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Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road safety investigations

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has carried out investigations into the suitability of traffic signals at the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection, Little Mountain.

Location:

Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection, Little Mountain.

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

Project info

To address concerns about the right-turn movement out of Ridgewood Road into Caloundra Road, we investigated options for improving safety at the intersection.

Following community feedback from a public meeting held in May 2017, we committed to investigating the suitability of traffic signals at the intersection. These investigations are now complete.

We engaged external safety consultants to undertake a road safety audit at the intersection and examine the safety implications associated with installing traffic signals. Following this, an initial design concept and cost estimate was developed by a design consultant in late 2017. We engaged an independent expert to review these findings. This review was completed in early 2018.

Following this series of investigations, traffic signals were found to be a suitable treatment for the intersection.

In late 2017 the speed limit on Caloundra Road, between Bellvista Boulevard and Bells Creek Arterial roundabouts was reduced from 80km/h to 70km/h in both directions. A number of factors were carefully considered as part of this review, including the crash history, traffic volumes and prevailing speeds, road function, roadside development and activities including pedestrians and cyclists.

There is no funding available in the current approved program to install traffic signals at the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection. We are currently investigating funding options. This project will need to compete against other priority infrastructure projects across the state to attract funding.

If you require further information please contact the project team:

Phone  07 5451 7055
Email  northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au 
Post  Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road Intersection SRS Project
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Program Delivery and Operations
North Coast Region
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore Qld 4558
Last updated
23 September 2019