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    Transport/Main Roads
    The Honourable Stephen Bredhauer

    All systems go for new Houghton Highway lane control system

    Transport/Main Roads
    The Honourable Stephen Bredhauer

    Wednesday, May 01, 2002

    All systems go for new Houghton Highway lane control system

    The Houghton Highways $1.8 million lane control system is now operational.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Steve Bredhauer said construction had been completed following the resolution of technical issues.

    Mr Bredhauer said the system of lights and changeable message signs was linked to Main Roads Woolloongabba traffic management centre.

    Traffic controllers can manage vehicle flow on the bridge and respond rapidly to incidents such as accidents and vehicle breakdowns, reducing congestion and improving safety, he said.

    Mr Bredhauer thanked Redcliffe motorists for their patience while Main Roads installed the system.

    There were unexpected delays during the project and it was important that components met quality requirements.

    Member for Redcliffe Ray Hollis said motorists should be aware of new conditions associated with the new lane control system.

    The system will feature larger and brighter lane control signals as well as changeable message signs which will warn motorists when to merge left, to merge right into the centre lane only and when two lanes of traffic are open, Mr Hollis said.

    Lights in the pavement will displayed when motorists need to merge left and the red cross signal will flash on and off for 10 seconds to warn motorists that the lane they are travelling in is closing for their direction of travel, he said.

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