Green light for Caboolture intersection upgrades
Published Monday, 15 April, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey
A major $5.33 million upgrade for two of Caboolture’s busiest intersections is now complete.
The Palaszczuk Government has finished works on upgrading the Beerburrum Road and Industry Drive intersection and Beerburrum Road and Pumicestone Road intersection, which connect Caboolture’s CBD with the D’Aguilar Highway, the popular Queensland State Equestrian Centre, historical village and showgrounds.
Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said following a number serious crashes at the intersections, the Palaszczuk Government had prioritised building new turning lanes, traffic islands and pedestrian crossings to improve safety.
“Before the upgrade, the majority of crashes at these intersections were caused by motorists trying to find gaps in traffic when attempting to turn right,” Mr Ryan said.
“We’ve widened the both intersections, built new dedicated right turn lanes, and modified the timing of the traffic lights so vehicles can safely turn right.
“As popular area for families heading onto the D’Aguilar Highway, QSEC, the Sunday markets and the historical village, it’s critical we deliver safer intersections.”
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project also included relocating the northbound Pumicestone Road railway pedestrian crossing, realigning and improving the road surface and footpaths, and reshaping and relocating traffic islands.
“These upgrades are funded under the Palaszczuk Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which improves road safety and focuses on implementing high-benefit, cost-effective solutions to prevent crashes and incidents on Queensland roads,” Mr Bailey said.
The Beerburrum Road and Industry Drive intersection upgrade has been delivered as part of the $28.8 million Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road Route Safety Project.
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