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Construction set to commence on upgrade to Brisbane’s Milton Road

27 April, 2015

Brisbane’s Milton Road will soon be safer and less congested, with works set to commence on the $500,000 Milton Road-Hale Street Intersection upgrade.

The Australian Government fully funded project will deliver:

• three additional traffic signals on Milton Road, which will increase visibility for vehicles approaching the intersection;
• upgrades to two existing city-bound traffic signals;
• centre medians to enable installation of additional traffic signals;
• the realignment of the intersection, with new line marking to improve separation between vehicles turning right out of Hale St and city-bound vehicles stopped on Milton Rd; and
• upgrades to resurfacing of the intersection to reinforce line marking changes.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the Milton Road and the Hale Street intersection was a key part of Brisbane’s road infrastructure.

“This upgrade will improve safety, and will fix the congestion experienced on Milton Road during peak hour which will boost Brisbane’s productivity,” Mr Briggs said.

“From major projects, like the Gateway Motorway upgrade, through to smaller targeted projects, such as the Hale Street and Milton Road Intersection safety works, the Australian Government is building better roads for Brisbane.

“The start of early works on this upgrade is another example that Teresa Gambaro is improving Brisbane’s roads and delivering on her election commitments.”

Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro said residents in the area will see significant safety improvements at the notorious intersection.

“This upgrade will ensure drivers don’t need to conduct dangerous manoeuvres in order to get by slow moving traffic during congested periods,” Ms Gambaro said.

“Upgrades to the intersection will make a significant difference and ensure that our roads are safer.

“I am pleased that I am delivering better roads for Brisbane, with the project expected to be completed by mid-2015.”

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that Milton Road was a key transport corridor carrying 51,000 vehicles daily, with nearly 21,000 vehicles turning from Hale Street into Milton Road.

“This busy intersection has been an accident black-spot site, with 22 accidents over a five year period,” Cr Quirk said.

“With these high traffic volumes, it’s vital that we make the necessary changes to ensure motorist, pedestrian and cyclist safety and Council is pleased to be working with the Federal Government to deliver this important upgrade.”

“Works will generally be undertaken at night, between 9pm and 5am to minimise traffic disruptions for motorists. I thank residents in advance for their patience while this important upgrade is completed.”
The Australian Government is delivering $500,000 towards the Milton Road and Hale Street intersection upgrade.

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