Works are underway to improve the safety of the North Maclean section of the Mount Lindesay Highway, just south of Brisbane.
Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, said the jointly funded project would improve traffic conditions at North Maclean, with new signals enhancing safety for more than 20,000 vehicles per day.
“Once the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is complete, the community will be connected with the new service road linking St Aldwyn Road and Wearing Road with a new signalised intersection on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Greenbank Road,’’ Mr Tudge said.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon Mark Bailey, said the works were a key priority.
‘‘These upgrades are the start of a 10-year plan and further cement our commitment to ensuring positive momentum along Mount Lindesay Highway,’’ Mr Bailey said.
Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport and Federal Member for Wright, the Hon Scott Buchholz MP, said the Australian Government was committed to improving road safety in the growing Logan region.
‘‘The new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road will enable motorists to safely access businesses and residences, minimising conflicting traffic movements and therefore increasing safety,” Mr Buchholz said.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, said that community feedback had been invaluable in the planning of the upgrades.
“Following community feedback and recommendations from a safety review undertaken in 2015, I’m pleased to say that there will be a dedicated slip lane just past the St Aldwyn shopping precinct,’’ Mr van Manen said.
The $20 million Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $16 million and the Queensland Government committing the remainder.
The Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is expected to be complete by early 2020, weather permitting.