Traffic signals will be installed at the Old Northern Road intersection with Explorer Drive at Albany Creek to reduce crashes.
State Member for Everton Tim Mander said, “The works to improve safety at the Old Northern Road/Explorer Drive intersection in Albany Creek, are scheduled to start this month and expected to take up to four months to complete.”
“I first asked the Minister in 2015 to investigate concerns about the growing trend of crashes involving vehicles turning right from Explorer Drive into the path of northbound traffic on Old Northern Road,” he said.
Works will include:
· installing traffic signals to fully control traffic movements at the intersection
· extending the southbound right-turn lane on Old Northern Road to increase capacity for turning vehicles
· providing a dedicated on-road lane for northbound cyclists through the intersection.
· installing signalised pedestrian crossings on the western and northern legs of the intersection.
Traffic controllers will be in place at times to assist and direct road users.