Major road upgrade to bring raft of benefits to Redlands Coast
Redlands Coast road users are set to benefit as work on $30 million Stage 1 of Wellington Street/Panorama Drive upgrade program gets underway.
Mayor Karen Williams said the program, which is supported by the Australian Government through the Urban Congestion Fund, would help residents get around the city safer and faster.
“Nobody likes being stuck in traffic and representing one of Council’s largest ever road investments, this project will reduce congestion and help residents get home to their families sooner,” Cr Williams said.
“The first stage of the project will see the road duplicated from Boundary Road to South Street, with work to begin in the near future and be completed by the end of next year.
“This project is an example of what can be achieved when different levels of government work together, with the Federal Government providing funding to help make it a reality.”
Division 3 Councillor Paul Golle said the project would create around 140 jobs for Queenslanders and would bring limited disruption.
“Knowing the benefits, I’m excited to see the commencement of this road upgrade program and look forward to enjoying the benefits the duplicated road will bring,” Cr Golle said.
“Redlands Coast residents will directly benefit from the creation of around 70 local jobs related to the project, with a further 70 jobs to be created across Queensland.
“Foresight from our city planners has allowed space for the road duplication, meaning impacts on neighbouring properties have been limited and works can be carried out with limited disruption to traffic flow.”
Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the project would bring improved safety for all road users.
“Duplication of this road will see additional shoulders for cyclists, dedicated turning lanes, a pedestrian and cyclist shared path for the full length on the western side of the road, and signalised intersections,” she said.
“These features will make it easier to use the road and improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.”
The Wellington Street / Panorama Drive road duplication will be completed over three stages and is estimated to cos a total $90 million. The stage are:
- Stage 1: Boundary Road to South Street, Thornlands (early to mid-2022 – late 2023)
- Stage 2: South Street, Thornlands to Bay Street, Cleveland (2024-2027, to be confirmed subject to funding)
- Stage 3: Bay Street to Russell Street, Cleveland (2027-2030, to be confirmed subject to funding).
The project will benefit from Federal Government funding for intersection upgrades at Ziegenfusz Road/Panorama Drive, Panorama Drive/Wellington Street and Wellington Street/Weippin Street.
For more information, visit the project page on Council’s Your Say site at yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/wellingtonstreet