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Construction begins in 2020 – $26 Million Everton Park Link Road

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The State Government has announced that tenders are now open to construct the $26 million Everton Park Link Road, connecting South Pine Road to Stafford Road.

Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads, outlined that work will likely commence at the beginning of 2020.

“We committed to building this road, with works well underway on safety improvements to South Pine Road at Halle Street, we’re taking the next step towards building a new link road that will get people home sooner and safer”.

“We’ve taken on board feedback from residents and local businesses to make sure we can maximise the benefit of this new road.” Mr Bailey said.

DTMR Preferred Concept Plan 2012

Project Details
– New access to the homemaker centre
– Active transport connection with Kedron Brook Bikeway
– New pedestrian facilities
– Right turns banned from South Pine Road into Stafford Road

The project is stage one of a two-stage plan to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Stafford and South Pine Road.

The State government announced in late 2018 that plans will be designed for a new connection between South Pine Road (north of Kedron Brook Creek) through to Stafford Road (east of Mountridge Street).

The proposed Everton Park Link Road design will be aimed at easing traffic congestion through Everton Park and provide better access to local shops for motorists.



Mark Furner, member for Ferny Grove stated, “We are getting the planning work underway now so motorists can benefit from safer commutes and less traffic sooner”. “The existing intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road already carries heavy traffic and is surrounded by several shopping precincts”.

As part of the traffic management strategy for north Brisbane, the upgrade is considered an important improvement to the wider road network, which includes road improvements already constructed on Samford Road. Provisions for cyclist and pedestrians will be provided, encouraging active and healthy transport options for the community.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) outlines the benefits of the preferred concept plan are:
– Reducing traffic congestion at the Stafford South Pine intersection
– Access will facilitated to the North-West Homemaker Centre
– Removing the right turns from South Pine Road into Stafford Road
– Removing the left turns from South Pine Road into Griffith Street
– More traffic light ‘green time,’ which will improve travel time
– Majority of Stage 1 constructed away from operating roads
– Minimising traffic and local amenity impacts during construction
– Dedicated on and off-road bicycle lanes along the Everton Park link road
– Cycle connectivity linking to off-road shared pathways and the Kedron Brook cycleway
– Pedestrians increased accessibility (wider footpaths and additional crossings)



Mark Bailey, Minister for the Department of Transport and Main Roads stated, “Traffic improvements will be made to existing surrounding roads as part of this project with a refined concept plan expected to be released in the coming months”.

“We will, of course, also be talking to residents and business people near these works to keep them informed.”  “We are planning to engage with the community regarding the design and seeking feedback, so there will be plenty of opportunities to find out more over the coming year”.

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The Information and References
– Media Statement: QLD Government
– Media Statement 2: QLD Government
– Project Update Image: DTMR
– Address: 419 South Pine Road, Everton Park
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview

Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.

 

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