Mt Lindesay Hwy

Mt Lindesay Hwy

One of Queensland’s worst roads

Mt Lindesay Highway is a transport route crucial to regional economic growth in South East Queensland. It supports approximately 40,000 vehicles daily and this is expected to increase to 63,900 by 2031.

Mt Lindesay Highway is also consistently rated as one of the worst roads in Queensland. We’re continuing to advocate to the Queensland and Australian Governments for an end-to-end solution, which will improve safety and unlock benefits for residents and the city.

Without a complete plan for priority upgrades, increased congestion and travel times, along with reduced safety and productivity by constrained freight routes, funnelling of traffic onto local roads and constrained delivery of public bus services, will continue. Quality of life for Logan residents is also being impacted by the condition of the Mt Lindesay Highway and the inability of this infrastructure to adequately service a rapidly growing population.

  • Recognition of Mt Lindesay Highway as a road of national significance
  • $10 million for a business case study that considers an end-to-end solution for the Mt Lindesay Highway rather than an ad hoc approach
  • Priority funding to deliver on solution/s posed in the business case.
  • The Mt Lindesay Hwy was ranked the third worst road in Queensland in RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2018
  • Trucks and family cars share this busy road which is a national freight route between the State developed freight terminal in Bromelton
  • Five different speed zones are on the Mt Lindesay Hwy between Browns Plains and Beaudesert
  • The highway will be a key corridor for up to 170,000 people from the state-developed Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba emerging  communities.
  • Safer travel along the entire length of the road for everyone
  • Reduced travel times for families, workers and tradespeople
  • Reduced congestion in peak times

From 1 January 2010 to 30 September 2018 (eight years, eight months), on Mt Lindesay Highway from Browns Plains Road to the Queensland/New South Wales border, there were:

  • 535 crashes
  • 15 fatalities
  • 366 people hospitalised.

The Mt Lindesay Highway was ranked #3 in the RACQ Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2018, which asks respondents to nominate roads they consider to be in poor condition, unfit for the function they are designed to perform and not providing an acceptable level of service. Key identified issues include lack of safe overtaking opportunities, rough surface, poor shoulder and narrow lanes.

It was also ranked #4 in the RACQ Red Spot Congestion Survey 2017, particularly the Browns Plains to Jimboomba section. Key identified issues were not enough lanes/road capacity, through traffic congestion, long queues and difficulty entering the road.

Safety issues are caused by the presence of traffic conditions not usually present on a highway including:

  • numerous speed zones along the length of the highway, ranging from 60 km/h to 100 km/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.

Government response

The Queensland Government and Australian Government have each contributed funding to projects at various locations along Mt Lindesay Highway through Logan.

In October 2018 the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) released its updated West Mount Lindesay Development Corridor – Major Road Network Study and 10 year strategic plan, which includes nine proposed new upgrades to Mount Lindesay Highway, planned for 2020/21 to 2027/28.

These are yet to be funded in DTMR’s Queensland Transport and Roads Investment program (QTRIP).

In February 2019, $30m was committed by both the Federal Government and Federal Labor opposition for improvements to the Mt Lindesay Highway. It has not been specified what project(s) this money will be put towards.

Read more:

West Mount Lindesay Highway Development Corridor – Major Road Network Study Update (October 2018)

Mount Lindesay Highway 10 year strategic plan map (2018-2028)

Funded projects 

Project

Detail

Funding

Timeframe

North Maclean safety improvements

Connecting St Aldwyn Rd and Wearing Rd to a new service road

Join service road to new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road and existing interchange at Chambers Flat Rd

$20m

Joint funding

Queensland Government $4m

Australian Government $16m

Mid to late 2018: Service relocation, vegetation removal, construction procurement

March 2019: Construction commenced (more details)

Late 2019:

Complete construction

Rosia Road to Stoney Camp interchange

Widening to four lanes

Upgrade highway water run-off

Upgrade on-ramp at Stoney Camp Rd and off-ramp at Granger Rd

Safety improvements including upgrading barriers

$20m

Queensland Government funding

Mid to late 2018: Detailed design and community consultation

Early to mid-2019: Service relocations, construction procurement

Mid-late 2019: Start construction

Late 2020: Complete construction

South Maclean safety improvements

Extend eastern service road to connect to Stockleigh Rd, disconnecting existing intersection with the highway

Extend Casuarina Rd to Crest Rd, disconnecting the intersection with the highway

$14m

Queensland Government funding

Mid to late 2018: Detailed design and community consultation

Early to mid-2019: Service relocations, construction procurement (more details)

Mid-late 2019: Start construction

Mid 2020: Complete construction

Camp Cable Road to Johanna Street

Upgrade between Camp Cable Road and Johanna Street intersections from 2 to 4 lanes

Improve flood resilience over Jimboomba Creek.

$20m

Queensland Government funding

Mid to late 2018: Detailed design and community consultation

Early to mid-2019: Service relocations, construction procurement

Mid-late 2019: Start construction

Late 2020: Complete construction

Stoney Camp Road – Jimboomba

Johanna Street – South Street

Undertake transport project planning

$1.59m

$1.5m

Mid to late 2018: business case development

 

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