Upgrade Underway for Kingsford Smith Drive, Closing Three Streets In Hamilton

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Upgrade construction is underway on Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton and three streets will have to close in the process.

Brisbane City Council is spending $650 million for the upgrades which involve road and marine works to reduce traffic congestion, boost safety, and create a new entry statement to the city.


The Kingsford Smith Drive is a major road that links the CBD to the Brisbane Airport, Port of Brisbane, Northshore Hamilton, and the Australia TradeCoast area.

Road Closure Schedule:

As part of the construction, several roads in Hamilton will be closed for a period of time.

18 July

Oxford Street – closed for up to two months

Tower Ad

23 July

Riverview Terrace – closed for up to eight months


Gino's Italian Restaurant

29 July

Day Street – closed for up to five weeks

The upgrades specifically involve:

  • Road widening from four to six lanes between Theodore Street at Eagle Farm and Cooksley Street in Hamilton
  • Improvement works on Cookley Street and Breakfast Creek Road in Albion
  • Improvements on pedestrian and cycle facilities
  • Upgrades on public transport included indented bus stops

The most significant upgrade is making an entry statement to the city and the design includes:

  • tree-lined boulevard
  • new RiverWalk and segregated cycle path with dedicated rest areas
  • new urban plaza and parkland at Bretts Wharf
  • rejuvenated Cameron Rocks Reserve including a new lawn that highlights the heritage-listed war memorial
  • continuous footpaths on both sides of the road
  • On-road cycle lands between Theodore Street and Harbour Road

Councillor David McLachlan is asking the local community for their patience and provides assurance that the project will deliver great outcomes.

You can visit the Visitor Centre at 605 Kingsford Smith Drive for more project information and to see the 3D project models and fly-throughs. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Project Information

The upgrade is scheduled for completion in 2019.