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Queensland roads upgrades set to improve safety

Queensland road safety

Milestones have been reached on two Queensland road projects in a move to improve safety for travellers in and around the local areas.

$11.3M safety project complete on Mount Glorious Road

The second stage of a $11.3 million safety project on Mount Glorious Road, south-east Queensland, is now complete. The first stage was completed in 2021.

The work, funded by the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program and delivered by Doval, worked to address known and potential crash locations using high-benefit, cost-effective safety treatments.

Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said the route is popular with locals, however, historically, has a high crash history.

“Road safety is our top priority, so we’ve targeted known and potential crash locations along a 27-kilometre stretch with these safety measures,” Boyd said.

“Better signs and clearer sight lines, a smoother surface and improved guardrails will make Mount Glorious Road safer for all road users.”

Safety upgrades on the project include resurfacing, line marking and sign improvements including additional wildlife signs, upgrades to safety barriers and vegetation clearing to improve driver sight lines.


 

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Beachmere road upgrade on the way

A safer and smoother trip along Caboolture-Beachmere Road is expected for locals in Queensland’s south-east.

The $15.275 million safety upgrades project is set to begin in mid 2023 and is expected to reduce the risk of serious crashes at the intersection.

The project, being delivered by transport infrastructure company RoadTek, will include widening sections from Jocelyn Street to west of King Johns Creek, wider shoulders and centre line safety upgrades to separate oncoming vehicles, dedicated right-turn lane for eastbound motorists at the Riversleigh Road intersection, dedicated right-turn lane for eastbound motorists accessing Monty’s Marina and resurfacing between Jocelyn Street and Egan Avenue.

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Member for Pumicestone Ali King said the upgrade is driven by the goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on state roads by 2050.

“The improvements will significantly reduce the risk of head-on crashes by installing wide centre lines which mean oncoming vehicles have greater separation,” King said.

“The right-turn lanes at Riversleigh Road and the Marina will provide safer turning options and help with traffic flow.”

Planning continues for further active transport infrastructure surrounding Beachmere Road.

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