Major upgrades to a key intersection that connects to the Logan Motorway are now complete after the Morrison Government delivered a $1.4 million funding boost for the project.
Traffic signals were installed at the intersection of Station Road and Jellicoe Street in April with lights to be switched on by Energex this week. New turning lanes and cycle lanes were also installed as part of the upgrade.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the upgrade will greatly improve the safety and flow of traffic at this busy intersection.
“Commuters will start to feel the benefits as restrictions begin to ease and we bring businesses out of hibernation,” Mr van Manen said.
“The new intersection will mean a faster and safer commute for Logan residents when we return to work. The flow on effect is dramatic especially for our small businesses in Logan that rely on the road network to get their products and services to consumers.”
Mr van Manen said this project is just one of many infrastructure upgrades in Logan that will keep Australians in work and support local businesses.
“While the roads may be quiet, tradies are working around the clock to deliver the Morrison Government’s infrastructure projects in Logan.”
“Whether it’s fixing the M1, relocating the Loganlea train station, upgrading the Mt Lindesay Highway, or building commuter car parks, I’m getting on with the job and delivering projects while it is safe to do so.”
Mr van Manen has also secured Federal Government funding for upgrades to High Road and Easterly Street in Bethania and Chambers Flat Road (between Park Ridge Rd and Derby Rd) at Park Ridge in partnership with Logan City Council.
“I will be working closely with the new councillors to deliver these local road upgrades so we can employ more locals and get residents home sooner and safer.”
Logan City Council City Infrastructure Committee Chair Teresa Lane said the $4.5million upgrade will greatly improve the safety and flow of traffic at the busy intersection.
“Regular users of this intersection will be delighted that they can now enter and exit the Logan Motorway in such a safe and efficient way,” Councillor Lane said.
“The timing couldn’t be better either with traffic volumes starting to return to normal as the result of Covid-19 restrictions being eased.
“Council and its delivery partners deserve full credit for completing these works ahead of schedule.”
Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall praised the economic benefits of the new intersection.
“It will speed up commute times for residents and crucially those businesses that rely on our road network,” he said.
“This is a benefit that will be felt for years to come especially as our division continues its growth.”