Road safety improvements are on the way for Bargara Road, including signalised pedestrian crossings, as part of the Targeted Road Safety Program.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said 47 locations would be included in the $66.4 million works package, addressing known safety issues at priority locations.
“Tragically, we lost 297 lives last year and already in 2023, 39 people have been killed on Queensland roads,” Mr Bailey said.
“We want to turn last year’s horrific number around because every life lost is one too many – which is why we’re getting on with 47 high-priority upgrades across Queensland.
The Bargara Road/Whittred Street/Bunda Street intersection has $335,000 earmarked for pedestrian safety and connectivity improvements, including signalised pedestrian crossings on additional intersection legs and installing a raised priority crossing at Whittred Street left-turn slip lane.
Mr Bailey said planning was now under way for all 47 projects, with construction expected to start by 2024.
The TRSP is primarily funded by the Camera Detected Offence Program, which uses money collected from camera fines to fund important road safety improvements, initiatives and education programs.
More information about the TRSP can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Road-safety/Targeted-Road-Safety-Program.