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Improvement works start on busy Mt Coot-tha intersection

23 April, 2013

Improvement works start on busy Mt Coot-tha intersection
Deputy Mayor Councillor Adrian Schrinner is increasing safety for city motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with a $1.5 million project kicking off this month to upgrade the Mt Coot-tha Road and Scenic Drive intersection.

Cr Schrinner said the upgrade would provide a dedicated left-turn from Scenic Drive onto Mt Coot-tha Road for cyclists, as well as on-road cycle lanes at the intersection.

“There are currently no on-road cycle lanes on Mt Coot-tha Road in the vicinity of the intersection, so providing a special turning lane for cyclists on the corner plus installing on-road cycle lanes nearby will greatly improve safety in that area,” he said.

Public and Active Transport Chair Cr Peter Matic said the project also involved building a concrete footpath next to the northbound lane of Mt Coot-tha Road for pedestrians, and improving lighting at the intersection.
“The intersection sits on one of the city’s most popular cycling routes and is located near the key tourist destinations of Mt Coot-tha Lookout and Botanic Gardens, meaning we have a mix of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians using this road,” Cr Matic said.
“Cyclists and local residents told us what they found challenging about this intersection and what could be improved, and we’ve taken that feedback on board in developing the upgrade’s design.”
Construction will start in late April and take approximately four months to complete, weather permitting.
Traffic control will be in place during the works, which will include earthworks, drainage works and line marking.
Brisbane City Council is committed to minimising impacts, however some disruption to nearby residents and road users is expected, with minor delays possible when lane closures are in place.
While the majority of construction activity will occur between 6.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, some out of hours and weekend works may be required.
Nearby residents and road users will be advised in advance of any changed traffic conditions or out-of-hours works.
Local residents can get more information about the upgrade by contacting Council via cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au or 1800 692 333.

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