Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way), Beerwah to Landsborough, improve safety

The project will improve safety on a high priority section of Glass House Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between the communities of Beerwah and Landsborough. The project will widen the existing road, install a wide centre line to separate opposing traffic flows, provide right-turn lanes at three intersections, install new traffic signals at Fraser Road and remove roadside hazards.

Steve Irwin Way is a strategic link providing access to popular tourist destinations in South-East Queensland and the local towns of Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough and Palmview. This link has experienced increased traffic growth over the years and the proposed works will improve overall safety and reduce the potential for head-on, rear-end and run-off-road crashes.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Road widening from north of Foley Road to Mellum Creek Bridge.
  • Wide centre line treatment to separate opposing traffic flows.
  • Shoulder widening to provide additional area for motorists to pull over, assist emergency vehicles to pass, accommodate wide vehicles and provide greater separation between cars and bike riders.
  • New traffic signals at the Fraser Road intersection (Australia Zoo entrance).
  • Dedicated right-turn lanes at Isambert Road, Graham Drive and the zoo maintenance shed entrance.
  • Extending and replacing culverts.
  • Pavement rehabilitation.
  • Vegetation management.
  • Lighting and safety barrier installation at identified locations.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. Investment ID 1701239 and Investment ID 1977924 

Total investment
$24 million
Australian Government
$19.2 million
Queensland Government
$4.8 million

Current status

Design is complete for the safety improvement works and construction will begin in November 2021, weather and construction scheduling permitting.

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