Queensland’s state government has completed work to upgrade the Beerburrum Road and industry drive intersection and the Beerburrum Road and Pumicestone Road intersection.
These are both key intersections linking Caboolture’s CBD with the D’Aguilar Highway, the Queensland State Equestrian Centre, historical village and show-grounds.
Previously there had been a number of serious crashes at the intersections, often caused by motorists trying to find gaps in traffic as they attempted to turn right.
The government prioritised new turning lanes, traffic islands and pedestrian crossings, which Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said would help improve safety.
Pedestrian safety was specifically important because the area is popular around the D’Aguilar Highway for families heading to the QSEC, the Sunday markets and the historical village.
Along with other upgrades the project included relocating one of the railway pedestrian crossings at Pumicestone Road, realigning and improving the road surface and footpaths and reshaping and relocating traffic islands.
The 5.33 million dollar upgrade was funded under the state government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which aims to produce high benefit yet cost effective solutions to reduce incidents on Queensland roads.
The Beerburrum Road and Industry Drive intersection upgrade has been delivered as part of the 28.8 million dollar Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road Safety Project.