Design for Albany Creek Road Upgrades Underway

As part of the Safer Roads Sooner program, Albany Creek Road is getting much-needed road upgrades.

The design is now underway for the upgrades at the Albany Creek Road  (also known as South Pine Road) intersection with Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street.

According to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, the safety improvements at the intersection will get an allocation of $595,000 under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) initiative.

Safer Roads Sooner is one of the government’s strongest road safety improvement programs. These initiatives focuses on high-benefit, cost-effective treatments at known and potential crash locations.

Albany Creek Road Upgrades

Albany Creek Road intersection with Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street. Photo credit: Google Street View

Albany Creek Road is a popular route for commuters between the north-western suburbs and Brisbane’s CBD. Because of this, the road is also an accident-prone area.

“The history here shows a trend of crashes involving vehicles turning right into Wruck Crescent or Ferguson Street,”  Mr Bailey said.

“That’s why we have allocated funding to modify the traffic signals to fully control right-turn movements from Albany Creek Road into Ferguson Street and Wruck Crescent,” he added.

Upgrades also involve extending Albany Creek Road right-turn lanes. Photo credit: Google Street View

Safety upgrades will also include the extension of both right-turn lanes on Albany Creek Road. This is to further accommodate motorists waiting at the signals.

These improvements will help minimise the potential for crashes and greatly improve safety at the intersection.

Moreover, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will work with key stakeholders in the area as the design progresses.

TMR anticipates works to start in mid-2019.