Work is about to start on a five-month upgrade to one of Redcliffe’s busiest intersections, making it safer for motorists and pedestrians.
The works will be completed during the day and at night at the Anzac Avenue, Victoria Avenue and Recreation Street intersection at Redcliffe.
State Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath says the upgrades will make it much easier for everyone to navigate.
"This is a busy intersection, and to improve visibility we are removing the slip lane and traffic median on Recreation Street," Mrs D’Ath says.
“The traffic signals will change to include a green arrow to control right turns from Anzac Avenue into Victoria Avenue and left turns for vehicles from Recreation Street to Anzac Avenue.
"The upgrades will improve pedestrian safety with a signalised crossing across the western leg of Anzac Avenue.
"We will also build low-speed entry and exit ramps for bike riders at the shared pathway from Recreation Street to Anzac Avenue.
"Due to the high volume of traffic on Anzac Avenue there will be a mix of day and night works to minimise impacts.”
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the State Government is heavily invested in maintaining roads and creating jobs.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s $50.81 million contribution to the state Road Safety Project will go towards 46 projects and support 1,000 jobs,” Mr Bailey says.
“The works are part of a program developed by my department to ensure delivery of the road safety projects by mid-2022, to provide investment certainty and job security in regional communities.
“This builds on the Palaszczuk Government’s delivery of $27.5 billion in road and transport infrastructure, which is creating 24,000 jobs and driving Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
“Of this, $1.7 billion in the current state budget is committed to prioritise safety upgrades, improve driver education, make school zones safer and develop policies to reduce road crashes and trauma.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz says the project is jointly funded by the federal and state governments through the Australian Government's Road Safety Program.
"The Australian Government is committed to investing in safer roads and supporting the local economy," Mr Buchholz says.
"This project is focused on addressing crashes at this intersection and making the road safer for everyone, getting residents home sooner and safer."
Other safety works in the area include the Redcliffe Road Silvyn Street intersection, and the Brighton-Redcliffe Road intersections with Portwood Street and Manley Street, Sydney Street, Macdonnell Road, and Irene Street, totalling $5,168,000.
"We understand roadworks can be frustrating for nearby businesses, residents and motorists and appreciate everyone's patience while we deliver this essential safety upgrade." Mrs D’Ath said.
For up-to-date information on road works and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the app.
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