by Siobhan Daglish
Works are underway to improve the safety of the North Maclean section of the Mount Lindesay Highway.
The $20 million Greenbank Intersection Upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $16 million and the Queensland Government committing the remainder.
Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, said the jointly funded project would improve traffic conditions at North Maclean, with new signals enhancing safety for more than 20,000 vehicles per day.
“Once the Greenbank Intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is complete, the community will be connected with the new service road linking
St Aldwyn Road and Wearing Road with a new signalised intersection on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Greenbank Road,’’ Mr Tudge said.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, said that community feedback had been invaluable in the planning of the upgrades.
“Following community feedback and recommendations from a safety review undertaken in 2015, I’m pleased to say that there will be a dedicated slip lane just past the St Aldwyn shopping precinct,’’ Mr van Manen said.
“Our Government are prioritising the Mt Lindesay Highway by upgrading the Greenbank Intersection as well as our recent investment of an additional $30 million. I want to see more people in Park Ridge and surrounding areas get home safer and sooner.”
“The new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road will enable locals to safely access businesses, get to work and get home again by minimising conflicting traffic movements and therefore increasing safety.”
This section of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is expected to be complete by early 2020, weather permitting.