Traffic and Transport
Is it true that additional roads will be built in the CBD when Queen’s Wharf Brisbane opens?
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.
Has any traffic modelling been done, and if so what does it show?
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.
Will roads close in the precinct and if so, which ones will they be?
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.
What are the impacts to cyclists using the Bicentennial Bikeway?
Destination Brisbane Consortium has already upgraded the first 500m section of the Bicentennial Bikeway between the Goodwill Bridge and Waterline Park (behind 1 William St).
The next section of bikeway, continuing on towards North Quay is currently under construction.
During this time some there may be some changes as the bikeway is reduced in width to allow upgrade of each side. There may also be some minor detours adjacent to the bikeway, while upgrade and surrounding public realm works are undertaken.
At all times access will be provided for bikeway users. Destination Brisbane Consortium looks forward to opening this newly upgraded section of bikeway in late-2022.