As part of the development, DBC will fund the creation of two new lanes of traffic in the CBD – the first new lanes that will have been added to the city road grid since 2012.
These lanes will be from the southbound Riverside Expressway Margaret St off-ramp and William St, and will help the effective flow of traffic.
Robust modelling shows increased volumes of traffic will enter the CBD in the late afternoon and evening to visit Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. This will be counter-cyclical to the peak-hour outbound flow. However, with increased traffic flows, QWB has been specifically designed to ensure traffic can access the precinct from the edge of the CBD, as opposed to driving through the internal CBD grid and impacting the wider street network.
The entry point to the Integrated Resort Development car park is primarily from the Riverside Expressway and from the north end of William St. The design of the development will support changes to transport and road infrastructure, including new traffic lights and traffic lanes to cater for more traffic.
Destination Brisbane Consortium, has been working with the Department of State Development, Brisbane City Council (BCC) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) on traffic and transport solutions. This includes changes to traffic and transport during the construction phase (approximately 2017 to 2022) and operational phase of the project.
On 1 January 2017, two roads closed to enable the development’s safe construction. These road closures were:
- Queens Wharf Road (adjacent to the Brisbane River) is now closed to traffic.
- A section of William Street (between Elizabeth and Margaret Streets) is now closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic during the construction period only.
Destination Brisbane Consortium is part of a traffic working group that includes the Queensland Government (Department of Transport and Main Roads, Economic Development Queensland, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games), and Brisbane City Council. Together this group discusses and agrees on how to best manage traffic and transport requirements during construction, while striving the minimise the impact on Brisbane residents and commuters. Of course a key focus for this group is safety of transport users.
For more information on transport matters please visit our Traffic and transport page.
Any traffic and travel changes (such as congestion, hazards and road works) undertaken by Destination Brisbane Consortium will be publicly available via www.131940.qld.gov.au or by calling 13 19 40.
City train and access to CityCat/ferry services will not be affected.
There will be no permanent closures to the Riverside Expressway or its on or off ramps during construction. Temporary lane closures will be required for some construction works, but will be conducted in off-peak periods to minimise impacts to commuters.
The Bicentennial Bikeway will remain open throughout the demolition phase. During construction, any temporary bikeway route diversions will be communicated extensively in advance via signage and traffic controllers.