$300,000 to install new traffic lights at roundabouts in Burpengary and Dakabin
Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $319,000 tender to upgrade the existing roundabouts at Burpengary Road and New Settlement Road, Burpengary and Old Gympie Road and Boundary Road, Dakabin with new traffic lights.
Council’s Spokesperson for Asset Construction and Maintenance and Division Two Councillor Peter Flannery made the announcement following council’s coordination meeting on January 23.
“This is a signalled metering traffic light system designed to cope with traffic congestion by activating the traffic lights on the opposing side of the roundabout,” Cr Flannery said.
“When there is no congestion the site will function as a normal roundabout.
“Installing new traffic lights at these locations will greatly improve road safety and reduce delays for the more than 80,000 motorists, who travel through either of these roundabouts every day to get to and from work, drop the kids at school and go to the local shops.
“The works, totalling over $300,000 will include two traffic signals at the northern and southern approach of the roundabout at Burpengary and New Settlement Roads and another two more traffic signals at the southern and eastern approach of Old Gympie Road and Boundary Road at the Dakabin roundabout.
“Road safety is a top priority for council and I am thrilled this project will be underway shortly to provide better traffic flow and safety for local motorists.”
Cr Flannery said the works would commence at the end of February and take about eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.
“Please be mindful of work crews and heed all instructions during the installation period; that way we can all get home safe to our families.”
Works will be carried out to minimise disruption, and motorists and property owners will be notified prior to works commencing.