Fernvale township safety treatments

Dedicated right-turn lanes, pedestrian refuges and signage will improve safety for all road users.

The main road through Fernvale is a 2-lane, 2-way road that includes a mix of residential properties, commercial development and public open space. The town is regularly visited by locals, tourists and commuters passing through.

A trend of right-turn crashes has been identified. Community groups and residents have requested pedestrian crossing facilities and a speed limit reduction.

Transport and Main Roads will deliver dedicated right-turn lanes, pedestrian refuges and signage to improve safety for all road users. For further information see the proposed design layout.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Installing dedicated right-turn lanes at the intersection with Banks Creek Road, Fernvale Futures Centre access and Simpson Street.
  • Installing pedestrian kerb build-outs and pedestrian refuges at 2 locations.
  • Relocating existing pedestrian crossing.
  • Installing new road pavement marking and signage on the highway entering Fernvale to encourage motorists to slow down.
  • Reducing the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h on Main Street.

Funding

Total investment
$1.566 million
Queensland Government
$1.566 million