Caboolture Connection Road Route Safety Strategy

We are undertaking a $7.5 million route strategy package to improve safety along sections of Caboolture Connection Road (Lower King Street and King Street) between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway.

We are progressing well with detailed design and construction work to improve safety along sections of Caboolture Connection Road (Lower King Street and King Street) between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway in Caboolture. The majority of the works were completed by mid-2020, with all works expected to be completed in 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The packages will improve road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments for the following locations: 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow

Key features

The route safety strategy will enhance road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective safety upgrades which will address known and potential crash locations on Lower King Street and King Street.

Funding

A $7.5 million suite of packages will be delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Initiatives Program. 

Total investment
$7.5 million
Queensland Government
$7.5 million 

Current Status

Design has started on: 

  • Lower King Street between Dux Street and Alfred Street
  • King Street intersection with Wararba Crescent and Lynfield Drive.

Completed packages are: 

  • King Street at the Lakes Centre business precinct entrance 
  • King Street near Devantier Road 
  • King Street between Williams Road and the D'Aguilar Highway 
  • King Street at the George Street and Caboolture Square Shopping Centre intersection
  • Lower King Street between Bruce Highway and Dux Street
  • road signage improvements.

Lower King Street between Bruce Highway and Dux Street

Safety improvement works were delivered in 2 stages. 

Stage 1 works were completed in August 2018 to provide new overhead traffic signal lanterns at the Lower King Street intersection with the Bruce Highway northbound ramps and install queue-activated flashing sign to warn of congestion on the eastbound approach to the Bruce Highway interchange. 

Stage 2 works were completed in June 2020 to relocate the existing power poles further away from the westbound lanes of Lower King Street and reinstate street lighting various locations during these works.

Safety improvements concept design

Lower King Street between Dux Street and Alfred Street

Design work is underway to remove right-turns at side roads and driveways on Lower King Street between Mewett and William streets. Traffic data shows the majority of residents and road users already turn left during peak periods as there are no gaps for right-turns. We are formalising this arrangement by providing double lines on Lower King Street.  

A new U-turn facility will be installed at the Charles Street traffic signals for passenger vehicles.  
As the road corridor width for Lower King Street is limited, we are proposing to connect Edward and Short streets to provide the local community with an alternative access to Lower King Street. Locals will be able to use the Alfred Street traffic signals to safely turn to and from Lower King Street. 

Other proposed treatments to improve traffic flow include: 

  • a new dedicated lane for left-turns from Lower King Street into Dux Street 
  • a new dedicated lane for left-turns from Alfred Street onto Lower King Street 
  • new pavement arrows on Charles Street to allow dual right-turns onto Lower King Street.  

Proposed design Lower King Street between Dux Street and Alfred Street

King Street at the Lakes Centre business precinct entrance

Works were completed in March 2019 to improve safety by extending the raised centre median to prevent right-turn movements from the Lakes Centre to King Street. We investigated and determined there will be minimal impact for businesses and customers as a result of this safety improvement project. Alternate and safer exit options to King Street are available via Esme Avenue and the traffic signals at either Morayfield Road or Alfred Street. 

Importantly, right-turn movements into the Lakes Centre from King Street remain in place for eastbound motorists. 

image of extending the raised centre median

King Street at the George Street and Caboolture Square Shopping Centre intersection 

Construction was completed in June 2020 to improve safety by: 

  • providing dedicated signal phases for right-turns from King Street into George Street and the shopping centre
  • extending the right-turn lanes on King Street to provide extra traffic storage. 
Final design  

Proposed design King Street at the George Street/Caboolture Square Shopping Centre intersection

King Street intersection with Wararba Crescent and Lynfield Drive

In response to community feedback about the safety and operation of this intersection, we are proposing to extend the raised centre median on King Street to prevent unsafe right-turns into and out of Wararba Crescent. The proposed removal of right-turns at Wararba Crescent will reduce the risk of crashes at the intersection and formalise right-turns from King Street into Lynfield Drive. 

A new U-turn facility will be provided around 100m west of the intersection for residents travelling from Wararba Crescent to Caboolture. Another U-turn facility will be provided, as part of an adjacent development, at the King Street / Watt Street intersection for residents travelling from the D’Aguilar Highway to Wararba Crescent.  

Proposed design King Street intersection with Wararba Crescent and Lynfield Drive

King Street near Devantier Road

To improve visibility, safety improvements works to widen and realign the curve on King Street near Devantier Road began in August 2018 and were completed in February 2019.  

Proposed design King Street near Devantier Road

King Street between Williams Road and the D'Aguilar Highway

Safety improvement works on King Street between Williams Road and the D’Aguilar Highway were completed in February 2018. 
Works included: 

  • providing a raised median at the King Street/Williams Road intersection 
  • realigning the left-turn from King Street to the D’Aguilar Highway 
  • These works have improved visibility and provided a safety speed environment for road users along this section of King Street. 

Road signage improvements 

An audit of existing road signs along Lower King Street and King Street between the Bruce Highway and D’Aguilar Highway has been completed to ensure the signs comply with current design and safety standards. Between early and mid-2019 TMR replaced, upgraded or removed signs at various locations on these roads.