Information provided by Brisbane City Council and other organisations. Works are listed in reverse chronological order. Significant works are usually mentioned on the blog as well.
- Deagon Deviation bikeway – Gateway Motorway, Deagon
- Mowbray Park Pathway — Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December
- GOMA — Wednesday 14 November
- Riverfire/Brisbane Festival
- Newmarket Caravan Park
- Goodwill Bridge Maintenance
- Toombul rail bridge work, Kedron Brook Bikeway
- Wynnum Esplanade shared path upgrade
- Bulimba Creek Bikeway closure, Mansfield
- More drilling for Bicentennial Stage 4
- Roma & George Street lane closures
- Kangaroo Point Boardwalk reconstruction
- Downfall Creek bikeway re-alignment, Deagon
- Ithaca Creek Bikeway closure
- Kangaroo Point bikeway bridge closure
- Go Between Bridge pathway maintenance
- Partial closure on Bicentennial Bikeway
- Sandgate Road underpass closure
- Motor vehicle access to Riverside Drive bikeway
- Works in George Street bike lane
- Backflow valve installation, Bicentennial Bikeway
- CityReach Boardwalk — Fence Replacement
- Centenary Motorway cycle closure
- Legacy Way — Gilchrist Avenue site access
Deagon Deviation bikeway – Gateway Motorway, Deagon
Construction has started on an upgrade of the existing Gateway Motorway between Sandgate Road and Deagon. The Council is building a new bridge and retaining walls adjacent to the western side of the Gateway Motorway to cross Depot Road at Deagon.
To allow construction of the new road and bridge over the creek, the bikeway from Muller Road to Depot Road will be closed completely from mid-May. Pedestrians and cyclists will need to detour around the whole location to the west by using Roghan Road and Lemke Road or to the east by using Roghan Road and Sandgate Road.
Council has promised signs and maps showing the detour will be in place along the pathways.
The work is expected to be completed in March 2014.
Mowbray Park Pathway — Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December
Approximately 180 metres of asphalt pathway from Park Avenue (western end of the park) will be re-surfaced from Thursday 29 November to Sat 01 December, subject to weather conditions. Traffic controllers will be located at either end of the work.
GOMA — Wednesday 14 November
The boardwalk in front of GOMA and the State Library needs to be closed for up to 3 hours on the morning of 14 November to allow a crane to lift an artwork from a barge on the river to a site at GOMA. We suspect it has something to do with this.
The Goodwill and Kurilpa Bridges will be closed for Riverfire on Saturday 29 September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Newmarket Caravan Park
A section of the bikeway behind the Newmarket Caravan Park (off Ashgrove Avenue) will be replaced on Monday 10 September. Cyclists will be able to ride around the site, but will need to exercise caution. Signage will be placed at the location in the coming days.
Goodwill Bridge Maintenance
The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) has commenced routine maintenance on the Goodwill Bridge. This work has been planned to occur over a six week period and will involve half the bridge’s width being closed for a third of its length, with the project to be completed over six stages. Temporary fencing has been installed around the work site.
Because of the narrowness of the remaining space that has to now be shared by cyclists and pedestrians, signage requiring cyclists to dismount has also been put in place.
The CBD BUG has advised DHPW that the current signage is not obvious to users, and it is understood the signage will be enhanced. The police have reportedly been patrolling the work site and cyclists are urged to obey the signage, or else avoid using the bridge during this period.
Toombul rail bridge work, Kedron Brook Bikeway
BCC advises Queensland Rail is undertaking urgent maintenance on the North Coast Rail Line bridge over Kedron Brook at Toombul.
QR will be working in the Kedron Brook channel and occupying Council land at Bage Street and beside the pathway for up to three months.
The bikeway will remain open and traffic controllers will be used to ensure bikeway safety. Short delays can be expected to allow the movement of equipment to the work site.
For further information, please call Queensland Rail on 13 16 17.
Wynnum Esplanade shared path upgrade
BCC advises the shared pathway along the Wynnum foreshore from Darling Point to the wading pool will be progressively upgraded in sections commencing on Monday 16 July.
Cyclists and pedestrians will need to divert around the work areas onto the grass. BCC recommends that cyclists dismount and walk past the work zone. Alternately, cyclists can use the road and rejoin the pathway after the work area.
The work is expected to take 4 weeks. For further information, please contact Mr Jeff Fry on 3403 8888.
Bulimba Creek Bikeway closure, Mansfield
BCC advises that a section of the Bulimba Creek Bikeway north of Eastwood Drive, Mansfield (between Wecker Road and Pine Mountain Road) will be closed for re-construction from
16 to 20 July.
Cyclists will need to detour via Wecker Road and Scrub Road if riding from the south, and via Pine Mountain Road, Scrub Road and Wecker Road if riding from the north.
Signs will be placed along this detour adjacent to existing bikeway signs to direct riders.
For further information, please call the project supervisor, Mr Jeff Fry on 3403 8888.
Update (18 July): BCC advises the work has been delayed until 23-27 July due to weather.
More drilling for Bicentennial Stage 4
BCC advises it will be undertaking more drilling for Stage 4 of the Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade next week, between 9am and 3pm each day. The work will start on Wednesday,
27 June and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, 3 July at the latest.
Traffic controllers will be present. Allow a little extra time for possible minor delays, and take care.
Update (11 July): BCC advises the work has been delayed until 17-24 July due to weather.
Roma & George Street lane closures
BCC advises that the bi-directional bike lane on George Street will be closed at various times to facilitate the re-construction of footpaths around the new Magistrates Court Complex. Work includes construction of the new kerb line, and pouring and smoothing of the new footpath with grinders.
The bike lane should be closed only in off-peak hours and only when necessary. The work is expected to continue until the end of June.
The construction of the footpaths is being managed in 7 stages and the detours of pedestrians and cyclists will change when the different sections are being constructed.
BCC advises that cyclists should exercise caution around the work zones and cross to the western side of George Street or use the Roma Street bicycle lanes to reach Turbot Street, Adelaide Street and King George Square to cycle to city destinations. From Tank Street, cyclists can ride up the western side of George Street to Turbot Street when the bicycle lane is closed.
Kangaroo Point Boardwalk reconstruction
BCC advises that the uneven section of the boardwalk and bikeway adjacent to the Thornton Street ferry terminal is to be re-constructed to a level pathway. It will be done in two sections, the first requiring the shared pathway to be closed and all pedestrians and cyclists diverted to the boardwalk section.
BCC requests cyclists to exercise caution on this narrow boardwalk section, and to give way to pedestrians.
During work hours, traffic controllers will be located at each end of the detour to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the detour to be taken. The work is scheduled to commence in the week of 11 June and could take up to two weeks to complete.
For further information, please call Vincent Xu on 3403 8888
Downfall Creek bikeway re-alignment, Deagon
BCC advises that construction has started to undertake an upgrade of the existing Gateway Motorway between Sandgate Road and Deagon. A new bridge and retaining walls will be constructed adjacent to the western side of the Gateway Motorway to cross Depot Road at Deagon. The work will involve re-aligning the shared pathway in this location.
A 3 metre, temporary path will be constructed adjacent to the Energex Sub-Station, through the former service station and come out at the lights at Depot Road. It will be protected by fencing.
The work is expected to take 4-6 months.
For further information, please call Seymour Whyte Constructions on 3340 4800.
Ithaca Creek Bikeway closure
BCC advises that the Ithaca Creek Bikeway will be closed at Jubilee Terrace, Ashgrove
for up to three weeks from Wednesday, 30 May , to allow Energex to install a high voltage cable through the bikeway’s alignment under the Jubilee Terrace bridge.
A detour via the bridge to Lugg Street, along Arthur Terrace to the traffic signals at Jubilee Terrace will be in place during any closures. Cyclists may then ride down Leslie Street or Fletcher Parade to rejoin the bikeway.
Alternately, cyclists may choose to ride along The Esplanade and across the footpath on the bridge to the traffic signals as well. However, BCC recommends that cyclists use the detour to cross at the traffic signals when riding from the west direction.
For further information, please call the contractor for Energex on 0423 823 425.
Update (9 July): the closure has been extended until mid August.
Kangaroo Point bikeway bridge closure
BCC advises that the bridge section of the Kangaroo Point bikeway (between the cliffs and the river) needs to be closed for some surface treatment.
Cyclists will be able to use the top road/pathway (at the base of the cliffs) and pedestrians follow the path along the river. These diversions were used when the bridge decking was replaced recently.
The work is scheduled from 4 June and may last for one week.
Signs about the closure will be erected one week before the closure and detour signs will be in place during the closure.
Go Between Bridge pathway maintenance
BCC advises that work to rectify final defects on the Go Between Bridge pathways and the areas on the Bicentennial Bikeway associated with the bridge will be undertaken between 28 May and 15 June.
Partial closures of pathways (with traffic control and/or witches hats) will be in place between 9am to 3pm, similar to the earlier works in March.
BCC expects that there will be minimal disruption to the bridge and path.
Partial closure on Bicentennial Bikeway
BCC advises there will be a partial closure of the Bicentennial Bikeway around the Drift Restaurant on Wednesday, 23 May, to allow graffiti removal work to take place. A cherry picker will be moved to the site prior to 6 am, and work will be undertaken from 9 am to 2 pm. There is expected to be minimal disruption during peak times. Traffic controllers will be in place. Slow down and take care.
Sandgate Road underpass closure
BCC advises that BrisConnnections will be closing the Kedron Brook Bikeway underpass of Sandgate Road at Toombul from 6:30 am next Tuesday, 15 May to 5:00 pm the following Friday, 25 May, to construct a stormwater line.
The detour will be up to Sandgate Road, and across at the traffic lights. Signage will be in place, and traffic controllers will be on site.
For further information, contact Airport Link on 1800 721 783.
Update (22 May): the closure has been extended a week, until 1 June.
Motor vehicle access to Riverside Drive bikeway
BCC advises that the building on the bikeway side of the corner of Victoria Street and Riverside Drive, West End, is undergoing refurbishment starting on Tuesday, 8 May. This will require occasional motor vehicle access to the river side of the building, adjacent to the bikeway.
A traffic controller will be present when necessary, to allow work vehicles to use the bikeway to move between Victoria Street and the rear of the building. Disruption to the bikeway is expected to be minimal.
Works in George Street bike lane
BCC advises that there will be some closures of the separated bike lane on George Street this month, to allow construction of footpaths around the new Supreme Court building.
Work will be done in stages to miniminse disruption to pedestrians and cyclists. Signage will be erected around all the sections to direct pedestrians and cyclists and traffic controllers will be on site to assist and direct people around or through the site.
The bike lanes on George Street may be temporarily closed in non-peak hours (9am to 3pm) to allow trucks and equipment to remove and replace the kerb. Cyclists and pedestrians will be diverted through the new footpath inside the building area or they can cross at the Herschel Street signals. It may be possible to open part of the bike lane at times, but it depends on truck and equipment movement.
In peak hours (5am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm), the bike lane will be open, but cyclists should exercise caution. Night and weekend work and closure of the bike lanes will be subject to usual noise restrictions, but will significantly reduce the time that they need to occupy the bike lane during the day.
Backflow valve installation, Bicentennial Bikeway
Over the coming months BCC will be installing backflow valves on several drains along the Bicentennial Bikeway to prevent potential flooding of the storm water network.
The work will be done over approximately twenty low tides between 13 April and 29 June, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.
Some motor vehicles will require access to the bikeway while work is in progress. The path will be slightly narrowed in sections, and there will be occasional minor delays. Traffic controllers, signage and witches hats will be in place to advise users of the closure and work area. Path users are advised to exercise additional caution in the vicinity of the works.
For further information, please call Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.
CityReach Boardwalk — Fence Replacement
BCC advises that replacement of the final sections of the fencing along the City Reach Boardwalk will commence on Monday 23 January 2012. The work will be done in stages along the boardwalk commencing at the Eagle Street Pier ramp then continue through each stage from Admiralty Towers to Customs House then finally completing Eagle Street Pier. The work is expected to take several months.
Safety fencing will need to be installed at each work section as the old fencing needs to be removed and new fencing installed. This may involve welding.
Disruption to cyclists and pedestrians will be kept to a minimum, however, users are advised to expect some minor inconvenience and possible delays.
For further information, please contact the Project Manager, Aashish Lal, on 3403 8888.
Centenary Motorway cycle closure
The 10 km section of the Centenary Motorway between Garden Road, Richlands and Springfield Parkway will be closed to cyclists during construction of the next stage of construction of the Darra to Springfield railway line.
Detour signs will be in place. The bikeway on the western side of the motorway from Progress Road to Roxwell Street will not be affected.
For further information, please contact Trackstar Alliance on 3291 7900.
Construction of the eastern portal site for the Legacy Way Tunnel will commence on Monday 16 May. Vehicles will access the site from Gilchrist Avenue along the shared pathway which is also signed for access to maintenance vehicles. Council and Golf Club vehicles use this section of the pathway regularly.
To allow access for vehicles to the construction site, Traffic Controllers will be in place to hold and release pedestrians and cyclists during the day from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday. This work is expected to take approximately 2 months.
Additionally, Legacy Way need to inspect the INB above the bikeway in the week of 16 May (possibly for only 2 days). They will have a raised platform positioned on the bikeway with Traffic Controllers in place to manage pedestrian & cyclist movement.
For further information, please call Legacy Way on 1800 778 772.