Have you had your say? Transport and Main Roads recently released the design of the proposed Deception Bay Road upgrade, and the public has been invited to provide feedback on the proposal until 11 January 2023.
The proposed upgrade aims to reduce travel time and improve safety and efficiency for road users. It involves the final 3.3-kilometre, two-lane sections of the Deception Bay Road situated between Bruce Highway and Park Road/Lipscombe Road which currently caters to more than 20,000 vehicles daily.
The proposed improvements include widening of Deception Bay Road, providing a four-lane, median-divided arterial road; signalised and upgraded intersections; new service roads; off-road active transport pathways; a new signalised pedestrian crossing; and installation of eight bus stops.
“We know how important community consultation is to delivering a quality upgrade that meets the needs of the community, so I encourage locals to get involved,” Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said.
“Up to 21,000 vehicles use this section of Deception Bay Road each day and we’re expecting traffic volumes to increase as the Moreton Bay region continues to prosper.
“I don’t want to see these people stuck in traffic so it’s important we get it right from the start.
“All feedback will be used to inform the final layout, before we move ahead design and construction down the track.”
The project will provide road users with a seamless transition from the Bruce Highway Upgrade-Deception Bay Road interchange which construction is currently underway.
Mr Whiting said the proposed upgrade and the $163.3 million Bruce Highway Upgrade-Deception Bay Road interchange project will not only benefit motorists but will also make a huge difference in the safety of the bike riders and pedestrians.
A fauna overpass will also be built to prevent animals from accessing the road. It will connect the northern and southern parts of Freshwater National Park and will be the largest delivered by the Transport and Mains Road to date.
“We already have strong fauna management measures in place on the Bruce Highway and this bridge will add to the safe passage of wildlife.
“It will be a significant piece of infrastructure, allowing native animals to move safely between these habitat areas and away from busy roads.”
To have your say on the proposed project, visit this page. Community consultation closes on 11 January 2023.