$10 mill for Old North Road duplication
Division 8 Councillor Mick Gillam has announced construction on the next stage of Old North Road duplication project will commence in coming weeks after Moreton Bay Regional Council awarded a $10 million tender.
Cr Gillam said following the upgrade of Old North Road from the Brendale hill to Kremzow Road, council would look to transform Old North Road between Stanley Street and Samsonvale Road from two lanes into four.
“Old North Road is an important link for the 18,000 thousand motorists who travel along this stretch every day to places like Warner, Joyner, Lawnton, Brendale and the CBD, or to community facilities like South Pine Sports fields in Eatons Hill,” Cr Gillam said.
The scope of works include:
- Duplication of the road between Stanley Street and Samsonvale Road;
- Signalisation of the intersection with Russet Burbank Drive;
- Dedicated cycle lanes in both directions;
- Concrete pathways; and
- Drainage improvements.
“This is a vital project for our community that will help to improve traffic flow in the local area and overall road safety.”
Acting Mayor and Division 9 Councillor Mike Charlton said the announcement was a win for residents, with council to construct dedicated cycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
“The community told us they wanted more for cyclists and pedestrian facilities, and I’m pleased to announce that as part of the duplication project, council will construct two metre-wide cycle lanes in both directions and 2.5 metre-wide concrete pedestrian pathways,” Cr Charlton said.
Road works are expected to commence in September, with service relocation works already underway. Motorists are urged to heed the advice of safety crews and signage while works are underway.
“It’s part of council’s $109.5 million commitment towards roads and transport networks across the region for 2018/19.”