Lytton Road to come to a crawl: RACQ

Lytton Road speed limits would be reduced to make the thoroughfare safe for road workers and motorists during the upgrade.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said drivers should expect further delays through the already chocked road.

“This is the only road in and out of inner-eastern Brisbane suburbs and even on a good day this road is brought to a standstill in peak hour,” Ms Ritchie said.

“While we don’t expect huge delays during peak hour, as traffic barely gets to 40km/h, it’s outside of those hours that motorists will feel the impact of the reduced speeds.”

Access to Stafford Street, Northcote Street and Walter Avenue will also be permanent left-in/left-out only from Lytton Road.

Also, as part of the project, the intersection of Eskgrove Street and Lytton Road will be permanently closed, with alternative access provided via Scanlan Street or Laidlaw Parade.

Ms Ritchie said this would be short-term pain for long-term gain.

“We need this upgrade and we need it done quickly, but as drivers we have to understand that will mean some inconvenience and delays,” she said.

“As there’s no viable alternative route there’s definitely going to be longer commutes for drivers.

“Our advice would be to add extra time into your journey or seek to avoid travelling at peak congestion times.”

Visit Brisbane City Council’s website for more information on the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade project.