Intersection in West End ready to be upgraded

By Juliano Oliveira

The intersection upgrade project at Montague Road and Victoria Street, in West End, is ready to start this month.

Brisbane City Council will install traffic lights with signal-controlled pedestrian crossings over the two ways. The administration will deliver the construction in early 2021.

As part of the upgrade, a new indented bus bay for the inbound CityGlider bus services will be installed, and Montague Road will be widened to receive a right-turn lane.

According to the Brisbane City Council, the intersection carries approximately 16,000 vehicles, 270 cyclists and 1850 pedestrians each day. The high volume of traffic and turning movements through the intersection make it challenging to find a gap for pedestrians to cross Montague Road.

“The intersection has recorded a total of five crashes between July 2014 and June 2019, which resulted in one hospitalisation and four requiring medical treatment,” says the administration.

The speed limit on Montague Road has been permanently reduced from 60 to 50km/h, between Vulture Street and Drake Street.