Beams Road overpass

We are progressing the rail level crossing project to reduce congestion and address safety concerns on Beams Road, Carseldine.

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

An overpass at the rail level crossing on Beams Road, Carseldine will provide:

  • improved and more reliable travel times for rail and road users
  • reduced congestion for all road users
  • improved safety and access.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time
  • Reduces peak hour congestion

Key features

  • A new overpass bridge.
  • Removal of existing rail level crossing boom gates.
  • Includes paths for walking and bike riding.
  • Integrates with the Carseldine station park 'n' ride upgrades.
  • Integrates with the Carseldine Village development.


In June 2020, the Queensland Government committed a further $128 million towards addressing safety congestion at Beams Road, for the rail level crossing removal and Carseldine park 'n' ride upgrades.

Construction of the $233 million level crossing overpass could commence as early as December 2021, with funding contributions from Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government.

Current status

We are currently undertaking the business case for the Beams Road overpass project as part of the planning process.

A business case is a document to identify the estimated costs to complete the upgrade, risks, the detailed design options and expected benefits. After the business case is completed in early 2021, the next stage of the project is detailed design followed by construction.

Community information sessions

You’re invited to drop by and talk to the project team about the project at upcoming information sessions.

Come meet the project team and share your feedback at the following locations:

Wednesday 9 September, 7-9am at the Carseldine station
Saturday 12 September, 8.30-10.30am at the Carseldine Farmers Market
Wednesday 16 September, 7-9am at the Carseldine station
Saturday 19 September, 8.30-10.30am at the Carseldine Farmers Market

You can also provide feedback and have your say about the project by:

We are committed to working closely with the community and will keep you informed as the project progresses.