Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering better motorist and pedestrian safety with the completion the $1.8 million intersection upgrade at Gowan Road and Palatine Street, Calamvale.
Local Councillor Kim Marx (Karawatha Ward) said the installation of traffic signals and signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection were about providing safety improvements for residents.
“The Southside community had petitioned for the installation of traffic signals at this intersection so I am very proud to be able to deliver them this project,” Cr Marx said.
“The signals will greatly improve access from Palatine Street onto Gowan Road, a result which will no doubt please the many motorists who travel through this intersection daily.
“A dedicated right turn lane was also been created in Gowan Street for vehicles turning into Palatine Street.”
Project works commenced in May this year and were completed ahead of schedule.
The intersection upgrade also included:
• The installation of a flashing warning signal at the ridge north of the intersection to improve safety.
• Modification of the existing traffic islands.
• The creation of off road shared pathways north of Palatine Street.
• The relocation of the northbound bus stop further south on Gowan Road.