Upgrade Works on Murphy Road and Ellison Road Intersection in Geebung Commence

Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / brisbane.qld.gov.au

Brisbane City Council commences with the upgrade works on Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection in Geebung, this December 2018. The project aims to improve traffic efficiency, ease congestion, and improve safety for all road users.

As part of the Council’s $1.3 billion commitment on more than 90 road improvement projects, the upgrade started mid-December which involves the installation of a signalised intersection and some associated widening adjacent to the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection.

Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade plan
Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / brisbane.qld.gov.au

Also included in the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade:

  • provision of a three-lane southbound approach on Murphy Road
  • widening Ellison Road to four lanes between Danette Street and Gambia Street
  • upgrading the Kittyhawk Drive and Murphy Road intersection to include additional through lanes in each direction a right-turn pocket into Kittyhawk Drive and a U-turn facility for southbound traffic
  • signalising the Butt Street and Murphy Road intersection to include a pedestrian crossing, a right-turn pocket into Butt Street, and a new mini-roundabout at the intersection of Butt Street and Fernlea Street to enhance traffic movements for residents
  • providing additional off-road car parking adjacent to Marchant Park and 7th Brigade Park
  • incorporating on-road cycle lanes in both directions on Murphy Road and Ellison Road
  • converting Marathon Street and Blackwood Road to left-in, left-out access only to improve safety
  • constructing a new access road to Navarre Street
  • providing indented bus stops adjacent to the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection
  • landscaping and line marking.
Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection upgrade – fly-through

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Construction works will take place between 7 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday to Saturday; critical components of the project will be undertaken at night between 7 P.M. and 5 A.M., Sunday to Thursday. For the duration of the project, the speed limit in the area will be reduced to 40 km/hr.

Once completed, by early 2020, the project should deliver the following benefits: enhanced safety for all road users by signalised Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection, reduced travel time, controlled signalised pedestrian crossing facilities along Murphy Road, indented bus bays, and improved connectivity and safety for pedestrian access to public and active transport options and local parklands areas.

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There will also be provision of on-street cycle lanes on both sides of Murphy Road and Ellison Road, as well as off-street parking to offset the loss of informal parking along the Murphy Road verge.