As part of today’s budget, Logan City Council has allocated money to install traffic lights at a busy four-way intersection in Bethania.
Albert Street, Station Road and the Logan River Road off ramp will undergo a $1 million upgrade and signalisation to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.
The upgrade is part of a record $147 million roads expenditure in Council’s 2021/2022 Community and Lifestyles budget and is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Infrastructure Chair Councillor Teresa Lane said the intersection upgrade at Bethania will better connect the community while maintaining a high safety standard.
“Signalising the Albert Street, Station Road and the Logan River Road intersection will help traffic flow and make the journey safer for residents.
“Works that will improve stormwater drainage will also give residents greater peace of mind during the wet season and storms.”
Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said traffic lights would remove uncertainty that motorists and pedestrians face at the Albert Street-Station Road intersection.
“Fixing this intersection was one of my main priorities as a first-term Councillor,” Cr Hall said.
“I know from first-hand experience over a long time that these lights will make this intersection safer and there will be fewer accidents.
“The Mayor and my fellow Councillors understood the importance of getting this done as soon as possible. The result is a big win for Division 6.”