Mt Lindesay Hwy

Mt Lindesay Hwy

Mt Lindesay Highway is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous roads in Queensland. In July 2018, it made RACQ’s list of ‘high risk’ rated roads, with two of its three most dangerous sections in Logan: Park Ridge to Jimboomba, and Jimboomba to Beaudesert.

Each year, people die unnecessarily on Mt Lindesay Highway. In 2017, the road had the third highest fatal and serious crash rate of highways in Queensland, behind the Warrego and Bruce Highways. Upgrade work to date has been ad hoc rather than part of a strategic end-to-end solution.

Mt Lindesay Highway is a transport route crucial to regional economic growth in South East Queensland. It is the most important, and possibly only, north/south link in the south western corridor of the region. The Mt Lindesay Highway supports approximately 40,000 vehicles daily and this is expected to increase to 63,900 by 2031.

  • $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.
  • In 2017, the Mt Lindesay Hwy has the third highest rate of fatalities and serious crashes on a highway in Queensland
  • 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
  • Up to 170,000 people from state-developed Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba communities will be using the Mt Lindesay Hwy in coming years
  • Safer travel along the entire length of the road for everyone
  • Reduced travel times for families, workers and tradespeople
  • Reduced congestion in peak times

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.

The Mt Lindesay Highway will also be a major road connector for emerging communities in the Queensland Government’s Priority Development Areas of Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba, which will collectively be home up to 170,000 people over the next few decades.

Council is advocating for an end-to-end upgrade of the Mt Lindesay Highway to future-proof the important connectivity route, which will improve safety and unlock benefits for residents and the city.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

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

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

Early 2019: Construction to commence

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

Mid-late 2019: Start construction

Late 2020: Complete construction

Camp Cable 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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