Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin), Fernvale, upgrade pedestrian facilities

Dedicated right-turn lanes, pedestrian refuges, reduced speed limits, and town entry treatments will improve safety for road users through Main Street in Fernvale.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Installing dedicated right-turn lanes on Main Street at Banks Creek Road, Fernvale Futures Centre access, and Simpson Street intersections, and south of Fernvale Hotel Motel to accommodate future development.
  • Installing pedestrian kerb build-outs and pedestrian refuges at two locations, which will remove 12 car park spaces.  
  • Relocating the existing pedestrian crossing and creating 6 new car park spaces.
  • Providing a signed dedicated motorcycle parking area for approximately 9 motorcycles.
  • Resurfacing Main Street between Clive Street and Banks Creek Road.
  • Providing on-road bike lanes.
  • Installing township entry treatments on both sides of Fernvale township, including new pavement marking and signage to encourage motorists to slow down. The two sites will be located just north of Ferny Gully and at the existing speed limit change south of town.
  • Reducing the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h through Main Street.

Funding

Investment ID 1147566

Total investment
$1.566 million
Queensland Government
$1.566 million

Current status

Design is now complete. Construction is expected to start in late 2021, weather and construction scheduling permitting.

Project design

Finalised design of project