Green light given for busy Strathpine roundabout removal
A complete overhaul will begin in coming weeks at the Dixon Street Intersection on Gympie Road, Strathpine replacing a busy roundabout and two signalised pedestrian lights with a single signalised intersection.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said the Palaszczuk Government will invest to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians at the Gympie Road intersection with Dixon and Hall streets.
“This is an extremely busy roundabout, bordering a major shopping centre and local shops and offices,” Ms Boyd said.
“Safety of motorists and pedestrians is the main priority and the signalised intersection will improve access for motorists to navigate and pedestrians to cross.
“With a high number of crashes recorded at this roundabout, and with Strathpine’s growing population, this upgrade will not only improve safety but will cater for future traffic.”
Ms Boyd said the government had listened to the concerns of residents and the design will incorporate features suggested during community consultation.
“These features include an additional approach lane on Hall Street to cater for right-turn and through-traffic movements,” she said.
“Signalised pedestrian movements will also be included on all four legs of the intersection and a U-turn facility on Gympie Road.
“During construction, motorists will experience several changed traffic conditions, temporary traffic arrangements will be in place to ensure the signal installation is as seamless as possible for motorists.”
The finalised works will result in less traffic lights, better traffic flow and safer crossing for pedestrians.
Early work is due to start in February 2019. END