In July 2018, Waterford-Tamborine Rd made RACQ’s list of ‘high risk’ rated roads for its entire length. This is a state-controlled road.
Congestion is already a major issue along Waterford-Tamborine Road, with 14,000 vehicles using this single lane road every day through Tamborine, Jimboomba, Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Buccan and Waterford.
With 50,000 people expected to live in the state developed area of Yarrabilba in the coming years, this situation will continue to become worse without determined action now.
Roads in and around Logan Village become 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.
- $7-10 million for detailed design and project funding to upgrade Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Anzac Ave and North St (Logan Village)
- Congestion is already a major issue, with 14,000 vehicles using this single lane road every day through Tamborine, Jimboomba, Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Buccan and Waterford
- Roads in and around Logan Village become gridlocked during peak hour and at school drop off and pick up, affecting access to local shops and services
- Traffic can often be at a standstill for more than a kilometre north and south of the town centre
- Less congestion means less time spent sitting in traffic and more time to spend doing things that matter to you
- Congestion will continue to get worse in coming years without action now
Traffic is impacting the community, with access to schools being difficult and unsafe and traffic at a standstill during peak travel times. A sense of safety is paramount in everyone’s mind and the current state of Waterford-Tamborine Road weighs heavily on the minds of residents.
Council continues to advocate for a strategic solution for the entire length of Waterford-Tamborine Rd.
- upgrading four intersections on Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Anzac Avenue and Hotz Road, Logan Village
- widening existing 2.6 km stretch of this section from one to two lanes in each direction
- installing a centre median to separate north and southbound traffic lanes.
$13.3m to be spent in 2018/19 out of a total committed $39.5m, announced in the 2018/2019 Queensland Government Budget.
Timeframe: Due for completion in September 2018.
The Queensland Government says the impact on traffic flow from the current intersection upgrades will assessed before additional works are committed.