Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road between Esme Avenue and McKean Street intersections

The department has improved safety on Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road by addressing known and potential crash locations.

This project delivered safer and more efficient intersections between Esme Avenue and McKean Street as part of the Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road Route Safety Project.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

Morayfield Road intersection with Esme Avenue and Elliot Street

  • Extended the right-turn lane on Morayfield Road, to provide additional vehicle storage capacity for motorists turning into Esme Avenue.
  • Modified the existing traffic signals to provide fully controlled right-turn movements into Esme Avenue.

Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road intersection with King Street

  • Modified the northbound approach to King Street intersection to provide a right-turn lane, a through lane and a shared through and left-turn lane.
  • Road resurfaced from 200 metres south of Esme Avenue to King Street on Morayfield Road; from King Street to 150 metres north of Bertha Street on Beerburrum Road and from the intersection of King Street and Matthew Terrace to approximately 200m west of the intersection with Beerburrum Road.
  • Removed right-turn movements on Beerburrum Road between James Street and Matthew Terrace intersections.
  • Installed a new double barrier line between Hasking Street and Bertha Street intersections, to prevent right-turn movements at property accesses.

Beerburrum Road intersection with Hasking Street, East Street and Bertha Street

  • Provided a new dedicated right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road for motorists turning into Bertha Street, as well as 2 dedicated through lanes and a U-turn facility.

Beerburrum Road intersection with Nursery Road and McKean Street

  • Removed the right-turn and U-turn facility on Beerburrum Road adjacent to Nursery Road.
  • Extended the right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road past Nursery Road, to increase capacity for motorists turning into McKean Street or performing a U-turn at the intersection.
  • Upgraded the traffic signals at McKean Street intersection to a fully controlled signalised intersection.
     

Funding

Investment ID 659348

Total investment
$28.8 million
Queensland Government
$28.8 million

Current status

Construction was completed in October 2021.

Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road between Esme Avenue and McKean Street intersections map

Map depicting Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road between Esme Avenue and McKean Street intersections changes

Details on the map
  1. Traffic signals at McKean Street intersection were upgraded to a fully controlled signalised intersection, the right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road were extended past Nursery Road to increase capacity for motorists turning into McKean Street or performing a U-turn at the intersection, and the right-turn and U-turn facility on Beerburrum Road adjacent to Nursery Road was removed. 
  2. A new dedicated right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road was provided for motorists turning into Bertha Street, as well as two dedicated through lanes and a U-turn facility. A new double barrier line was installed between Hasking Street and Bertha Street intersections to prevent right-turn movements at property accesses, and right-turn movements on Beerburrum Road into James Street, Hasking Street and Matthew Terrace was removed. 
  3. The northbound approach to King Street intersection was modified to provide a right-turn lane, a through lane and a shared through and left-turn lane, and King Street was resurfaced from Matthew Terrace intersection to approximately 200m west of Beerburrum Road intersection.  
  4. The existing traffic signals at Morayfield Road and Esme Avenue intersection were modified to provide fully controlled right-turn movements into Esme Avenue and the right-turn lane on Morayfield Road was extended to provide additional storage for turning vehicles, and the left slip lane from Morayfield Road to Elliott Street was removed.