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

The Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road Route Safety Project is improving road safety by addressing known and potential crash locations.

This project is delivering safer and more efficient intersections between Esme Avenue and McKean Street.

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

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

Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road intersection with King Street

  • Modifying the northbound approach to King Street intersection to provide a right-turn lane, a through lane and a shared through and left-turn lane.
  • Resurfacing King Street from Matthew Terrace intersection to approximately 200m west of Beerburrum Road intersection.
  • Removing right-turn movements on Beerburrum Road between James Street and Matthew Terrace intersections.
  • Installing 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

  • Providing 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

  • Removing the right-turn and U-turn facility on Beerburrum Road adjacent to Nursery Road.
  • Extending 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.
  • Upgrading 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 started in mid-March 2021 and is being undertaken at night between 6pm and 6am, Monday night to Friday morning.

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 will be upgraded to a fully controlled signalised intersection, the right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road will be 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 will be removed. 
  2. A new dedicated right-turn lane on Beerburrum Road will be provided for motorists turning into Bertha Street, as well as two dedicated through lanes and a U-turn facility. A new double barrier line will be 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 will be removed. 
  3. The northbound approach to King Street intersection will be modified to provide a right-turn lane, a through lane and a shared through and left-turn lane, and King Street will be 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 will be modified to provide fully controlled right-turn movements into Esme Avenue and the right-turn lane on Morayfield Road will be extended to provide additional storage for turning vehicles, and the left slip lane from Morayfield Road to Elliott Street will be removed.