Low Rail Bridge Oxley Rd Corinda/Sherwood Widening
|Principal Petitioner||Nicole Johnston, Fairfield|
|Closing Date||Sat, 24 Nov 2018|
|No. of signatures||335 signatures (View signatures)|
The low rail bridge at Sherwood/Corinda is a major choke point for local residents along Oxley Rd. The State Transport Minister, Mark Bailey, recently wrote to the Lord Mayor offering to widen the bridge, at State Government expense, and the Lord Mayor has failed to confirm his support for the project and the necessary road and pedestrian improvements to support the project. Oxley Rd is the 4th slowest corridor in Brisbane with traffic speeds of just 21km per hour in the AM peak. To date the Lord Mayor has ignored repeated requests to fund the Council roadworks in Council's annual capital works programme and long-term infrastructure plan.
We, the undersigned, call on Brisbane City Council to urgently take up the Queensland State Government’s offer to widen (not raise) the low rail bridge separating Sherwood and Corinda. The low rail bridge is a major choke point causing significant congestion along the Oxley Rd corridor for local residents. We urge the Lord Mayor to work cooperatively with the State Government to deliver the associated road, pedestrian and cycling improvements to Oxley Rd necessary to complete the project as soon as possible.