A notoriously-dangerous intersection at Bethania is to get new lights.
Council has budgeted $100,000 with the federal government pitching in the remaining $900,000 of the million-dollar project to upgrade the interesection of Albert Street, Station Road and the Logan River Road off ramp.
It’s all part of a $147 million citywide spend on roads, a number of projects which are co-funded by state or federal governments.
• $38.5 million over two years: Upgrade of Chambers Flat Road from Kings Way to the Mt Lindesay Highway, Chambers Flat
• $34 million: Citywide pavement rehabilitation, asphalt and spray seal resurfacing
• $18 million: Stormwater drainage upgrades to Woodlands Drive catchment, Rochedale South
• $11 million: Kerbing and stormwater drainage upgrades to Gilmore Road, Berrinba
• $8.5 million: Kerbing and stormwater drainage upgrades to streets in Jimboomba
• $6.2 million: Scott Lane culvert replacement with a new concrete bridge, North Maclean
• $1.5 million over two years: Intersection upgrade and signals at Browns Plains Road, Campden Street and Scrubby Creek Road intersection
Infrastructure Chair Councillor Teresa Lane said the intersection upgrade at Bethania will better connect the community while maintaining a high safety standard.
“Signalising the Albert Street, Station Road and the Logan River Road intersection will help traffic flow and make the journey safer for residents.
“Works that will improve stormwater drainage will also give residents greater peace of mind during the wet season and storms.”
Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said traffic lights would remove uncertainty that motorists and pedestrians face at the Albert Street-Station Road intersection.
“Fixing this intersection was one of my main priorities as a first-term Councillor,” Cr Hall said.
“I know from first-hand experience over a long time that these lights will make this intersection safer and there will be fewer accidents.
“The Mayor and my fellow Councillors understood the importance of getting this done as soon as possible. The result is a big win for Division 6.”
Rural road users are another big winner. Council has increased funding for the Gravel Road and Sealed Shoulders (GRASS) program, which focuses on widening single-lane sealed roads to allow two-way traffic, increasing safety and reducing the frequency of repairs to the sealed edge.