Motorist and pedestrian safety will improve at the Sandgate Road and Eliza Street intersection with works set to start early October.
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey, said the $700,000 upgrade was expected to be finished by late December, weather permitting.
“The 350 metre Sandgate Road stretch from Junction Road to Gellibrand Street and then to Eliza Street is one of Brisbane’s busier strips,” Mr Bailey said.
“Major benefits from these works include a reduction to the risk and potential for crashes, improved bus stops, and reduced delays at the Eliza Street exit, as well safer crossings for pedestrians.
“This project will involve installing traffic and pedestrian crossing signals on the intersection’s eastern and southern sides, a relocation of bus stops, as well as improved linemarking, signs and pedestrian ramps.
“I’d like to ask motorists to drive to the changed conditions while the works are underway. We really appreciate the community’s patience while these important works are being carried out.”
Minister Bailey said the Eliza Street project would complement the nearby $6.9 million Sandgate and Junction Roads intersection upgrade.
To minimise road impacts and ensure roadworker safety, works will occur Monday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am.
Speed limits will be reduced and some lanes will temporarily close during works.
This upgrade is part of the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner program which delivers high-benefit, cost-effective road engineering to address known high-risk incident spots.
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