Friday 6th March, 2020
Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is delighted to announce that the design work for the long-awaited upgrade and signalisation of the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road and Old Gympie Road intersection at Beerwah State School is complete and work is set to begin mid-2020.
“I have advocated to upgrade this intersection for years now. It’s taken a lot of community angst and lobbying to convince the government to come around and improve it, but we’ve got there in the end” said Mr Powell.
This intersection caters for a mix of road users, including pedestrians accessing the Beerwah State School and heavy vehicles accessing commercial facilities along Old Gympie Road.
“Over 7,800 vehicles pass through this intersection every day and the current design was outdated and unsafe.”
The intersection upgrade will include traffic signal installation, road widening to accommodate additional turning lanes and associated vegetation clearing to facilitate road widening.
“On top of those vital improvements, the design also includes for signalised pedestrian crossing facilities and provision for B-Doubles for east to north and north to east movements.”
Additional upgrades include new cyclist lanes on Kilcoy-Beerwah Road, footpath connections surrounding the intersection and replacing and adding safety barriers and guardrails.
“And work doesn’t stop at the intersection! Almost two kilometres of resurfacing works will also be carried out from the Kilcoy-Beerwah and Old Gympie Road intersection up to the Blackbutt Street intersection.”
“This really is a fantastic win for the Beerwah, Peachester and Glasshouse communities who use these intersections as part of their daily commute and school runs and I’m thrilled to have been able to deliver this outcome for them,” concluded Mr Powell.
Ends 6 March 2020