Notorious traffic black spots get safety upgrades

Man works on roadworks with heavy machinery
Road upgrade and repair crews work hard through the night in the City of Logan to minimise disruption for motorists.

Road safety in the City of Logan has received a $4.8 million boost with works planned to improve seven notorious accident black spots.

Sites identified for upgrades include:

  • Bumstead Rd and Julie St, Crestmead
  • Logan Reserve Rd and School Rd, Logan Reserve
  • Browns Plains Rd and Fifth Ave, Marsden
  • Browns Plains Rd and Waller Rd, Browns Plains
  • Johnson Rd and Forestdale Dr, Forestdale
  • Plunkett Rd, Tamborine
  • Veivers Rd, Cedar Creek

Logan City Council will undertake the upgrades to roads and intersections with a history of serious crashes after successfully applying for funding through the Australian Government’s 2023-24 Black Spot Program.

Infrastructure Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane, welcomed the funding.

“This funding will result in safer intersections for local motorists and demonstrates the positive benefits for everyone when all levels of government work together,” Cr Lane said.

Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Bumstead Rd and Julie St, and Logan Reserve Rd and School Rd.

Flashing signals on Browns Plains Rd will warn west-bound drivers of the upcoming intersection and help protect queued traffic turning right.

Signal modifications and raised crossings will be implemented on slip lanes at Browns Plains Rd and Fifth Ave to improve pedestrian safety.

Guardrails along Plunkett Rd and Veivers Rd will keep vehicles off the steep road shoulders.

Additional lighting will be added at intersections and narrow road shoulders widened at several locations along Plunkett Rd and Veivers Rd.

In recent months, Council and contractor road crews have undertaken a program of night road works in suburbs across the city, minimising disruption for motorists during daytime peak periods.

Watch our video of crews in action here

In June, Council announced a $265 million investment in roads, drainage and engineering services as part of the 2023/24 Budget.

The budget will provide $121 million for capital projects across Council’s 2400km roads network.

The funding highlighted Council’s commitment to exploring new and more efficient practices to offset the soaring costs of road construction materials.

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