Search:



Seeing the lights for upgrade

Posted: 8am 19 Sep 2020

Plans are being drawn up to ease growing congestion and frustration at a North Lakes intersection, now rated one of the busiest in the Moreton Bay Region.

Motorists have reported waiting five minutes and more to get out of Cook Crt – home to Bunnings and Costco. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are on Flinders Pde, opposite the entrance to Cook Crt.

Delays are particularly bad at weekends and may get worse, with more development planned for that area, unless a solution is found.

Driving ahead

Moreton Bay Regional Council favours traffic lights and additional turning lanes at Cook Crt-Flinders Pde to ease congestion.

It also has plans to build a roundabout a little further west along Flinders Pde at the junction with Torres Crescent.

Councillor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) says the project is still in the planning phase and would then have to go for budget consideration.

Positive move

“There may be some minor changes that need to be made, but I see the signalisation of the intersection as a huge positive,” Cr Shipway says.

“This intersection is one of the busiest in the region, especially on weekends, given this area is home to Bunnings and Costco.

“As one of the highest growth corridors I think it’s slowly getting worse and with the inclusion of more businesses on Flinders Pde it’s only going to get busier.”

Cr Shipway says she has been contacted by many community members about the intersection and the proposed upgrade had been welcomed.

There’s more news here

Share

Trending

Healthy and Active Moreton program returns

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Healthy and Active Moreton program is kicking off again for those keen to get moving after COVID-19 isolation.…

Showground carpark in limbo

The future of a temporary carpark at the Redcliffe Showgrounds remains unclear, with the show society adamant it should be replaced by grass and Moreton Bay Regional Council keen to see it stay.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   28-9-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Police hub at Kippa-Ring train station’s a first

A new facility at Kippa-Ring train station being used by Railway Squad and community-based police will boost rail safety, giving them access to 12,000 CCTV cameras across the network.…

Traffic & Transport   •   9-9-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Electric vehicles powering cleaner future

Bancroft MP Chris Whiting says there are financial benefits for owners of electric vehicles, but the reduced impact on the environment is the biggest benefit of all……

Local News   •   9-9-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Have your say on Scarborough Boat Harbour

The State Government wants to hear from Redcliffe peninsula locals, visitors and boaties about what they want to see for the future of the Scarborough Boat Harbour. Here’s how to get involved…

Local News   •   8-9-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Roundabout on way out at Petrie

The old Petrie roundabout has been removed and covered in asphalt as work progresses on new traffic signals. We share progress photos and details of when it will be finished.…

Traffic & Transport   •   7-9-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Safety boost for Albany Creek roads

Construction is expected to start in October on a road safety upgrade of Old Northern Rd. Find out what’s in store……

Traffic & Transport   •   2-9-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Central works depot in the pipeline

Moreton Bay Regional Council will build a multi-million-dollar works depot to service the entire region, with the three existing depots to be decommissioned. Find out where it will be……

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close