Works planned for Magnolia Parade intersection on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road at Victoria Point

VICTORIA POINT: Cr Lance Hewlett and Redlands MP Kim Richards at the junction of Magnolia Parade and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.
VICTORIA POINT: Cr Lance Hewlett and Redlands MP Kim Richards at the junction of Magnolia Parade and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.

AN intersection on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road at Victoria Point is set for a minor upgrade to improve safety.

Cr Lance Hewlett said he had been lobbying the Main Roads Department for work to be done on the intersection of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and Magnolia Parade.

"I consider it - along with the Anita Street and Double Jump Road intersections - as one of the most dangerous in the city," Cr Hewlett said.

Motorists turning right from Magnolia Parade onto Cleveland-Redland Bay Road have exclusive use of a section of the right-hand lane.

However, drivers on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road could be causing a safety hazard, according to a Main Roads Department spokesperson.

"It is possible that some motorists travelling northbound on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road may be breaching the road rules and crossing over the solid white lines of the chevron island to continue their journey northbound," the spokesperson said.

"To resolve this issue, TMR will install a concrete island with signage on the triangular chevron.

"This will ensure only vehicles turning right into Magnolia Parade are using the right-turn lane."

Cr Hewlett said TMR would do the work before the end of this financial year, subject to weather and construction conditions.

"This will definitely see an improvement in safety for those vehicles exiting and turning right from Magnolia Parade onto Cleveland-Redland Bay Road," Cr Hewlett said.

The spokesperson said that a "changed traffic conditions" sign in place since road works were completed in 2015 would be removed.

Cr Hewlett said he welcomed the works.

"I am pleased to finally see some substantial investment being made on this section of the southern Redlands main road infrastructure which is under ever increasing vehicle demand and heavily congested at peak times," Cr Hewlett said.

In a 2017 state election promise, Labor announced a $5 million upgrade to the Anita Street T-junction on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.

The state government called for tenders for the design of the upgrade in March.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said at the time the intersection would be signalised, improving safety and reducing delays for motorists during peak times.

The state government is also building a bus station on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, near Bunker Road at Victoria Point. Those works are expected to be finished by the end of this year.

Earlier this year the state government launched a $500,000 study to investigate the back roads that avoids the centre of Victoria Point.