Upgrades to start at busy intersection

Published 12:00pm 21 September 2022

Upgrades to start at busy intersection
Words by Nick Crockford

Work is about to start on a $4 million upgrade to the intersection of Bribie Island Rd and Regina Ave in Ningi.

State Member for Pumicestone Ali King said crews would begin safety improvements at the busy intersection this month.

“New traffic signals will be installed to improve safety and accessibility,” Ms King said.

“Signalised pedestrian crossings and new footpaths will also support local businesses by providing safe access for people walking to the shops at Ningi Plaza and bus stops.

"The upgrade also includes installing a clearly marked, bike lane to make it safer for people riding through the intersection.

Upgrades to start at busy intersection

“Over and over, Ningi residents and shoppers told me the Regina Ave intersection was hard to access and dangerous given increasing traffic on Bribie Island Road.”

Ms King said work would be staged to minimise impacts on motorists, residents and businesses with a combination of day and night works.

"Every effort will be made to keep disruptions and noise to a minimum while works are underway, however we do acknowledge residents and businesses will be temporarily inconvenienced," she said.

Traffic controllers, portable traffic control signals, reduced speed limits and signs will be in place to ensure roadworker and motorist safety.

For more on the road works click here

Almost $60 million is being spent on upgrading Bribie Island Rd including:

  • Old Toorbul Point Road intersection upgrade – completed in September 2021.
  • duplication between Old Toorbul Point Road and Saint Road – design is underway.
  • duplication between Hickey Road to just west of King Johns Creek, including signalising the Hickey Road intersection – planning is underway.

Current or recent work includes:

  • $4 million state funding to finalise planning and start design for a new Bribie Island bridge.
  • $4 million, state-funded rehabilitation and resurfacing between Peel Rd and Bestmann Rd (West) roundabout – completed in June 2021.
  • $2.5 million, state-funded resurfacing and rehabilitation from east of Bestmann Rd roundabout, to just before Rose Ave intersection – finished mid-July 2022.

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