Construction starts to further improve safety for Caboolture motorists

01 March 2021

Construction is about to start on further improving safety on a busy Caboolture road corridor.

The improvements will be made from next month (March) at the Morayfield Road and Esme Avenue intersection, and along Beerburrum Road between the King Street and McKean Street intersections.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said a range of safety treatments would be delivered under the $28.8 million Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road Route Safety Project to benefit all road users.

"We are targeting known and potential crash locations along this busy stretch by building safer, more efficient intersections," Mr Ryan said.

"We're modifying the traffic lights to control right-turns from Morayfield Road into Esme Avenue and we're extending the right-turn lane to provide more space for turning vehicles.

"Work will also include changing the Morayfield Road northbound approach to King Street to a right-turn lane, through lane and shared through and left-lane configuration, for improved safety and traffic flow.”

"We're also installing a double barrier line on Beerburrum Road between the Hasking Street and Bertha Street intersections to prevent right turns at property accesses, improving traffic flow and reducing the risk of crashes.

“We will also resurface King Street from Matthew Terrace intersection to approximately 200 metres west of Beerburrum Road intersection.

"A new dedicated, right-turn lane and two dedicated, through lanes on Beerburrum Road, southbound at Bertha Street intersection, as well as a new U-turn facility, will deliver further safety and efficiency benefits for Caboolture motorists.”

Mr Ryan said right turns on Beerburrum Road into James, Hasking and East streets, Matthew Terrace and Nursery Road would be removed, as well as the U-turn near Nursery Road.

"The right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road will be extended to increase capacity for motorists turning into McKean Street or performing a U-turn at McKean Street intersection,” he said.

"McKean Street intersection will also be upgraded to be fully signalised.

"We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of all road users, nearby businesses and residents during the works."

Construction will be undertaken between 6pm and 6am, Monday night to Friday morning.

Night works are necessary due to the high daily volumes of traffic on Beerburrum Road and Morayfield Road.

Lane closures are required to carry out these important improvements and would cause significant congestion and lengthy delays if closed during the day. 

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