Construction works to begin for safety improvements on Samford Road in Queensland

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Funded by the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, construction works will begin on a 1.5km section of Samford Road for safety improvements.

  • Construction will commence in the coming weeks for safety improvements on a 1.5-kilometre section of Samford Road between Lomandra Access Road picnic area, Ferny Hills, and Camp Mountain Road intersection, Camp Mountain.
  • The $13.98 million project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which aims to address known and potential crash locations using high-benefit, cost-effective safety treatments.
  • The project includes road resurfacing, installing additional guardrails, road shoulder widening and wide centre line treatment, drainage improvements and green infrastructure.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will deliver on important safety upgrades on a 1.5-kilometre section of Samford Road, after several head-on and run-off-road crashes at this location.

This section of Samford Road was identified by TMR for safety improvements due to its high crash rate, which includes over 10 serious injury crashes and one fatality in the last five years of available crash data.

Following release of the project’s preliminary design in early-2021, and in response to community sentiment about the proposed removal of the 750-metre westbound overtaking lane, TMR has undertaken extensive design reviews to produce a final design that retains the overtaking lane while still improving the existing level of safety at this location.

“Road safety is TMR’s top priority, and the 13,000 motorists who use this section of Samford Road daily will benefit from these important safety improvements,” says Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services, the Honourable Bart Mellish MP.

“TMR has completed months of extensive design investigations and revisions to ensure other options were considered to retain the 750-metre westbound overtaking lane while improving safety on this stretch of Samford Road.”

“This project is another example of the Queensland Government’s commitment to delivering safer roads across the state and working towards reducing fatalities on our roads while incorporating community feedback and local knowledge,” says Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services, the Honourable Bart Mellish MP.

The project includes road resurfacing, installing additional guardrail, road shoulder widening and wide centre line treatment, drainage improvements, green infrastructure to improve fauna safety, and improvements at the Camp Mountain Road intersection, including concrete islands and lighting.

Vegetation clearing will be required in the road reserve to accommodate road widening and to ensure a safe roadside environment.

Construction is expected to commence in early-March 2024 and be complete by early-2025, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Prior to commencement, a site office will be established at the future Powerlink substation site near Samford Road off Baden Lane, approximately 900 metres from the eastern end of the project location.

Most project works will be undertaken during the day from Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm, with some weekend and night work as required. Motorists may experience delays due to reduced speed limits and intermittent single-lane closures as required.

The $13.98 million project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which aims to address known and potential crash locations using high-benefit, cost-effective safety treatments.

This marks a significant milestone on the project, which sees an additional $5.86 million in funding secured for the project from within TMR’s budget, totalling $13.98 million, to ensure these safety improvements are delivered for the community.

“These important upgrades will help the hundreds of members of our local community who use the road each day stay safe on their journey to and from work, school and home,” says Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd.

“I thank everyone for their patience while these works are carried out as part of ongoing improvements for the area,” says Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd.

“I’d also like to thank the community for providing important feedback during the project’s consultation phase and for their patience while we worked to finalise a design solution,” says Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd.

“We appreciate your patience again now as we prepare for construction and work to progress this important project to improve safety for motorists on this stretch of Samford Road,” says Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd.

As part of the Queensland Government’s $4.5 million commitment to support Moreton Bay City Council’s Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program, TMR will also deliver fauna protection measures on Samford Road as part of this project.

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Click here to read more about the Samford Road safety improvements project.

Source: © The State of Queensland 1997–2024

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