The Department of Transport and Main Roads will upgrade the FE Walker Street and Que Hee Street intersection in coming weeks.
The Queensland Government has allocated $826,000 under the Targeted Road Safety Program (TRSP) to install traffic signals at the intersection.
The program provides funding for locations with known fatal and serious injury crashes. It's funded predominantly from revenue collected through the Camera Detected Offences Program and the Australian Government's Black Spot Program.
Construction is scheduled to begin soon and should be completed by mid-June 2020, weather permitting.
Works will be undertaken Monday to Friday with a mixture of day and night works.
The project involves installing traffic signals at the FE Walker Street and Que Hee Street intersection.
As the traffic volumes on FE Walker Street are high, motorists leaving the side road are unable to get a good break in the traffic flowing in both directions on FE Walker Street.
The traffic signals will provide gaps by controlling movements from all legs of the intersection.
Signalised pedestrian crossings will also be provided on FE Walker Street on the western side of the intersection and on Que Hee Street.
A shared bicycle lane will also be installed on both FE Walker Street and Que Hee Street.
The intersection forms part of the state’s as-of-right multi-combination route.
The intersection upgrade has been designed to accommodate the turning paths of B-doubles up to 25 metres.
Heavy vehicle access through the intersection is restricted to 6am and 7am (for arrivals) and 6pm and 7pm (for departures). B-doubles are not permitted to access the intersection between 8am-9am and 2pm-4pm.
RoadTek will be constructing the upgrade which will occur mostly between Monday and Friday. Some night works will be required to complete the project while traffic volumes on FE Walker Street are lower.
The department will notify residents before commencing night works.
During construction residents can expect noise and some dust impacts. Motorists should anticipate traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions to ensure the works are carried out safely and efficiently.
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