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 3 intersections, install new traffic signals at Fraser Road and remove roadside hazards.

Steve Irwin Way is a strategic link that provides 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 areas 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.
  • Dedicated right-turn lanes at Isambert Road, Graham Drive and the maintenance shed entrance north of Irwin Road.
  • Minor widening and streetlight relocation to widen shoulders between Mellum Creek Bridge and Railway Street Landsborough.
  • 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 under road stimulus packages. $18 million has been committed by the Australian Government ($14.4 million) and Queensland Government ($3.6 million) as part of the $415 million economic stimulus package. (Investment ID 1701239). An additional $6 million has been committed under the Australian Road Safety Program for signals at Fraser Road by the Australian Government ($4.8 million) and the Queensland Government ($1.2 million). Total project budget is $24 million (Australian Government $19.2 million, Queensland Government $4.8 million).

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

Current status

Construction began in November 2021 and is expected to be complete in late 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Project map

Design layout