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

  • Installed 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.
  • Installed pedestrian kerb build-outs and pedestrian refuges at 2 locations.
  • Relocated the existing pedestrian crossing.
  • Provided a signed dedicated motorcycle parking area.
  • Resurfaced Main Street between Clive Street and Banks Creek Road.
  • Provided on-road bicycle lanes.
  • Installed township entry treatments on both sides of Fernvale township, including new pavement marking and signage to encourage motorists to slow down. The 2 sites are located just north of Ferny Gully and at the existing speed limit change south of town.
  • Reduced the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h through Main Street.

Funding

This project was fully funded by the Queensland Government's Targeted Road Safety Program. Investment ID 1147566

Total investment
$1.566 million
Queensland Government
$1.566 million

Current status

Construction is now complete.

Project design

Finalised design of project