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Warrego Highway (Lowood-Minden Road / Tallegalla Road intersection): safety improvement works

Overview:

The department will carry out safety improvement works at the Warrego Highway intersection of Lowood-Minden Road and Tallegalla Road.

Location:

Minden

Benefits:

The upgrade of the intersection will improve safety, ease congestion and increase capacity to cater for future traffic volumes.

The key benefits of the preferred design are:

  • Improving the safety of traffic movements by separating and reducing the conflict points and improving turning lanes.
  • Decreasing the waiting times (by up to 50%) for vehicles crossing the intersection from both Tallegalla Road and Lowood-Minden Road.
  • Reducing congestion by providing longer auxiliary lanes to allow more capacity and prevent queueing vehicles blocking traffic.
  • Preventing buses and long vehicles overhanging into Warrego Highway traffic while giving way in the median.
  • Providing safer bus stop locations, removed from Warrego Highway.
  • Limiting private land resumptions and associated impacts to local property owners.
  • Limiting the increase in travel distance when travelling north-south across the intersection - direct access remains.
  • Ensuring performance of the corridor by minimising additional vehicle kilometres of travel, minimising delays and queuing in the short and medium term.
Funding:

This project is funded by the Queensland Government with $10 million allocated for planning and construction.

Regions:
North Coast Region, Metropolitan Region, Downs South West Region

Project info

Works will commence late September 2017 and are expected to be completed in early 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. 

Works will be undertaken during the day on Monday – Saturday from 6am to 6pm. There will be some night works throughout the project from 7pm to 5am. Directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified in advance.

Local residents and businesses may experience some of the following impacts:

  • Changed traffic conditions may include reduced speed limits, lane or shoulder closes and moderate delays. Traffic control and signage will be in place as required and some minor delays may be experienced.
  • Motorists will need to allow some extra time when planning travel. Motorists are also expected to drive safely and be mindful of the work crew and changed traffic conditions.
  • Access will be limited to the road reserve on the northern side of the Warrego Highway near Lowood-Minden Road.
  • Nearby residents and business may experience short term impacts, including increased noise, dust, lighting and vibration from construction equipment and activities.

We will make every effort to minimise disruptions and appreciates the community and motorists' patience while these important works are carried out.

Community info

The project team will continue to communicate and engage with the community throughout these construction works. As the project progresses, directly impacted stakeholders will be notified of any changes and impacts. 

Local residents and businesses are able to make contact with the project team on the below details to discuss the project.

Contact details

Email:  metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads 
Warrego Highway safety improvement works: 
Tallegalla Road and Lowood-Minden Road intersection
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004
Last updated
05 September 2017