People in Bald Hills will be consulted on plans to reduce congestion at the Strathpine Road and Gympie Arterial Road interchange.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said a contract had now been awarded to complete a detailed design for the interchange aimed at improving traffic flow and safety.
“The Palaszczuk Government has awarded a contract worth $1.36 million to HDR Incorporated to design this upgrade,” Ms Boyd said.
“Survey works are already under way and Transport and Main Roads will work closely with those who will be affected.
“Over the coming months, the department will be talking to residents and businesses that are near the interchange and the community will have opportunities to provide feedback about the design.
“Early in the New Year there will be a targeted doorknock as part of that process,” she said.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the design to modify the busy intersection was scheduled for delivery by late 2019.
“The project’s design will reduce congestion and improve safety for traffic moving between Gympie Arterial Road, Strathpine Road and Hoyland Street,” Mr Bailey said.
“This interchange averages two serious crashes a year and we urgently need a new approach to traffic management for the roughly 4000 vehicles that use the interchange during peak hour.”
Construction of the interchange upgrade is dependent on funding allocation and competing state-wide priorities.
For more information, contact the project team on [email protected] or 3066 4338.