Road safety in the City of Logan has received a $4.8 million boost with several notorious accident black spots to be improved.
Logan City Council was successful with seven applications to the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program for funding to help fix roads and intersections with a history of serious crashes.
Sites identified for upgrades include:
- Bumstead Rd and Julie St, Crestmead
- Logan Reserve Rd and School Rd, Logan Reserve
- Browns Plains Rd and Fifth Ave, Marsden
- Browns Plains Rd and Waller Rd, Browns Plains
- Johnson Rd and Forestdale Dr, Hillcrest
- Plunkett Rd, Tamborine
- Veivers Rd, Cedar Creek
Infrastructure Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane, welcomed the funding.
“This funding will result in safer intersections for local motorists and demonstrates the positive benefits for everyone when all levels of government work together,” Cr Lane said.
Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Bumstead Rd at Julie St, and Logan Reserve Rd and School Rd.
Flashing signals on Browns Plains Rd will warn west-bound drivers of the upcoming intersection and help protect queued traffic turning right.
Signal modifications and raised crossings will be implemented on slip lanes at Browns Plains Rd and Fifth Ave to improve pedestrian safety.
The turning lane at Johnston Rd and Forestdale Dr will be modified, including providing extra length.
Guardrails along Plunkett Rd and Veivers Rd will keep vehicles off the steep road shoulders.
Additional lighting will be added at intersections and narrow road shoulders widened at several locations.
Road crews have worked around the clock in suburbs across the city, minimising disruption for motorists in a program of night road works.
In June, Council announced a $265 million investment in roads, drainage, and engineering services as part of the 2023/24 Budget.
The budget will provide $121 million for capital projects across Council’s 2400km roads network.
The funding highlighted Council’s commitment to exploring new and efficient practices to offset the soaring costs of road construction materials.