Up­grade com­plete ahead of sched­ule

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

A $10 MIL­LION up­grade on the War­rego High­way at the Lowood-min­den and Tal­le­galla Rds in­ter­sec­tion has been com­pleted ahead of sched­ule.

Mem­ber for Ip­swich West Jim Mad­den said the safety im­prove­ments had re­duced con­flict points be­tween ve­hi­cles and im­proved turn­ing lanes.

“Longer turn­ing lanes were built to al­low for more ca­pac­ity and pre­vent queu­ing ve­hi­cles block­ing through lanes,” Mr Mad­den said.

“This will also pre­vent buses and long ve­hi­cles over­hang­ing into War­rego High­way traf­fic while giv­ing way in the me­dian.

“New bus stops have also been built in safer lo­ca­tions off the high­way.”

Trans­port and Main Roads Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley said the project was de­liv­ered af­ter com­mu­nity mem­bers had high­lighted safety is­sues at the in­ter­sec­tion.

“Ac­ci­dent statis­tics show a high num­ber of in­ci­dents at this in­ter­sec­tion so I’m pleased we’ve de­liv­ered im­prove­ment to re­duce fur­ther crashes and in­juries and done it ahead of sched­ule too.”

Mr Bai­ley thanked mo­torists and lo­cals for their pa­tience dur­ing con­struc­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search for “Min­den”.

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