Albert Street works begin
Improvements to one of the City of Logan’s more challenging intersections have begun.
Logan City Council is signalising the Albert Street/Station Road and Albert Street/Church Road intersections at Bethania to increase safety and improve traffic flow.
The work, which will take about four months, will also see the installation of additional turning lanes, sections of on-road cycleways, road resurfacing and line marking, lighting, signage and landscaping.
The $2.6 million project is jointly funded by Council’s Major Roads Program and the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
“Anyone who has used the intersection before will know that it can be tricky to navigate because of the number of access points,” City Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane said.
“What Council has proposed here is a permanent solution that will clear up the confusion and make the road fit for increasing traffic volumes.
“The new design was carefully considered by Council road engineers and motorists will certainly notice a big difference when the project is completed.”
Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said the intersection had frustrated motorists.
“Residents have raised concerns about this intersection and I’m glad that we could get it done as a priority,” Councillor Hall said.
“It was like a Mexican stand-off to wait and see who was going to go first with the right of way.
“It’s a busy intersection and now motorists will be able to navigate it safely.”
Federal Member for Forde, Bert Van Manen, said the Australian Government is pleased to partner with Logan City Council to fix the intersection.
“The Roads to Recovery and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program was designed for projects such as this one,” Mr Van Manen said.
“This will improve safety but also keep traffic flowing which has a knock-on effect for the economy.”
To reduce traffic impacts on the busy road, works will occur at night between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Friday and will not be carried out for more than two consecutive nights in a row.
Work is scheduled to finish in April, weather permitting.