Beams Road (Carseldine and Fitzgibbon), rail level crossing

The Beams Road rail level crossing project will reduce congestion and address safety concerns. The current rail level crossing on Beams Road will be replaced with an overpass to separate road and rail.

Beams Road is an important local road that connects communities in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It currently experiences significant congestion at the rail level crossing, particularly during peak hours.

An overpass upgrade to the rail level crossing will:

  • improve travel times and reliability for rail and road users
  • reduce congestion
  • improve safety and access.

The Beams Road rail level crossing project will require the existing Carseldine station park 'n' ride (Beams Road) to be upgraded.

In order to accelerate works, the upgrade of the existing Carseldine station park 'n' ride (Beams Road) has commenced. Works will include building the new access from Balcara Avenue, in order to minimise disruption to park ‘n’ ride customers once construction of the overpass commences in 2023.

The existing car park, kiss 'n' ride, bike and bus facilities will also be upgraded.

The department will work closely with the community to keep them informed as the project progresses.

 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • A new overpass bridge.
  • Removal of existing rail level crossing boom gates.
  • Paths for walking and bike riding.
  • Upgrading the existing Carseldine park 'n' ride facilities and new access road (Balcara Avenue).

Funding

The Queensland Government committed $119.33 million towards this project. The Australian Government committed $50 million towards this project in October 2020. Brisbane City Council has committed $40 million towards this project.

Investment ID 2248719

Total investment
$209.33 million
Australian Government
$50 million
Queensland Government
$119.33 million
Local Government
$40 million

Current status

The business case was finalised in late 2021. This was developed with input from Queensland Rail and Brisbane City Council.

The project commenced design and pre-construction activities in March 2022.

Beams Road is a local road controlled by the Brisbane City Council.

Community consultation

In September and October 2020, community consultation was undertaken on the proposed design for the overpass project. Over 150 pieces of feedback were received from individuals, businesses and organisations.

Feedback received supported the proposed overpass design option.

Thank you to everyone who participated in engagement process and provided feedback. Feedback from the community and stakeholders is being used to shape the final design. Read the consultation summary for more information.

Beams Road upgrade (Lacey Road to Handford Road)

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade Beams Road between Lacey Road (at Carseldine and Fitzgibbon) and Handford Road (at Taigum and Zillmere). The upgrade will improve safety for all road users and the efficiency of the road corridor. The upgrade will also improve pedestrian and cycling facilities and connectivity.

Sustainability

We are committed to delivering the Queensland Government's sustainability policies and targets and to continually improving on design and construction methods to achieve net positive impacts.

Throughout design and construction for this upgrade, and in line with the project’s Infrastructure Sustainability Strategy, we will:

  • explore available clean energy options for both design and construction
  • reduce the project’s reliance on potable water by exploring alternatives
  • promote workforce development opportunities
  • reduce waste to landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling or refusing
  • pursue and reward innovation in design and construction
  • consider environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes in significant decisions
  • engage with suppliers and subcontractors to procure materials and use the materials responsibly
  • work with the local community to minimise impacts 
  • advance diversity and inclusiveness
  • respect and value the natural environment and enhance biodiversity.

Beams Road rail level crossing project map - updated July 2022

This is an image showing the proposed concept design for the Beams Road rail level crossing project, updated as at July 2022
Concept design, subject to change.

Carseldine park 'n' ride upgrade map

This is an image showing a concept design for the upgrade of the existing Carseldine park ‘n’ ride facility, Beams Road, Carseldine as at July 2022
Concept design - subject to change. Upgrade to existing park 'n' ride facility is funded by the Queensland Government.

Project map

Beams Road at Carseldine overview map