Design is underway for upgrades at the South Pine Road (also known as Albany Creek Road) intersection with Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said $595,000 had been allocated for safety improvements at the intersection under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) initiative.
“Safer Roads Sooner is one of our strongest road safety improvement programs and focuses on high-benefit, cost-effective treatments at known and potential crash locations,” Mr Bailey said.
“Albany Creek Road is a popular route for commuters between the north-western suburbs and Brisbane’s CBD.
“The history here shows a trend of crashes involving vehicles turning right into Wruck Crescent or Ferguson Street.
“That’s why we have allocated funding to modify the traffic signals to fully control right-turn movements from Albany Creek Road into Ferguson Street and Wruck Crescent.
“We will also extend both right-turn lanes on Albany Creek Road to better accommodate motorists waiting at the signals.
“These works will minimise the potential for crashes, greatly improving safety at the intersection.”
TMR will engage with key stakeholders in the area as design progresses.
Works are expected to start in mid-2019.