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Eastern Transitway

Overview:

The Eastern Transitway will provide bus customers in Brisbane's east with a safer and more efficient public transport network. The project will deliver targeted bus priority measures to improve safety, reliability and capacity along Old Cleveland Road from Coorparoo to Carindale.

Location:

The Eastern Transitway corridor is located along Old Cleveland Road, between Coorparoo and Carindale
Stage 1 is located on Old Cleveland Road between Carindale Street and Narracott Street.

Benefits:

Upgrading the Eastern Transitway corridor will:

  • provide a faster, safer, more reliable and accessible public transport corridor for bus services during peak periods each weekday
  • separate buses from general traffic, bus travel times will be reduced during peak periods
  • improve timetable confidence on Old Cleveland Road
  • support existing high frequency bus services, encouraging more people to use public transport and allowing for greater public transport capacity in the future
  • benefit bike riders and pedestrians through associated upgrades to the active transport connectivity
  • assist emergency vehicles by allowing them to use the bus lanes, improving response times along Old Cleveland Road. Some other vehicles and bike riders will also be permitted to use the transitway. For more information on special purpose lanes. 

Project info

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is progressing the Eastern Transitway project, delivering targeted, cost-effective on road bus priority improvements along Old Cleveland Road between Coorparoo and Carindale. The investment is the next step in providing a high-quality public transport corridor on Old Cleveland Road.

The project aims to extend the benefits of the existing sections of the Eastern Busway by introducing sections of priority bus lanes.
These bus priority measures will improve bus service reliability and travel times in peak periods and will help manage traffic congestion along the corridor. These measures will not reduce the number of general traffic lanes.

The project will be delivered using a staged approach, with Stage 1 being prioritised. Design for the Eastern Transitway began mid-2019. 

No parking impacts or access changes are proposed for the Stage 1 works. Potential parking impacts for future stages of the project are yet to be finalised and are dependent on further design.

Community info

Community consultation to nearby Stage 1 residents and businesses began in late 2019 with wider community consultation proposed in the coming months. The draft design for Stage 1 will be made available at this time. Nearby stakeholders will be further notified prior to Stage 1 construction commencing. Design for further stages is currently in progress and the community will be further consulted once the preliminary design is complete.

To register for project updates, contact Metropolitan Region by email, phone or post.

Construction update

Construction of Stage 1 is expected to commence in 2020. TMR will inform the community prior to works commencing. TransLink will notify bus customers of any impact on bus services during construction.

For public transport information, download the MyTransLink app, visit TransLink or call 13 12 30.

Contact details

Email: metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 3066 4338 (during business hours, Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4000
Last updated
08 May 2020