Planning is underway to upgrade Warrego Highway intersections at Mount Crosby Road and Haigslea-Amberley Road in Queensland, as part of the $5 million Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road Interchange planning project.
Planning is being undertaken that will identify preferred options to address safety issues at the Warrego Highway and Haigslea-Amberley Road intersection.
As part of this planning process, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads undertook community consultation in mid-2021.
Community feedback aimed to enable the Queensland TMR to better understand the transport priorities of the area and current concerns with the intersection, including safety and congestion issues experienced by all road users.
Upon completion the project will aim to improve safety, increase capacity, increase traffic flow, reduce peak hour congestion and reduce travel time.
The next stage of planning is to undertake a Preliminary Evaluation, to broaden the scope of the study to identify options to address the safety issues. This is expected to be completed by early 2022.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said planning was progressing on additional safety improvements.
“We have extended the scope of the Mount Crosby Road project to investigate variable speed limit signs and supporting infrastructure,” Bailey said.
“Variable speed limit signs are an effective way to provide motorists with advanced warning to reduce speed when there is queuing traffic from the Mount Crosby Road interchange off-ramps.
Senator for Queensland Paul Scarr said the Mount Crosby Road interchange business case was a priority for the Australian Government.
“This upgrade is vital, due to the safety and congestion concerns at the interchange,” Senator Scarr said.
Further community consultation will be sought throughout 2022. The Queensland Government has committed $799,000 to a planning project for the Warrego Highway and Haigslea-Amberley Road intersection.
Mount Crosby Road Interchange planning project is funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis.