Work starts on Arana Hills black spot

Published 11:00am 24 October 2023

Work starts on Arana Hills black spot
Words by Kylie Knight

Work has started on a well-known traffic black spot in the Hills District to improve safety for all road users and increase vehicle capacity.

Upgrades to improve the Hutton, Caesar and Plucks roads intersection at Arana Hills have begun with funding from the Federal Government Black Spot Program.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the work will help keep the community safe, no matter how they travel.

“Over the last five years, the number of serious crashes in the region has increased and in the past two to three years, the Queensland road toll has also grown,” Mayor Flannery says.

“This Black Spot upgrade project in Arana Hills is just one way we are working towards a safer, more efficient and truly integrated transport network for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike.”

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King says the project received one of the highest Black Spot Program spends in Queensland.

“Funding under the Black Spot Program is delivering much-needed safety upgrades to some of the most dangerous sections of Australian roads, making them safer and keeping commuters and freight moving across the country,” she says.

“We’ve invested $2m in this project at Arana Hills, working with City of Moreton Bay to deliver a safer transport network for all road users.”

The upgrade works at Hutton, Caesar, Plucks roads will include:

• traffic signals

• dedicated pedestrian crossing

• designated on-road cyclist zone

• extending the existing right turn lane on Plucks Rd

Councillor Matt Constance (Div 10) says the upgrade is critical to meeting the future demand for transport in and across the city, making the roads safer for all.

“Almost 25 per cent of Moreton Says survey respondents identified that pedestrian and cyclist safety should be improved as a priority,” Cr Constance says.

“Council is working hard to make our communities more walkable and rideable with a focus on integrated and sustainable transport solutions with less congestion.

“This upgrade is helping us to work toward that important goal.”

See Council’s website for more information and progress updates.

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