Safer journeys through Point Clare

28 November 2019

A major safety boost will be delivered for motorists travelling along Brisbane Water Drive at
Point Clare with new traffic lights and pedestrian crossings to be installed at the intersection
of Jirrah and Koolinda Avenues.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Transport and Roads Chris Gualptis said the project
would also improve traffic flow through the intersection.

“More than 20,000 motorists travel along this road each day, with the intersection a major
entry and exit point for local motorists,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“This is a major project, which is focused on improving safety, reducing congestion and
improving traffic flow along this busy corridor.

“It will involve installing traffic lights at the intersection to improve flow, widening Brisbane
Water Drive to two lanes on the east side of the intersection to remove bottle necks, and
providing a replacement bus bay near Fagan Park.

“The pedestrian crossing west of the intersection on Brisbane Water Drive will be removed,
with new pedestrian paths and kerb and gutter installed along Brisbane Water Drive east of
the intersection.

“This is a complex project with many moving parts but it will ultimately deliver safer and more
efficient journeys for all road users.”

A small number of trees on the edge of Fagan Park and others next to the intersection will be

Early work commenced this week and will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday
to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday. Some work will also be carried out between
6pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

No work will be carried out between Saturday 21 December and Sunday 5 January, with main
construction work expected to start in early 2020.

For the safety of road users and workers, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40
kilometres per hour will be in place during work hours.

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