The next stage of the Palaszczuk Government’s $28.8 million Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road safety project has begun.
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said crews would upgrade Morayfield Road between Lindsay Road and Oakey Flat Road, which will deliver a safer road for local motorists.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to building safer roads in the region with more than $3.13 billion for northern SEQ communities over the next four years,” Mr Ryan said.
“This announcement follows the completion of the $5.33 million upgrade for two of Caboolture’s busiest intersections at Beerburrum Road earlier this year.
“The project includes an upgrade to the existing traffic signal at the Morayfield Road intersection with the Supercentre and Homestyle Homemaker Centre to provide controlled, right-turn movements into each complex.
“This will drive safety by stopping vehicles taking right-turns between unsafe gaps in traffic.
“The right-turn lanes on Morayfield Road at the Supercentre and Homestyle Homemaker Centre intersection, and the right-turn lanes in and out of Walkers Road will also be extended to provide additional capacity for turning motorists.”
Mr Ryan said the Oakey Flat Road intersection would also be upgraded with signals to improve safety and efficiency, and provide easier access to Morayfield Road.
“Pedestrians will benefit from a range of new and improved facilities including new signalised crossings, additional zebra crossings and improved footpath connectivity,” he said.
Construction is expected to take up to five months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.