Works Start On Upgrades For Wadeville Street And Parkwood Drive

Wadeville Street
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Works to improve the intersection of Wadeville Street and Parkwood Drive have already started in February 2023, to improve safety and travel efficiency in the area.

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Wadeville Street will be realigned and straightened to create a T-intersection whilst traffic signals on each approach at the intersection will be installed to make the intersection safer for all road users.

Works will also involve signalising pedestrian crossing points, installing new traffic islands and line marking to formalise traffic movements, installing new on-road bike lanes, upgrading footpaths, and relocation of underground services (Telstra, Energex, Urban Utilities, NBN, APA gas).

Project plan (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

The ongoing works are the Stage 1B of the Wadeville Street and Ritchie Road corridor improvements project for Pallara, which aims to improve safety, reduce congestion and increase travel reliability in the area.

Stage 1A, which involved improving access to and from Pallara State School, including a new right-turn pocket for drivers, crossing point for school children and new bus stops, was completed in November 2022.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is just one of several intersection upgrades which will be delivered across Brisbane to help residents get home sooner and safer.

“Pallara is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs and this intersection is already used by 11,000 vehicles daily as well as many local school children,” Cr Schrinner said.

Photo credit: Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner/Facebook

Besides providing better public transport options and improving safety for road users, it’s also expected to provide safer access to Pallara State School.

The project is funded through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, which supports local road and community infrastructure projects throughout the country.

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Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Works are expected to be complete by mid-2023.