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    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    $8 million intersection upgrade on Waterford-Tamborine Road to boost travel time

    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    $8 million intersection upgrade on Waterford-Tamborine Road to boost travel time

    Traffic congestion will be improved thanks to an $8 million funding boost to install traffic lights at the intersection of Waterford - Tamborine Road and North Street, Logan Village.

    Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey and Member for Logan Linus Power visited the intersection today and said the investment, announced as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s State Budget, was a great result for the region.

    “We know the roundabout at the interstation of Waterford-Tamborine Road, North Street and Quinzeh Creek Road is often congested during peak hour traffic, particularly during school drop off and pick up times,” Mr Bailey said.

    “This congestion is mostly due to the significant growth the region has seen in recent years and installing traffic signals at the interstation will make a big difference to travel times for local motorists.

    “Member for Logan Linus Power has always been a strong advocate for road upgrades in the wider Logan region and this is just another example of this.”

    Member for Logan Linus Power said the funding was a win for local motorists.

    “A lot of families travel from places like Yarrabilba to drop off or pick up their children at Logan Village State School and north to south commuters also use this road,” Mr Power said.

    “This upgrade will allow motorists to spend less time in the car and more time at home with family and friends.

    “Logan has received a huge roads funding boost in the recent State Budget including funding to widen the Mount Lindesay Highway.”

    Other projects include:

    • $20 million to duplicate the Mount Lindesay Highway between Rosia Road and Stoney Camp Road interchange
    • $40 million to upgrade intersections along Waterford–Tamborine Road between Anzac Avenue and Hotz Road, Logan Village to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users. This project is being delivered in partnership with Economic Development Queensland
    • $20 million, funded jointly by the Australian and Queensland governments, to improve safety on the Mount Lindesay Highway at North Maclean by installing a new service road from Chambers Flat Road to Greenbank Road, connecting with St Aldwyn Road and Wearing Road and a new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road

    These projects are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s record $21 billion road and transport infrastructure delivery over the next four years.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to continuing our record investment, building our roads network, boosting productivity, future proofing the state, creating jobs and fostering economic growth,” Mr Bailey said.

    “We’re repairing the damage done by the LNP who slashed roads funding by $600 million and stalled road infrastructure across Queensland.”

    ENDS

    Media contact:            Zoe Russell – 0428 079 640