Finish in sight for major road plans

Published 6:00am 2 July 2023

Finish in sight for major road plans
Words by Nick Crockford

Planning and design work for the widening of Deception Bay Road is expected to be completed in the next six months.

State Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said $1.5 million had been allocated “for this stage of the project” which will see 3.3kms of road go from two to four lanes

“We expect planning and design to be finished later this year,” Mr Whiting said.

“Once that is finished, we will put the final business case to the government to fund the construction.

“This stretch of Deception Bay Road is used by around 21,000 motorists a day and is needed to ease local congestion.

Finish in sight for major road plans

“The upgrades will also give local motorists and property owner better protection during extreme weather events.

"New water retention basins, including four basins at the new Priests Road intersection, will be able to hold millions of litres of stormwater.”

The preferred layout, released earlier this year, includes a fauna overpass across Deception Bay Rd, with fencing to stop animals getting on the road.

Upgraded, signalised intersections to improve traffic flow, safety and reduce congestion as well as new service roads on the western end to improve safety.

Also off-road active transport paths; a new signalised pedestrian crossing between Park/Lipscombe roads and Tallagon Court and eight bus stops.

Two public consultation periods for the project have already been held.

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