Sandgate Road

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Sandgate Road

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Sandgate Road at Nundah, 2008
General information
Type Road
Length13.1 km (8.1 mi)
Route number(s) (no shield) Hutcheson Street to Abbotsford Road, Albion
Australian state route 26.svg State Route 26 Albion to Deagon
Major junctions
South endHutcheson Street Albion
 
North endAustralian state route 26.svg Braun Street (State Route 26) Deagon
Location(s)
Major suburbs Clayfield, Nundah, Virginia, Boondall

Sandgate Road is a major road in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It provides part of the road connection between Redcliffe and the Brisbane CBD. It is designated state route 26 throughout most of its length.

Contents

The road is divided for the majority of its route, ranging from 4 to 6 lanes. It also includes a tunneled section (the George Bridges Tunnel named after local pioneer George Bridges [1] ) underneath the town centre of Nundah. It also passes Centro Toombul at Nundah.

According to surveys by the RACQ, Sandgate Road is one of the states 10 most frustrating roads. [2]

At Clayfield, the road crosses the Doomben-Pinkenba railway line via an overpass.

History

Early days

European settlement occurred along what is now Sandgate Road from as early as 1838 [3] (see Nundah history for an example) but the first bridges over Breakfast Creek were often destroyed by floods. The first permanent bridge from Breakfast Creek Road was built in 1858, [4] and the first permanent bridge on Bowen Bridge Road was in 1860. [5]

Prior to the 1870s the road from Albion to Nundah ran to the west of the present route. It followed what is now Bonney Avenue to the area now occupied by the railway line near Eagle Junction railway station, crossing what is now Junction Road and proceeding along what is now Jackson Street to Kedron Brook. This route involved negotiating a track over low land subject to frequent flooding, in addition to crossing Kedron Brook itself, before proceeding along what is now Bage Street. [6] It is possible to walk a close approximation of this route (see map [7] ) It is the shortest walking route for this journey.

For information on changes to the route of Sandgate Road through Nundah in the 1860s [8] refer to Nundah growth.

The following timeline shows events that were pertinent to the development of Sandgate Road.

DateDetails
1838First European settlement at Nundah [3]
1853First European settlement at Sandgate [9]
1858First substantial bridge over Breakfast Creek [4]
1861Bridge over Cabbage Tree Creek [9]
1868Coach service from Sandgate to Brisbane [9]
1860sRouting of Sandgate Road through what is now Nundah Village [8]
Late 1870sNew Sandgate Road from Clayfield to Nundah [6]
(with better crossing of Kedron Brook)

Recent changes

Before the construction of Stage 3 of the Inner City Bypass in 2002 the southern end of Sandgate Road was at the point where Breakfast Creek Road crosses Breakfast Creek. Prior to the construction of the Abbotsford Road Bridge in 1928 [10] this was the only direct access to Sandgate Road from the Brisbane CBD.

Major intersections

The entire road is in the Brisbane local government area.

LocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
Albion 00.0Hutcheson Street - north - AlbionSouthern end of Sandgate Road (no route number)
0.20.12Argyle Street - south - Albion
1.00.62Australian state route 26.svg Abbotsford Road (State Route 26) - south - Bowen Hills Sandgate road continues north as State Route 26
1.30.81Albion Overpass - west - Windsor
Clayfield 2.41.5Oriel Road - east - Ascot
3.11.9Australian state route 20.svg Junction Road (State Route 20) - west - Wooloowin /
Junction Road (no shield) - east - Hendra
Clayfield -
Nundah boundary
4.42.7 Airport Link - west - Lutwyche /
- east - Hendra
Nundah 5.03.1Sandgate Road (former route - no shield) - north - Nundah Village Shopping CentreSandgate Road (State Route 26) continues north-east through the Nundah Bypass Tunnel
5.63.5Sandgate Road (former route - no shield) - south-east - Nundah Village Shopping Centre
5.93.7Rode Road - west - Wavell Heights
6.33.9Northgate Road - north-east - Northgate
6.54.0Hamilton Road - west - Wavell Heights
Virginia 7.8–
8.0
4.8–
5.0
Toombul Road - south-east - Northgate
9.05.6Australian state route 28.svg Robinson Road East (State Route 28) - west - Geebung
Boondall 9.96.2Zillmere Road - west - Zillmere
11.06.8Beams Road - west - Zillmere and Taigum /
Stanworth Road - north-east - Boondall
12.07.5Roghan Road - west - Fitzgibbon /
Carlyle Road - east - Boondall
12.67.8AUS Alphanumeric Route M1.svg Gateway Motorway (M1) - west - Bracken Ridge /
east - Boondall
Northbound exit to Gateway Motorway westbound. No other entries or exits.
Deagon 13.18.1Australian state route 26.svg Braun Street (State Route 26) - north - Sandgate Northern end of Sandgate Road. State Route 26 continues north on Braun Street.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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