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Stafford Road and South Pine Road Intersection Planning Study

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has finalised a preferred concept plan designed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion at the intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road, Everton Park.

Location:

Stafford Road and South Pine Road intersection at Everton Park.

Benefits:

The preferred concept plan aims to improve traffic flow, improve safety, relieve congestion at the intersection and create better connected cycle networks in the local area.

Funding:

At this stage there is no funding beyond the completion of the planning study.

Regions:
Metropolitan Region

Project info

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has completed the preferred concept plan for the Stafford Road and South Pine Road intersection planning study.

Since the department undertook community consultation in late 2011, minor revisions have been made to the preferred option based on community feedback and further engineering work.

Benefits of the preferred concept plan

  • The new link road between Stafford Road and South Pine Road will provide motorists with a direct route, reducing traffic congestion at the Stafford South Pine intersection
  • Access to Harvey Norman from the Everton Park link road will facilitate left-in, right-in, left-out and right-out movements for the commercial precinct 
  • Removing the right turns from South Pine Road into Stafford Road and South Pine Road into Griffith Street during peak hours will allow drivers more traffic light ‘green time,’ which will improve travel time
  • The majority of Stage One of the project (apart from the actual intersection) can be constructed away from operating roads, therefore minimising traffic and local amenity impacts during construction 
  • Cyclists will enjoy new dedicated on and off-road bicycle lanes along the Everton Park link road 
  • Cycle connectivity will improve with on-road bikeways linking to off-road shared pathways and the Kedron Brook cycleway 
  • Pedestrians will benefit from increased accessibility around shopping precincts with wider footpaths and additional crossings at the link road intersection.

What has changed from the previous plan?

The preferred concept plan retains most of the features of the draft plan; however some key improvements include the following:

  • Right-turn bans from South Pine Road into Griffith Street and Stafford Road during peak hour traffic. This will enable better access to local residential and commercial precincts and ensure extra capacity and improved traffic flow on the north-south route along South Pine Road
  • Access for the local community and existing businesses will improve with the inclusion of retail precinct directional signage and an internal link road through the proposed Woolworths development site 
  • Bus stops have been relocated to ensure traffic flow and accessibility 
  • The suggested bus lane on South Pine Road has not been included, as it provided minimal benefits for buses and motorists 
  • Removal of the right-turn movement from Sizer Street onto South Pine Road to improve safety

Some possible modifications to the wider traffic network include: 

  • Extending the Pullen Road right turn 
  • Extension of the right turn bay into properties south of Kedron Brook

The department recognises the significance of Kedron Brook Creek and local flora and fauna. The ‘green space’ - as known locally - at the Everton Park link road is a preserved transport corridor. TMR will investigate improving the green amenity around the link road as part of final design, with landscaping and tree planting in the road verges and adjacent road land.

Contact details

Email: stafford.southpine@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 089 750*
Post: Stafford Road and South Pine Road Intersection Planning Study
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 70
Spring Hill QLD 4001

*Freecall from anywhere in Australia, call charges may apply for calls from mobile phones and payphones.

 

Last updated
24 August 2017