Council welcomes $30 million pledge to Mt Lindesay Hwy
Published: 1 February 2019
Logan City Council has welcomed today's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that $30 million would be invested in upgrading the Mt Lindesay Highway.
Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said it was great to see the commitment from the government.
"This won't fix all the issues but it's a good step in the right direction," she said.
“What we’d really like to see is recognition of the Mt Lindesay Highway as a national highway, a business case for an end-to-end solution and priority funding to deliver it.”
In the past eight years, there have been 409 crashes along the Logan stretch of the highway, resulting in 12 fatalities and 255 hospitalisations.
"Council has long been advocating to the State and Federal Governments to make this road safer for our residents – it is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous in Queensland," Cr Dalley said.
"Our FairShare4Logan campaign calls for an end-to-end solution rather than ad hoc fixes for the 40,000 vehicles that travel on it daily."
The safety issues are caused by traffic conditions not usually present on a highway including:
- numerous speed zones along the length of the highway, ranging from 60km/h to 100km/h
- the presence of bus stops, many not sufficiently indented from the flow of traffic
- multiple T-intersections in close proximity to each-other, impacting on the flow of traffic
- limited overtaking lanes
- lack of off-road breakdown and enforcement bays
- inconsistency in signage that is either insufficient, not installed correctly or not rationalised (too much signage making it confusing)
- direct access from private residential properties onto the highway.