Monday, 22 August 2016 08:26

COUNCIL TACKLES CONGESTION HOTSPOT AT RUNCORN - WARRIGAL ROAD

 

Brisbane City Council has improved congestion at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Underwood in Runcorn with the completion of a $45,000 project to extend the right turn lane and the existing yellow line.

Councillor for Runcorn Ward, Kim Marx said extending the right turn lane from 35 metres to 70 metres would help reduce congestion in both morning and afternoon peaks. “Warrigal Road carries about 25,000 vehicles per day with approximately 2120 vehicles per hour during the morning peak and 2150 vehicles per hour during the afternoon peak,” Cr Marx said.

“The extension of this northbound lane will ensure the number of vehicles turning right from Warrigal Road onto Underwood Road does not cause vehicles to queue across the adjacent through lane, blocking traffic and causing congestion.”

Warrigal Road links Beenleigh Road and Padstow Road, connecting the southern suburbs and the CBD via the Pacific Motorway and the northern suburbs via the Gateway Motorway.

It also provides access to a number of commercial, educational and recreational facilities such as Koasiung Park, Conondale Park, Warrigal Road State School and Warrigal Square Shopping Centre.

Cr Marx said Council had also received feedback from Warrigal Road residents that commuters who use the bus services along this route were parking too close to the intersection and driveways, blocking access.

“To address these concerns, work also included extending the existing no stopping yellow line parking restrictions on Warrigal Road southbound by approximately 100 metres,” she said.

“These improvements will provide important congestion relief and will help people get to their destination and their families faster.”

For more information on Council’s congestion reduction projects, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.