Upgrade Set to Tackle Congestion in Red Hill

Kelvin Grove Road and Lower Clifton Terrace in Red Hill
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A significant upgrade is underway at the intersection of Kelvin Grove Road and Lower Clifton Terrace in Red Hill to enhance traffic flow and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

This project, part of the Roads to Recovery program, aims to make the area more efficient for motorists and safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The key modifications include adjusting the traffic signal phasing and altering access points to streamline vehicle movements, particularly during peak times.

Key Changes and Benefits

The project is set to deliver several benefits:

  • Reduction in travel time by extending the green light duration for Kelvin Grove Road traffic.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency of the intersection by removing the signalised left turn from Lower Clifton Terrace onto Kelvin Grove Road.
  • Improved safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists through upgraded footpaths and kerb ramps.
Red Hill Intersection Upgrade
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Project Details

The detailed plans for the intersection include:

  • Removal of the signalised left turn from Lower Clifton Terrace, transitioning to a right turn only, allowing more green time for Kelvin Grove Road.
  • Modification of the unsignalised access point at Lower Clifton Terrace to left exit only.
  • Comprehensive upgrades to footpaths, kerb ramps, road pavement, line marking, and landscaping.
Red Hill Intersection Upgrade
Photo Credit: BrisbaneCityCouncil

Timing and Further Information

The Brisbane City Council, in collaboration with the Australian Government, is initiating improvements at this congested intersection in Red Hill. The start of construction is pending final land dedication arrangements. 

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Detailed information about the construction schedule will be available closer to the commencement of works. Residents and commuters can register online to receive timely updates about the project.

Permanent Access Changes Post-Construction

Post-upgrade, there will be permanent changes to traffic routes:

  • Access to Kelvin Grove Road from Lower Clifton Terrace will be via a right turn into the lower section of Lower Clifton Terrace, followed by a left turn at the unsignalised access point.
  • A detour map for vehicles using the Hale Street off-ramps has been prepared, illustrating alternative routes to Lower Clifton Terrace via Victoria Street, Scott Street, and Musgrave Road.

This project represents a strategic step by local and federal authorities to address traffic and safety issues in the Red Hill area, promising a smoother and safer commute for all road users.

Published 3-June-2024