Address queuing issues on Belmont Road

Principal Petitioner Cr Ryan Murphy, Cannon Hill
Date Closed Sun, 21 May 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 375 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor the long queue times during peak hour on Belmont Road. Council engineers have undertaken a preliminary investigation of the issues at this intersection to determine possible improvements. As the traffic signals currently operate at capacity, there is no opportunity to simply adjust green signal times to address the issues raised. This will require a 'hard infrastructure' solution.

Your petitioners therefore request Council fund a project to deliver intersection improvements including:

- implementation of a new 'fast diamond' intersection configuration

- realignment of lane markings on Belmont Road

- relocation of the bus stop on Belmont Road

- possible right turn bans into and out of Palgrave Street

- phase changes across all intersection movements.

I have been provided with a preliminary cost estimate of $350,000 to implement this upgrade. I have included this project in my 2017-18 Council budget submission and am seeking your support to see this important upgrade delivered.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council prioritise funding for improvements to the traffic signals at the intersection of Manly, Wynnum and Belmont Roads, Tingalpa. 

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 8 August 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below. 

In April 2017, prior to this petition, Council undertook a study into the Manly, Wynnum and Belmont Roads intersection operation. It was identified that a reconfiguration of the right turn phases from Wynnum Road into Manly Road and Belmont Road into Manly Road would improve local congestion.

Therefore, to improve congestion, the right turning phases from Wynnum Road inbound were combined with Belmont Road into Manly Road in April 2017 and now run together. These changes have resulted in a significant improvement to the delays on Belmont Road with a slight worsening to delays for Wynnum Road. 

In addition, Council has allocated $381,000 in its 2017-18 Arterial Road Program to finalise the design and implementation of improvements at the intersection of Manly, Wynnum and Belmont Roads. 

A concept design has been developed and Council will shortly commence discussions with the local ward councillor, Councillor Ryan Murphy, on the details of the proposal. Further phase changes to the traffic signals will be explored as part of this intersection upgrade. 

The investigation has also concluded that the intersection of Manly, Wynnum and Belmont Roads is not suitable for a new ‘fast diamond’ interchange. This type of configuration is more commonly used at the intersection of higher order roads such as motorways. An intersection with this configuration has a primary road which crosses the secondary road in the form of an over or underpass.