Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade - Stage 4
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Dec 2019

The fourth and final stage of the Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade – between the Sunshine Motorway and Siena College – will be constructed from September 2018 to December 2019. View a map [4458KB] of this upgrade.

Project scope

This project will:

  • improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
  • help to improve traffic flow (particularly in peak periods)
  • cater for future expected traffic capacity
  • create an attractive entry statement into Sippy Downs.

The upgrade includes:

  • duplicating traffic lanes in both directions along Sippy Downs Drive to enable four lanes of traffic (two each way)
  • changing the existing roundabout at University Way/Sippy Downs Drive to become a four-way signalised intersection
  • creating a new four-way signalised intersection at Sippy Downs Drive Service Road/Sippy Downs Drive/‘W-street’
  • upgrading the Sippy Downs Service Road to work with the new signalised intersection
  • new street lighting
  • an opportunity for public art as part of the entry statement
  • approximately 200 new trees and plants, planted over two years.

Project update

Construction to widen the road started in September 2018 and is expected for completion in December 2019.

Some temporary traffic changes will occur during construction. Traffic management will be in place to inform motorists.

 Notification - New traffic conditions - 10 December 2019  10 December 2019
Notification - Asphalt Works - December 2019[300KB] 2 December 2019
Notification - New traffic conditions - 12 November 2019[547KB] 12 November 2019
Notification - Asphalt Works - 31 October 2019[797KB] 31 October 2019
 Notification - Service Road changes [783KB]
 13 September 2019
Notification - Sippy Downs Drive and Service road changes to traffic conditions[771KB] 9 September 2019
 Notification - Temporary changes to traffic conditions - 25 August 2019 - end of October 2019[482KB]  25 August 2019

Notification Temporary Changes to traffic including night works 28 June 2019[455KB]

 28 June 2019
 Notification - Temporary changes to traffic conditions - Service road and night works 24 June 2019[298KB]
 21 June 2019
 Notification - Temporary change to traffic conditions 17 June 2019[453KB]  17 June 2019
 Notification - June project news 11 June 2019[409KB]
 11 June 2019
 Notification - Asphalt works driveway 31 May 2019[301KB]  31 May 2019
 Notification - Stormwater works 22 May 2019[650KB] 22 May 2019
 Notification - Stormwater Works 5 May 2019[511KB] 5 May 2019
 Notification - Night Works 2 May 2019[1108KB] 2 May 2019
 Notification - Easter Break[329KB] 17 April 2019 
 Works and temporary changes to traffic conditions -  6 April[535KB]
6 April 2019 

 Notification University Way and Sippy Downs Drive Intersection Night Works[544KB] Notification -Stormwater [535KB]

6 April 2019
 Notification - Night Works 17 March 2019[298KB] 17 March 2019
 Notification - Water Main Works 7 and 23 March 2019[573KB] 7 March 2019     
 Notification - Construction break over Christmas and New Year period[1145KB]
10 December 2018
 Notification - Temporary changes to traffic conditions Saturday 24 November[480KB]
21 November 2018
 Notification - Night works from Sunday 23 - Friday 28 September[497KB]
19 September 2018
 Notification - New road lanes construction[2149KB]
14 September 2018 
 Project News[1509KB] August 2018 

Where to from here

Construction works will be staged to help keep two-way traffic flow throughout the construction period and minimise inconvenience to residents and visitors.

Construction will take place from Monday to Saturday, during the day and night. This will help council complete the project as quickly as possible. Works will continue throughout school holiday periods but exclude public holidays.

Trees and landscaping

To accommodate the road upgrade some trees must be removed including the large fig tree previously located on the University Way/Sippy Downs Drive roundabout. 

Council investigated transplanting the fig tree, however due to its size, the high costs involved and the low chance that it would survive, it was not possible. This area will become a new four-way signalised intersection improving safety and traffic flow.

Although the fig tree could not be transplanted, council recognised the tree’s significance to the Sippy Downs community. Council has propagated saplings from the existing tree which are being grown in council’s nursery. They will be planted around the area so the tree will live on within the community. 


The design has been considered as part of the Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan.


For more information, please contact council's Project Officer.