Gridlock on Waterford-Tamborine Rd unacceptable

Gridlock on Waterford-Tamborine Rd unacceptable

Upgrading and improving safety on the Waterford-Tamborine Rd has become a critical issue for local residents, with traffic gridlock bringing Logan Village to a standstill at least twice a day.

As part of the FairShare4Logan campaign, Council and the Logan community are calling on local candidates and party leaders in the 25 November Queensland Election to commit to fixing all stretches of the busy road.

Mayor Luke Smith said 14,000 vehicles a day used the single-lane road, which connected residents to central and northern Logan and the M1.

“With another 50,000 residents expected in State-developed Yarrabilba in coming years, this issue is only going to exacerbate driver frustration and make the road less safe.”

City Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said Waterford-Tamborine Rd was not designed to carry current and future volumes of traffic.

“It has inconsistent speed limits, is narrow, tree-lined, and hazardous due to uneven surfaces and damaged road edges. It’s not fit for purpose now, and will become even more dangerous as traffic increases. The time for action is now,” Cr Pidgeon said.

"In the last five years there have been 88 crashes on Waterford-Tamborine Rd and, tragically, seven fatalities.

“We need timing and funding commitments for detailed design and construction to upgrade the Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Anzac Ave and North St in Logan Village, and funding for a business case to upgrade the remaining length of Waterford-Tamborine Rd from North St to Kingston Rd/Albert St in Waterford. The business case is important because nothing happens without it.

Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski said roads in and around Logan Village became gridlocked during peak hour and at school drop off and pick up.

“Traffic can often be at a standstill for more than a kilometre north and south of the town centre, which obviously affects access to shops and services, and is incredibly frustrating for drivers,” Cr Koranksi said.

“It impacts everyone who travels through Tamborine, Jimboomba, Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Buccan and Waterford.”

Locals can have their say by going to www.FairShare4Logan.com.au where they can sign the online petition and help spread the message on social media.

FairShare4Logan

Council is mobilising the community to help ensure the City of Logan receives its fair share of funding for major roads and public transport, and timely services for growing communities.

The #FairShare4Logan campaign enables locals to have their say and reinforces the need for critical investment in Logan.

The campaign is based around five key priorities:

  • Mount Lindesay Hwy
  • M1 Motorway and extension of South East Busway
  • Waterford Tamborine Rd
  • Salisbury to Beaudesert Passenger Rail
  • Infrastructure for growing communities.

Act now: www.FairShare4Logan.com.au