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Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road safety improvements

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is planning for and undertaking safety improvements on Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road.

Location:

Along Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road from Tabragalba to Beenleigh.

Benefits:

To improve safety on the highest risk sections of Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road by providing a more forgiving road environment.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is currently undertaking safety improvements on Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road. The $5.88 million works on Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road between Luscombe Crescent and Dunns Road at Wolffdene were completed in March 2019. The project included shoulder widening, speed restriction signs, removal of roadside hazards and installation of additional safety guardrail.

An additional $12 million has been allocated to undertake works on Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road for improvements to safety at Birnam and Luscombe installing guardrail at multiple locations between Tabragalba and Mundoolun.

Construction work at Birnam started in late 2018 and are expected to continue into the first half of 2019. The work includes shoulder widening, installation of wide centreline treatment, and clearing of hazards from the roadside. 
The project at Luscombe will start after the Birnam project is completed and will include curve widening and realignment over a 400 metres section.

Guardrail lengths of between 300 and 500 metres will be installed at 5 sites between the intersection of Beaudesert–Nerang Road, Tabragalba and intersection of Mundoolun Connection Road, Mundoolun.

Speed limit review

A speed limit review has been undertaken for the length of Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road.

The review considers several factors including crash history, traffic volumes, types of vehicles using the road, the geometry of the road and its role in the road network.

The findings of the review have now been endorsed by the local speed management committees which consists of representatives from TMR, Queensland Police Service, RACQ and the relevant local council. Speed limit changes along the road are being rolled out between March and June 2019.

Key milestones

  • Late 2018: Start of roadworks at Birnam
  • March 2019: Completion of roadworks at Wolffdene
  • Mid-2019: Implementation of speed limits changes following speed limit review
  • Mid-2019: Completion of roadworks at Birnam
  • Mid-2019: Start of roadworks at Luscombe
  • Late 2019: End of roadworks at Luscombe
  • Late 2019: Installation of guardrail at various locations.

Contact details

Email: southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5563 6600
Fax: 07 5563 6611
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang Queensland 4211
Last updated
18 March 2019