Government Invests $1.1 Million to Make Albany Creek Intersection Safer

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Addressing the road safety concerns in Albany Creek, the Government has granted a $1.1 million upgrade to the Old Northern Road intersection with Explorer Drive as part of the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP).

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that this commitment to fund the project is the government’s response to community concerns regarding safety at the busy intersection.

Old Northern Rd – Explorer Dr Intersection Google Street View

Traffic signals, which include a fully controlled right-turn movement from Explorer Drive onto Old Northern Road, will be installed at the intersection to enhance safety and improve the traffic flow.

The design and construction contract of the project was awarded to WSP. Whilst the detailed design for the project is not ready yet, it aims to focus on resolving the increasing number of crashes at the intersection.

Google Street View of Old Northern Rd – Explorer Dr Intersection

Road users may notice road workers and construction vehicles on site as surveying works, as well as geotechnical and pavement investigations, commence for use in creating the design plans.

The final design is expected to be released in a few months. Construction is set to follow as soon as possible.

This project falls under the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Targeted Road Safety Program which aims to improve road safety by implementing cost-effective solutions to prevent crashes and road incidents.