Work on the “Hale Street East” section of the Bicentennial Bikeway (east of the Go Between Bridge) is now complete, and the bikeway is expected to reopen later this morning, a little ahead of schedule.
Since work started in June, people travelling to the city from the western suburbs by bicycle or foot have had to detour across the Go Between Bridge to South Brisbane and then back again on one of the other bridges. Some have reported developing a certain fondness for the alternate route, but most path users will find the reopening of the simple, flat, and now freshly upgraded and separated route straight into the city a very welcome early Christmas present.
Next on the Bicentennial upgrade list is the section between Lang Parade and Park Road, Milton, which will connect the first two sections and provide a continuous separated bikeway from Land Street, Toowong all the way into Ann Street in the CBD. This should not require a complete closure of the path, but is likely to involve traffic controllers and nighttime closures similar to the earlier sections.