New, improved intersections for Old Northern Road
The Palaszczuk Government will start survey works this month as design work continues on the $2.8 million Old Northern Road intersections upgrade along Albany Creek.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said geotechnical investigations would help inform possible upgrades along the busy stretch, building on the $57 million Eatons Crossing Road upgrade and funding locked in for the $125 million Linkfield Road interchange upgrade.
“Thousands of families in community use this road to get to school, work and vital local services,” Ms Boyd said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering a record $3.46 billion for better roads and transport in our community, which will also create jobs as part of Queensland’ economic recovery plan.
“A review of crash data shows however a high number of incidents at the Albany Forest Drive intersection, generally when motorists turn right from Old Northern Road.
“As part of the project new traffic signals will be installed at Janice Street to address the crash history at this intersection and allow for safe U-turns.
“It’s proposed that project will also modify the existing traffic signals to control all right turns at Albany Forest Drive making it safer for all road users.
“To cater for the southbound queue, the right-turn lane on Old Northern Road will be extended past the Folkstone Street intersection which will become left-in and left-out only.
“Upcoming geotechnical investigations will help determine road thickness and conditions of the existing materials, to better inform our detailed design."
Design is expected to be complete in early 2021.