NEW traffic signals on Bribie Island Road will be turned on this week as part of a $3.7 million road safety boost.
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said traffic signals had been installed at the Lee and Peel roads intersection.
"We're upgrading four intersections along Bribie Island Road to improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Bailey said.
"The new traffic signals at the intersection of Lee and Peel roads will be switched on this week, a significant milestone for the project and great news for local motorists who drive this stretch daily.
"The new signalised intersection will also complement the reduced speed limit implemented recently on Bribie Island Road.”
Member for Pumicestone Rick Williams said the overall $3.7 million project includes safety improvements at four intersections on Bribie Island Road - Lee and Peel Roads, Aylward Road, Beames Road and Pinelands Way.
"The Lee and Peel Roads intersection is the first to be completed as part of this project,” Mr Williams said.
"Construction on the Aylward Road intersection is currently underway, with new signals scheduled to be operational by mid-April.
"The remaining works at the Beames Road and Pinelands Way intersections will start soon.
"Emergency vehicle traffic signals to give priority to emergency vehicles will be installed at Beames Road intersection. These signals will be activated only in the event of an emergency.
"The concrete medium will be extended at the Pinelands Way intersection to improve safety.”
This project is funded under the Palaszczuk Government's Safer Roads Sooner program, which aims to address and improve known and potential crash locations in Queensland.
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