New traffic signals at the intersection of Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Duporth Road and Ormond Road have been commissioned.
Minister for Major Projects, Paul Fletcher, said the project was part of a major upgrade to improve traffic flow and road safety.
“The $12.32 million project was jointly funded by the Australian government—through its Roads to Recovery Programme and Brisbane City Council,” Fletcher said.
“Traffic congestion in Brisbane costs businesses and residents around $1.3 billion a year, a figure that could blow out to $3 billion by 2020 if the right level of investment in the city's transport system is not made now.”
Seventeen Mile Rocks Road carries approximately 16,000 vehicles each day, with Duporth Road facilitating 7000 vehicles.
Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said the intersection is a serious choke point for motorists during peak traffic conditions.
“By widening and signalising the intersection we have addressed the vehicle movements that contribute to peak-hour congestion, helping to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times,” Quirk said.
“The traffic signals also minimise the risk of dangerous traffic movements at this intersection, where nine accidents were recorded over a four-year period.”
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