Update for December 2015
I know you are all very eager to see works commence on the traffic lights at the Reed Street intersection so I have sought an update from TMR on their schedule. The latest information I have been given confirms that, weather permitting, crews will be on site before Christmas attending to some of the drainage issues that have been discovered in the design process. Residents will also see equipment starting to arrive and being set up during December and early January. TMR are working on a timeframe of getting the major works under way by the end of January but before then they assure me they will be attending to the pre-construction works. I will be regularly visiting the site during December and January in particular myself to check on progress and will share photos of how things are going on Facebook.
I have also been told that a site office will be constructed in the next week (9/12/15)
Also see my column in the Glasshouse Country News for an update. (9/12/15)
I recently sent my latest eNewsletter and my office has had many enquiries following from residents asking for an update on the Reed Street traffic signals.
The Glasshouse Country News ran a great story updating residents a few months ago but I will include the update below again for those who missed it.
See below –
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to provide you with an update on the Steve Irwin Way and Reed Street intersection upgrade at Glass House Mountains.
As you are aware, TMR has secured $2.7 million funding for the construction of the project which aims to improve road safety for motorists by providing a controlled turning environment, and increase the overall efficiency of the intersection. Detailed design is currently underway for the project which will involve:
• the installation of traffic signals;
• construction of a new turn left slip lane from Reed Street onto Steve Irwin Way;
• extending both right turn lanes on Steve Irwin Way into Reed Street and Coulon Road to improve vehicle storage capacity;
• the provision of a new left turn lane from Steve Irwin Way into Coulon Road; and
• the installation of additional street lighting at and on the approaches to the intersection.
Preliminary construction works are expected to commence in December 2015 with works continuing following the Christmas closedown period. Construction is estimated to take three to four months weather permitting.