Queensland roads to become safer with $92M investment

Published Friday, 10 May, 2024 at 03:00 PM

Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services
The Honourable Bart Mellish

  • $92.3M Targeted Road Safety Program will support a range of new road safety projects across Queensland.
  • Includes road safety improvements on the Bruce Highway, Warrego Highway and Deception Bay Road and many other vital roads across the state.
  • Projects range from intersection upgrades, enhanced traffic signals and turning lanes to cyclist and pedestrian upgrades.

The Miles Government is pushing ahead with a $92.3 million funding package this National Road Safety Week for road projects across the state, demonstrating the Government's focus on keeping Queenslanders safe while supporting local jobs and businesses.

Funding is available through the Camera Detected Offence Program, where money collected from camera fines is reinvested into improving Queensland’s roads.

$72.6 million has been earmarked for the Safer Roads Sooner program and $19.7 million for the Vulnerable Users program, which is designed to address safety concerns for vulnerable road users including cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.

This funding will provide safer roads for families, businesses, and industry.  These works will improve safety and stimulate the economy across Queensland.

This funding will see the roll out of a range of lifesaving road safety treatments across Queensland including:

  • Intersection upgrades
  • Turning lane improvements
  • Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure upgrades
  • Audio tactile line marking (ATLM) and wide centre line treatments (WCLT)
  • Raised reflective pavement markers (RRPMs)
  • Signalisation of left and right turns at intersections
  • Shoulder widening

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish:

“This National Road Safety Week, we’re delivering on our commitment to safer roads across Queensland with a $92 million investment.

"Safer Roads Sooner projects totalling $72.6 million will be rolled out at specific locations where crashes causing death or serious injury have occurred or are a significant risk.

"We'll also undertake $19.6 million in works to protect our most vulnerable road users, including motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists.

“This commitment is for all Queenslanders - road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and the Queensland government is playing its part by investing in road safety upgrades across the state.

“The LNP have criticised our Camera Detected Offence Program, which has proved saves lives.

“When last in power, they slashed funding to the Safer Roads Sooner program and cut a safety program for young drivers.

“The Miles Government will always put the safety of Queenslanders first.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting:

“I have campaigned for these vital upgrades which will deliver safer, more efficient roads throughout my electorate.

“The funding will provide safer roads for families, businesses, and industry in Deception Bay and surrounding communities.

“The Miles Government is committed to safer roads across Queensland.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Mundingburra Les Walker:

“These upgrades mean better accessibility for road users and increased safety for everyone along Lakeside Drive.

“This is another example of the Miles Government keeping Queenslanders safe on our roads.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath:

“These upgrades mean improved safety for drivers and pedestrians along Hornibrook Esplanade.

“Our government is continually funding programs which deliver road safety improvements on roads across Queensland.”


Further information:

Safer Roads Sooner projects include:

  • Bruce Highway upgrades – Bajool (Fitzroy)

$9.3 million for intersection improvements, Audio Tactile Line Marking (ATLM), hazard clearing, raised reflective pavement markers (RRPMs) and wire rope safety barrier in median.

  • Warrego Highway upgrades – Toowoomba – Dalby (Darling Downs)

$8.97 million for ATLM and Wide Centre Line Treatment (WCLT), intersection upgrades, shoulder widening and new signage.

  • Deception Bay Road / Bay Avenue / Moreton Downs Drive intersection – Deception Bay (North Coast)

$8.34 million for the upgrade of pedestrian facilities and provision of suitable shoulder width to accommodate cycle lanes as well as improvements to turning lanes.

  • Brighton - Redcliffe Road (Hornibrook Esplanade) / Oxley Avenue intersection, Woody Point.

$3.98 million for the upgrade of the Hornibrook Esplanade intersection.

  • Lakeside Drive / Oonoonba Road intersection – Idalia (Northern)

$3 million to construct shared pathway, install pedestrian crossings and signalised left turn slip lanes.

  • Capalaba-Cleveland Road (Shore Street West) / Gordon Street intersection, – Ormiston (Metro)

$2.8 million to signalise the intersection and install bicycle lanes.

  • Southport-Nerang Road / Ashmore Road intersection – Ashmore (South Coast)

$2.23 million for an intersection upgrade including improved slip lane angles, installation of a raised pedestrian crossing, turning lane improvements, pedestrian crossing improvements and line marking changes to improve safety of vulnerable users.

  • Gillies Range Road – Little Mulgrave (Far North)

$2.11 million to install WCLT with ATLM and improved signage.


Vulnerable Users projects include:

  • Kingston Road / Moss Street / Rudge Street intersection – Woodridge (South Coast)

$2.83 million for Intersection upgrades and improvements for pedestrian and cyclist safety

  • East Street / Mansfield Place / Olga Street intersection  Ipswich (Metro)

$2.2 million for intersection upgrades, including a raised platform, to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety

  • Maryborough - Hervey Bay Road / Cran Street intersection – Tinana (Wide Bay/Burnett)

$1.43 million for signalisation of the intersection and installation of footpath

  • Mackay Eungella Road / Kennys Road intersection Marian (Mackay/Whitsunday)

$950,000 for intersection upgrades and installation of signalised pedestrian crossing with improved signalisation and flashing school zone sign

  • Harvey Range Road / Black Hawke Boulevard intersection – Kirwan (Northern)

$800,000 for relocation of pedestrian crossing and installation of shared footpath and bike lane.

Further information:

Targeted Road Safety Program




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