Traffic changes on Roma Street

From Monday 18 May 2020, the busway at Roma Street will be temporarily closed and bus services diverted onto Roma Street for approximately 15 weeks. To enable the busway diversion, temporary changes will be made to Roma Street.

The changes will be implemented progressively from late April to mid-May 2020 and will include:

  • Changing one lane of Roma Street westbound between Parkland Boulevard and Skew Street to a dedicated bus lane. The bus lane will be effective 24 hours a day, 7 days per week during the diversion. Two lanes will be available for general traffic
  • Installing pedestrian fencing in the median of Roma Street between Makerston and Garrick streets
  • Installing temporary bus stops and associated street furniture and signage on the northern and southern footpaths of Roma Street.


Roma Street busway closure

The busway at Roma Street will be temporarily closed from Monday 18 May for approximately 15 weeks. During this period, bus services will be diverted onto Roma Street with temporary bus stops established to cater for services which normally stop at the busway station.

The closure is required to allow the safe demolition of the Brisbane Transit Centre coach deck, which overhangs the busway. A temporary section of busway platform will also be built to the east of Platform 1 during the closure to enable continued busway operation throughout the project works.

The Roma Street precinct is expected to be a lot busier during the closure and you may experience delays. We encourage you to plan your journey ahead of time.


Work involved

Due to traffic restrictions and for the safety of the community and our workers, most of the work to implement these changes will occur at night between 6:30pm and 6:30am Monday to Saturday.

Activities involved include:

  • Locating existing underground utility services
  • Removing existing and installing new line marking
  • Modifying traffic signals
  • Installing fencing, signs and other street furniture.


What to expect

  • An increase in construction workers and vehicles in the area
  • Use of construction machinery and equipment including vacuum excavators, road saws, excavators, loaders, truck, elevated work platforms, lighting towers, light vehicles and traffic control
  • A potential increase in noise, dust and vibration. These impacts will be reduced as much as possible
  • Temporary changed traffic conditions during the night work. Traffic control will be in place to maintain the safety of road users, the community and workers.

Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

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