Major road upgrades to start in Morayfield

Published 12:00pm 22 September 2022

Major road upgrades to start in Morayfield
Words by Nick Crockford

Crews will soon start work to upgrade 2.3kms of Morayfield Rd in Burpengary, making the road safer and more efficient.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said a range of improvements would be made between Aquatic Centre Dve and Graham Rd.

“These upgrades are the last package delivered as part of the broader Morayfield Rd and Beerburrum Rd Route Safety Project, funded through our camera detected offence program,” the Minister said.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said key feature would be installing lights on the intersection of Gleeson and Morayfield roads.

“It’s no secret Morayfield Rd can get busy during peak times,” Mr Ryan said.

"Drivers are often forced to judge safe gaps in heavy traffic to turn into and out of Gleeson Rd, which is extremely risky.

Major road upgrades to start in Morayfield

Safe as possible

“Installing traffic lights will mean motorists can make controlled turns, making the road much safer, while a new crossing at the intersection will also improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.”

Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said other upgrades included installing a wide centre line, on-road bike lanes, as well as resurfacing between Paradise Rd and Graham Rd.

“Morayfield Road is an important road for northsiders, connecting them to Caboolture and the Bruce Highway, so it’s crucial we make it as safe and easy to use as possible,” he said.

The works will be delivered by as part of the broader Morayfield Rd and Beerburrum Rd Route Safety Project.

The $36.6 million project is funded under the Queensland Government's Targeted Road Safety Program.

Work is set to begin this month and expected to take 12 months. For further information click here

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