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Coronation Drive to close to create cycling lanes as Drift restaurant remains stuck on bikeway

Coronation Drive to close to create cycling lanes as Drift restaurant remains stuck on bikeway

The former floating restaurant ended up on the bikeway after being hit by debris floating down the Brisbane River.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Antonia O’Flaherty) Part of…

Tuesday, Mar 22

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The former floating restaurant ended up on the bikeway after being hit by debris floating down the Brisbane River.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Antonia O’Flaherty) Part of Coronation Drive will be temporarily closed to vehicles and converted into a bike lane due to the former floating restaurant Drift still blocking the Bicentennial Bikeway. Council says it decided to create a makeshift bikeway after learning it would be another six weeks before the restaurant was removed

The decision comes after the Queensland government last week introduced legislation to allow them to remove the floating restaurant from the bikeway.

Under the traffic changes, one of the westbound lanes of Coronation Drive between Lang Parade and Graham Street will be closed to give cyclists a safe path to travel.

Additionally, the right-hand turn lane from Coronation Drive into Lang Parade will be removed and converted to a through lane to maintain two lanes for vehicles.

Brisbane City Council said the road’s speed limit in that section would be slowed to 40kph and water-filled safety barriers would separate vehicle and cycling traffic.

The council’s public transport chair Ryan Murphy said the makeshift bikeway on Coronation Drive was expected to open on Monday morning.

He said the council had made the decision to close part of the road after the state government advised it would be six weeks before works began to remove the restaurant from the bikeway. Drift was partially pushed onto the Bicentennial Bikeway during the 2022 floods.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Antonia O’Flaherty) "Since Drift Restaurant has sat marooned on […]

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