
-Improve delineation
-Clear hazards
-Upgrade lighting as required
Hamilton Road & Bilsen Road, Wavell Heights-Install right turn pockets and additional lanterns to control right-turn movements
-Upgrade signal phasing
-Signage and line marking to suit new signals
-Relocate bus stops to the departure side of the intersection
Adelaide Street Creek Street, Brisbane-Install mast arm and turn-arrow lanterns
-Upgrade traffic signs
-Traffic-signal phasing and line marking to suit the new intersection layout

Source: Parliament of Australia

The complete list of funded projects across Queensland under the Black Spot Program can be found here.