I continue to progress my Teneriffe Newstead and New Farm Precinct Traffic Study to get you home sooner and safer.
A recommendation of the Study was the improvement of the Commercial and Doggett Street Intersection and I am very pleased Trevor Evans MP sought and secured an investment from the Scott Morrison Government to deliver improvements as well.
Our Brisbane City Council’s 2019-2020 budget, allocated further funding to improve this intersection which will involve signalising the intersection to provide controlled pedestrian crossing facilities and formalise right-turn movements for both west and eastbound traffic on Commercial Road. A right-turn pocket will also be introduced on the southern approach of Doggett Street.
Due to the signalisation there will be changes to on-street parking in the area surrounding the intersection and changes to line marking at the Longland Street and Doggett Street intersection.
Additionally, bike boxes will be introduced on the Commercial Road approaches of the intersection to facilitate cycle users.
Doggett Street proposed one-way, between Commercial Road and Longland Street
To accommodate the signalisation of the intersection and limit congestion, Council is proposing Doggett Street be converted to a one-way street for northbound traffic only, between Commercial
Road and Longland Street. In addition to limiting congestion, this change will improve safety on Doggett Street.
Southbound traffic on Longland Street will have to use alternative local streets to access Commercial Road such as Kyabra Street and Masters Street.
Council has completed the concept design for the project and will commence preliminary design with construction scheduled to start early 2020.
This project is jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government through the Urban Congestion Initiative.
• signalising the intersection and provide controlled pedestrian crossing facilities
• extending the right-turn pocket, west and eastbound on Commercial Road
• installing a right-turn pocket southbound on Doggett Street
• removal of four on-street parking bays on Doggett Street and six on-street parking bays on Commercial Road
• relocation of the Australia Post box and loading zone on Commercial Road
• installing bike boxes on Commercial Road at the intersection
• kerb and channel works
• resurfacing and line marking.
Futher details and information session opportunities at – https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/roads-infrastructure-and-bikeways/current-road-and-intersection-projects/newstead-commercial-road-and-doggett-street-intersection-upgrade