Planning on QLD’s Mount Cotton Road upgrades to start next year

Planning will get underway in the new year for an upgrade of Mount Cotton Road between Sheldon and Mount Cotton in Queensland, with $1.5 million already being committed for the project phase.

The planning study will involve reviewing existing accesses, key intersections and increasing capacity along the corridor to improve traffic flow, efficiency and safety.

This follows consultations with the community on upgrades between Duncan Road and the Double Jump Road intersections, which led to the project being extended from Duncan Road to Ney Road. Planning will also include Duncan Road to the Taylor Road intersection.

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the project would form part of the state’s $27.5 billion road and transport plan.

“Mount Cotton Road is a key connector for this community, so we need to make sure the project delivers the best outcome for everyone who uses the road,” he said.

“We know more people are choosing to live and build in Mount Cotton, which is why we are getting this planning underway now.”

Locals will have a chance to provide their input into the project from mid next year following technical design studies. Planning is expected to be completed in 2023.

Further stages, including developing the remainder of the corridor, are subject to funding availability and competing state-wide priorities.



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