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

Overview:

The department has completed 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 commenced late September 2017 and major construction was completed in July 2018 with some minor project closure works to occur over the coming months involving short-term traffic lane closures where required.

Contact details

Email: metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004

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Last updated
02 November 2018