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Caboolture Connection Road Route Safety Strategy

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking a $7.5 million route strategy to improve safety along sections of Caboolture Connection Road (Lower King Street and King Street) between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway.

Location:

At various high-risk locations along Lower King Street and King Street between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway in Caboolture.

Completion:

Detailed design work is currently underway, a construction program is being rolled out progressively as each design package is finalised. Works commenced in early 2018. The majority of works will be completed by mid-2020 with all works expected to be completed in 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Benefits:

The route safety strategy will enhance road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective safety upgrades which will address known and potential crash locations on Lower King Street and King Street.

Funding:

A $7.5 million suite of packages will be delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Initiatives Program.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - North Coast District

Project info

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing well with detailed design work to improve safety along sections of Caboolture Connection Road (Lower King Street and King Street) between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway in Caboolture.

The packages will improve road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments for the following locations:

Refer to the suite of packages map

Lower King Street between Bruce Highway and Dux Street

Safety improvements works will be delivered in 2 packages. 

Package 1 involves:

  • providing new overhead traffic signal lanterns at the Lower King Street intersection with the Bruce Highway northbound ramps
  • installation of a new queue-activated flashing sign to warn road users of traffic congestion on the eastbound approach to the Bruce Highway interchange.

Package 1 works were completed in August 2018.

Package 2 proposes to relocate the existing power poles further away from the westbound lanes of Lower King Street. Street lighting will also be reinstated at various locations during these works. Construction is programmed for 2021.

Lower King Street between Dux Street and Alfred Street

To improve safety and traffic flow, we are proposing to remove right-turns at side roads and driveways on Lower King Street between Mewett and William streets. Traffic data shows the majority of residents and road users already turn left during peak periods as there are no gaps for right-turns. We are formalising this arrangement by providing double lines on Lower King Street. 

A new U-turn facility will be installed at the Charles Street traffic signals for passenger vehicles. 

As the road corridor width for Lower King Street is limited, we are investigating an option to connect Edward and Short streets to provide the local community with an alternative access to Lower King Street. Locals will be able to use the Alfred Street traffic signals to safely turn to and from Lower King Street.

Other proposed treatments to improve traffic flow include:

  • a new dedicated lane for left-turns from Lower King Street into Dux Street
  • a new dedicated lane for left-turns from Alfred Street onto Lower King Street
  • new pavement arrows on Charles Street to allow dual right-turns onto Lower King Street.

The proposed design is shown here.

Design work is expected to be completed by late 2019 in readiness for construction. 

King Street at the Lakes Centre business precinct entrance

Works were completed in March 2019 to improve safety by extending the raised centre median to prevent right-turn movements from the Lakes Centre to King Street. TMR investigated and determined there will be minimal impact for businesses and customers as a result of this safety improvement project. Alternate and safer exit options to King Street are available via Esme Avenue and the traffic signals at either Morayfield Road or Alfred Street.

Importantly, right-turn movements into the Lakes Centre from King Street remain in place for eastbound motorists.

King Street at the George Street/Caboolture Square Shopping Centre intersection

To improve safety, we are:

  • providing dedicated signal phases for right-turns from King Street into George Street and the shopping centre
  • extending the right-turn lanes on King Street to provide extra traffic storage.

The final design is shown here.

Construction west of George Street was completed in May 2019. Construction of the extended right-turn lane east of George Street (adjacent to Caboolture Square Shopping Centre) is anticipated to be completed later in 2019.

King Street intersection with Wararba Crescent and Lynfield Drive

In response to community feedback about the safety and operation of this intersection, we are proposing to extend the raised centre median on King Street to prevent unsafe right-turns into and out of Wararba Crescent. The proposed removal of right-turns at Wararba Crescent will reduce the risk of crashes at the intersection and formalise right-turns from King Street into Lynfield Drive.

A new U-turn facility will be provided around 100m west of the intersection for residents travelling from Wararba Crescent to Caboolture. Another U-turn facility will be provided, as part of an adjacent development, at the King Street / Watt Street intersection for residents travelling from the D’Aguilar Highway to Wararba Crescent.

Construction is scheduled to begin by early 2020.

King Street near Devantier Road

To improve visibility, safety improvements works to widen and realign the curve on King Street near Devantier Road began in August 2018 and were completed in February 2019. 

King Street between Williams Road and the D'Aguilar Highway

Safety improvement works on King Street between Williams Road and the D’Aguilar Highway were completed in February 2018.

Works included:

  • providing a raised median at the King Street/Williams Road intersection
  • realigning the left-turn from King Street to the D’Aguilar Highway.

These works have improved visibility and provided a safety speed environment for road users along this section of King Street.

Road signage improvements

An audit of existing road signs along Lower King Street and King Street between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway has been completed to ensure the signs comply with current design and safety standards. As a result, we will be installing new, upgrading existing, and removing unneeded signs at various locations on these roads from early 2019. 

Contact details

Email: lower_king_street@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 783 016*
Post: Caboolture Connection Road Route Strategy
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore Qld 4558

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Last updated
02 August 2019