Strathpine-Samford Road is set to receive a $57 million safety improvement makeover at various locations from Samford Village to Eatons Hill.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said Strathpine-Samford Road (locally known as Eatons Crossing Road and a section of Mount Samson Road) was a busy arterial road connecting South Pine to Samford.
"Between 7000 and 14,000 vehicles use various sections of this road every day," Ms Boyd said.
"These improvements will see significant benefits for the local community and motorists travelling this road to work, schools and shops."
Ms Boyd said the State Government was committed to road safety and had listened to the community's requests to improve safety and driving.
"This $57 million injection of funding includes an intersection upgrade at Eatons Crossing Road and Lilley Road to provide new traffic signals," she said.
"This T-intersection is located on a curving alignment and currently operates under give-way conditions.
"The upgrade for this intersection will boost safety, reducing the risk of injury for all road users."
Ms Boyd said in addition to the Lilley Road intersection upgrade, multiple intersection treatments across Strathpine-Samford Road would also be included in the proposed design for this works program.
“Other proposed safety improvements will include road widening for wide centre line treatment and enforcement bays, and safety barrier installation with motorcycle safety rail at designated locations," she said.
“The upgrades will also include koala warning signs to protect our precious native fauna.
“These upgrades and improvements follow a route safety study that was finalised in late 2019.
"The next step will be detailed design for this entire program of works."
The project is now in design development phase, with the detailed design contract anticipated to be awarded in late 2020.
Construction is anticipated to start in the 2022-23 financial year, weather and construction scheduling permitting.
Key stakeholders will be engaged during the design phase.
Ms Boyd said by keeping the work flowing, on this project and others like it, the government was investing in the community during this difficult period.
“This project is set to create an average of 46 direct jobs would be supported over the life of the project,” he said.
This project is funded under the State Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program (TRSP), which aims to improve road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments at known and potential crash locations.